Butler County High School to hold prom in open-air venue

MORGANTOWN, Ky. – “They love us. It shows how much they love us,” said Butler County High School senior Bo Kirby.

Kirby’s sentiments were shared by other students at Butler County High School, as they prepare for prom. To stay covid safe, the prom will take place at Southerland Farms, a big change from last year.

“I just feel so grateful for the opportunity to have a prom, even with the circumstances of today’s society,” said Butler County High School senior Jessilynn Embry.

“I’m really thankful because last year, we didn’t get anything. The fact that they’re doing this for us is a really big deal,” added Butler County High School senior Aleace Hall.

The day before had the barn filled with prom decorations, made possible by school staff wanting to give the students the time of their life.

“We want them to feel safe and have the Butler County Bear spirit and experience. Prom is a big part of that experience, we’re excited that they can have that,” said Butler County High School principal Stoye Young.

Whether it’s prom in the gym like years past, or in the wide-open space of a rural venue, students say they can’t thank their Butler County family enough, extending thanks to teachers for making this year, one to remember.

“It means a lot, and it goes to show that they’re willing to put forth the effort and go the extra mile to have a good senior year,” Hall said.

“I’m really grateful for all the teachers, faculty and staff that we have here,” Embry added.