Roger Givens

A History of Woodbury, Kentucky: A Once Thriving Riverboat Town

Hungry, mouthwatering Mike can’t wait to get home and eat his favorite dessert. Although he’s ready to devour the warm sweet brownies, Mike’s mom tries to teach him patience and responsibility. For his beloved food, Mike will do anything to get a taste of the brownies to satisfy his cravings.
Roger Givens
Roger G. Givens is an amateur historian and former co-publisher of the Butler County Banner newspaper, where he wrote weekly articles about Butler County’s historical events, people and places. He wrote a feature article about Butler County for the magazine Back Home in Kentucky. He is co-author along with Nancy Richey of Images of America, Butler County by Arcadia Publishing, African American Life in Butler County, Kentucky – Black Culture, Contributions, and Community. Givens’ current book is, A History of Woodbury, Kentucky. He has given several talks about the Civil War in Butler County and wrote a 200th Anniversary saga and historical booklet of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Butler County. He is retired but stays active in the community affairs of Butler County by having served on the Morgantown / Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Green River Museum, Board of Directors, Vice President of the Charles Duncan Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution in Bowling Green. He was the leader in organizing the General Richard Butler Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution in Butler County. Givens served as President of the Butler County Arts Guild, from 2016 to December 2022. He served as Butler County chairperson of the Kentucky Historical Highway Marker program.

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