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Butler County Fair brings back “Kids’ Day”

The Butler County Fair revived Kids’ Day. The Butler County Fair is a fall tradition in Greenville. People of all ages come out for the food, rides and competitions. The fair is hosted by the Kiwanis Club every year, and club officials decided to bring back a special tradition this year: Kids’ Day. In the past, Butler County schools would…

Butler County Fair’s Humble Beginnings

Judging at the Butler County Fair begins the day before the grand opening. The fall season usually means county fairs come to town. The Butler County fair, hosted by the Greenville Kiwanis Club, started up the first full week of fall. While most in the community come out for the rides and fair food, the county fair really has it’s…

Greenville Butler County Library Open for Business

The Greenville Butler County Library is finally ready and open for business after extensive renovation took place over the summer. The Library was closed for two months to accommodate the renovations. The interior of the library had been largely untouched since it was built in 1992. The Library Board of Trustees set aside enough money to change the layout and design…

Butler County Students’ First Day of School

The first day of school can be hard on the younger students, like those in Kindergarten. They might have tears at the morning drop-off or afternoon pick-up, but it’s nothing like what the moms of first time students go through. Thursday was the first day of school for Butler County students, and it was the first day of school for…

W.O. Parmer Elementary Construction Bid Accepted

Two Butler County schools are getting some much needed new additions. The refinancing of a 2007 bond issue left the Butler County School Board with a little more than $3 million. The refinance mandated this money be spent on capitol improvement within a three year period. Butler County BOE decided the best way to use the money would be give…

Greenville Library Almost Ready to Reopen

The Greenville Butler County Library is almost ready to reopen its doors after a summer of renovations. The library has been largely untouched since it was built in 1992, and the library staff and board of directors wanted a chance to bring the building into the 21st century. “Of course books or anything like that is not going away anytime…

Prominent Butler Co. School Board Member Dies

Terry Williams, District 2 Member of the Butler County Board of Education passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2016. Williams had been suffering from an extended illness. Williams served as a school board member since January 1, 2003. He was dedicated to public service and worked diligently to ensure that the educational needs of the children of Butler County were…

4th of July Crash Claims Life of Butler Co. Teen

1/1butler co. teen Show Caption Hide Caption A single-vehicle crash at 3:25 a.m. today, July 4, claimed one life and injured another. Hunter Kyle Gaston, 19, of McKenzie was killed when the  2001 Ford F-150 he was driving left the roadway and overturned. Gaston, who was not using a seat belt, was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by…

What is an AR-15 Rifle?

On the heels of the nation’s worse mass shooting in history, many gun stores across the nation are reporting huge increases in the sale of AR-15 rifles. The AR-15 was used in the tragic shootings of Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado; San Bernadino, California; and most recently, the shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida that killed 50 people and injured that…

Butler Co. Mother Faces Maximum Sentence on Child Abuse Charges

A Butler County mother who physically and mentally abused her young son is facing maximum prison time. Shelley Norris was sentenced to 20 years of jail time and convicted on one count of aggravated child abuse after several videos showing her beating and screaming at her then four year old son were shown in Butler County Circuit Court. The videos…