The Butler County Banner, also known as the Green River Republican, is a weekly newspaper based in Morgantown, Kentucky, and serving Butler County in west-central Kentucky, including Morgantown, Quality, Roundhill, Rochester, and Woodbury. It is a once-a-week newspaper that publishes on Wednesdays, and it is owned by and the flagship weekly newspaper of Jobe Publishing, Inc. based in Horse Cave, Kentucky.

This newspaper is part of Jobe Publishing's news and advertising network that serves Barren, Butler, Hart, Metcalfe, and Monroe Counties in Kentucky, meaning that Jobe also publishes the Barren County Progress, The Herald-News of Metcalfe County, Monroe County Citizen, and the Hart County News-Herald, respectively. All of Jobe's newspapers, including the Banner, are members of the Kentucky Press Association.


The first ever edition of the Banner was published in 1885.

Jobe Publishing bought the Banner-Republican in February 1998.[3]

In the 2000s, the Green River Republican merged with the Butler County Banner, and it was consolidated as the once-a-week Butler County Banner-Republican.

Newspaper staff

Newspaper staff as of October 2014:

  • Mark Scherer - Editor
  • Melissa Embry - Regional Sales
  • Carol Hatcher - Office Manager.