A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 11 No. 5 May 2019 (c)
KY primary 2019 results - It's Bevin vs Beshear
It\'s Beshear vs Bevin in November
At the top of their party's tickets in November will be Matt Bevin, the current Republican governor versus Andy Beshear, the Democratic attorney general.
For a really cool interactive look at all the primary races, click on "More" in the story to go to the New York Times interactive map to see how your county voted in the governor's race. See the full story ...
Murray State University Bass Anglers ranked second in country ahead of national championship appearance
MSU Bass Anglers team members Brenden Bingham and Hunter McKinley.
The Murray State University Bass Anglers fishing team is making waves in the middle of one of its strongest seasons. The team is ranked second in the entire country as of the latest Association of Collegiate Anglers standings released May 6, ahead of a national championship berth next month. See the full story ...
Young Historians Project - 7th graders share research for prizes
L to R: Karen Stairs, media specialist, Cailin Russell, Carter Terry, Callie Douglas, Emma LeClere, Chris Harmony, language arts teacher Allison Kelly
Music, movies, horse racing, political scandal and military history were topics researched and presented by five students at the fifth annual Young Historians Project dinner...
The Young Historians Projects is a joint effort of Hickman County Schools, the Hickman County Historical Society with assistance from Paula McCuiston of the Hickman County Extension Service. See the full story ...
Graves County Board of Education selects Graves High principal Matthew Madding as district's new superintendent
Matthew Madding will serve as superintendent of Graves County Schools beginning in 2019.
Native son, Graves County High Class of '02 valedictorian Matthew Madding, will lead the Graves County School District as superintendent, beginning July 1. The Graves County Board of Education voted to hire him in a special, called meeting Wednesday afternoon, May 15. See the full story ...
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, Lincoln Park Michigan, April 29, 2019
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, from Lincoln Park, Michigan
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in Syria while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, from Lincoln Park, Michigan, died April 29, 2019, in Kobani, Syria, of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident.
Pfc. Thomason was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley of Richmond KY: April 20, 2019
Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky,
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 22, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation. See the full story ...
May 18: Program on Nathan Bedford Forrest in Clinton
Nathan Bedford Forrest: image from Wikipedia
Richard "Rick" Justice will speak on "Tennessee Blitz: Nathan Bedford Forrest's Lighting Raids in Western Tennessee" at the Hickman County Historical Society, 107 S. Washington St. in Clinton on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 a.m.
The program is a presentation of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society. See the full story ...
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing
Ivan and Mary Potter shopping in Hazel KY
Meet the husband and wife team responsible for West Kentucky Journal.
Editor's Note: Updated - Ivan Potter retired from the Clinton City Council as of January 1, 2017.
WKJ now has over 6000 articles and 2.5 million yearly views. See the full story ...
Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal
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