Butler County (Images of America)


This and all other podcasts in the series are created by Haiwang Yuan, Professor of Library Public Services, WKU Libraries. The recording of this particular episode was partially edited by Bryan Carson, Professor of Library Public Services, WKU Libraries.


WKU Libraries' Kentucky Live! talk series presentation, taking place in Morgantown Public Library, Kentucky on October 25, 2012, focused on the history of neighboring Butler County published in the Images of America series in September by Arcadia Press. The book includes many never before seen photographs of Butler County’s rich historical culture, its religious and educational institutions, and ordinary family life. The coauthors are Roger Givens and Nancy Richey.

Givens is a Butler County native who has held a variety of occupations from barber, to coal miner, to power plant worker. He and his wife founded the Butler County Banner which they later merged with the Green River Republican, and which today is the county’s leading newspaper.

Richey is a native of Mt. Hermon, Kentucky. She’s currently the Reference and Image Librarian for the Department of Special Collections at Western Kentucky University. She serves on the board of the Janice Holt Giles Society and gives frequent workshops on Kentucky genealogy.


American Popular Culture | Photography | United States History