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To promote education in the region while reinforcing efforts to support development of a quality workforce, Butler County Water System is launching a $1,000 scholarship program. The scholarship, awarded annually, will go to Butler County graduates planning to attend Western Kentucky University or South Central Kentucky Community & Technical College (Franklin/Bowling Green campuses).

“The service we provide is closely linked to the quality of life in Butler County and to the young people who are educated here,” said Weymouth Martin, President, BCWS Board of Directors. “We see this scholarship as one more way we can serve our community and our customers.”

The 2020 Butler County graduating seniors will be the first group eligible for the BCWS scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for four years, as long as scholarship requirements are maintained.

The scholarship program will be administered by the College Heights Foundation at Western Kentucky University.

“We are excited about Butler Water joining the other civic organizations, companies, and strong alumni base that already support scholarships for students. We look forward to contributing our assistance in their scholarship program,” said Donald Smith, President of the College Heights Foundation at WKU.

For application and eligibility details, students should contact their high school guidance counselor or visit The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to May 15, 2020.

About Butler County Water System, Inc.

Butler Water serves a diverse blend of residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial water users. The system provides an average of 900,000 gallons of water each day through a network of 528 miles of pipeline in a 440-square-mile area. Butler Water draws its supply from the Green River which is then treated at it’s 2 million gallon per day treatment plant in Morgantown. Details about Butler Water can be found online at

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