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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 5  No. 8  August 2014 (c)

FrontPage News

Mitch McConnell calls Alison Lundergan Grimes "new face of the status quo" | Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes, US Senate race, politics, western Kentucky, coal,

Mitch McConnell - Grimes is the candidate of status quo.
Mitch McConnell calls Alison Lundergan Grimes "new face of the status quo"

(Clinton, KY ) - Workers at Harper's Country Hams got a break last Friday when their senior Kentucky Senator stopped by for a brief visit. Work stopped as they came out of the building and sat in the shade at picnic tables.

Senator Mitch McConnell arrived soon after in a small convoy of black SUVs ...

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal - 1 opinion posted

Rand Paul's Simplicity is the Reason for his Complexity  | Rand Paul, politics, presidential politics, Kentucky,
Rand Paul's Simplicity is the Reason for his Complexity

...As an old fashioned Democratic progressive liberal, I stay mad at Rand about 50% of the time. The other 50% I stand with him on issues dear to my heart. Issues like military budget reform, homeland security and National Security Agency spying on Americans reform, review of local police militarization, size and shape of government, foreign policy, and hemp are areas I agree with Rand...

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal

Military Downsizing Will Impact Kentucky | military, Kentucky, Ft. Campbell, Ft. Knox,

Folding the colors at Ft. Campbell. The base is on downsizing list.
Military Downsizing Will Impact Kentucky

...Currently, the Pentagon and Defense Department operate an enormous real estate portfolio encompassing over 562,000 buildings and structures on 523 bases, posts, camps, stations, yards and centers. The replacement cost of that real estate covering 27 million acres would be $ 850 billion.

The reality for Kentucky is that of the first list of ten US Army bases to experience deep cuts, two bases are in Kentucky - Ft. Knox and Ft. Campbell...

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal

Kentucky Cattlemen's Association asks Dept. of Ag for $1 assessment   | department of Agriculture, Kentucky, cattle

One million + cattle were marketed in 2013.
Kentucky Cattlemen's Association asks Dept. of Ag for $1 assessment

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Cattlemen's Association has asked the Kentucky State Board of Agriculture for approval to conduct a statewide referendum of Kentucky beef cattle producers on a proposed state assessment of $1 per head of cattle marketed in the state.

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Ted Sloan, Ky Dept. of Ag

Community and Regional News

President Davies vists PADD meeting | Murray State University, education, Purchase Area Development District, economic development,

President Robert Davies at PADD Board meeting.
President Davies vists PADD meeting

"Murray State is here to serve the region." - Murray State University President Robert "Bob" Davies at Purchase Area Development District Board.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Fulton County continues to be in top 10 unemployment counties

Magoffin County recorded the state's highest unemployment rate - 15.4percent. It was followed by Jackson County, 14.6 percent; Harlan County, 14.4 percent; Leslie County, 13.3 percent; Letcher County, 13.2 percent; Knott County, 12.9 percent; Fulton County, 12.7 percent; Bell County, 12.3 percent; Clay County, 12 percent; and Wolfe County, 11.8 percent.

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Kim Brannock - Ky Education Cabinet

Editorials

 Critical Thinking - A Lost Art? | thinking, America, editorial, education
Critical Thinking - A Lost Art?

.. I believe that people are becoming uncomfortable with plain, old-fashioned thinking today, and many of them go through their days, and lives, literally half asleep...

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John Delaney

  Of Donkeys, Jennys and Jacks
Of Donkeys, Jennys and Jacks

Times change but old jacks, such as the one we send to Washington, continue to bite and kick females. Just ask Ms. Ashley.

The old jack has an affinity for coal, we have his word on that. Unfortunately he does not share this affinity equally with miners and mine owners.

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Gene Nettles

Education

New Year for Hickman County High and Chamber Youth Leadership program | leadership program, Hickman County High School, Kentucky, education,

Sophomores listen to an explanation of Chamber Leadership Program. Photo by Karen Stairs
New Year for Hickman County High and Chamber Youth Leadership program

...The first step of the Leadership Program began during the summer when leaders met to plan the year ahead. The second step was to pitch the program to potential young leaders. This year, two students from the 2013-2014 winning Leadership Program team led the pitch..

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

PTHS students win AP awards | Paducah Tilghman High School, students, education,

Row 1, l to r: Molly Thompson, Rachel Benzing, Elizabeth Katz, Eli Noneman, Meg Hancock, Mary Weatherspoon Row 2, l to r: Victoria Taylor, Lucas Reed, James Bilak, Karlee Humphrey, Gabe Orlowski, Trevor Bunte, Reese Butler, Parker Loyd, Lauren Eickholz
PTHS students win AP awards

Thirty-three students at Paducah Tilghman High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement Exams for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Wayne Walden, PR Officer Paducah Public Schools

Donation helps WKCTC reach School of Art & Design goal | WKCTC, art, education, Paducah, Kentucky,

left to right: Dr. Michael McCall, president of the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, WKCTC President Barbara Veazey, John Williams, vice chair of the Paducah Junior College, Inc. Foundation Board of Trustees and Clay Howerton, Judge J. Will
Donation helps WKCTC reach School of Art & Design goal

PADUCAH, KY (August 15, 2014) - A $400,000 donation from the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation has helped West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) reach its $2.5 million goal for the Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) campus project, college officials announced last Friday.

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Janett M. Blythe, WKCTC

WKCTC ranks in top 20 one-year certificate producers | WKCTC, western kentucky community and technical college, Paducah, education,

WKCTC President Barbara Veazey
WKCTC ranks in top 20 one-year certificate producers

PADUCAH, Ky. (August 21, 2014) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College earned national recognition as one of the top 100 certificate producers in 2014 from Community College Week.

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Janett M. Blythe, WKCTC

Health & Wellness

August is busy month at Baptist Health in Paducah | health, Paducah, Western Baptist Hospital, Kentucky
August is busy month at Baptist Health in Paducah

From support groups for stroke survivors, cancer and arthritis sufferers to classes for preteen girls, August will be a busy month for health awareness in at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Follow the jump for the schedule.

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Angie Kinsey, Baptist Health Paducah

Arts & Entertainment

Painting classes offered at Discovery Park of America | Discovery Park of America, art, painting, education,
Painting classes offered at Discovery Park of America

Painting classes will be offered this fall at the Discovery Park of America.

For info on adult classes, follow the jump.

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Press release

Technology & Science

Environmental Education 5 year plan subject of town hall meetings.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 23, 2014) - The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is joining with the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education to host a series of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky's five-year environmental education master plan.

Aug. 28 4 - 7 p.m., Central time - Murray State University - Alexander Hall Auditorium, Room 240 - 16th St. North, Murray, Ky.

For the full schedule of times and places, follow the jump.

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Kim Brannock - Ky Education Cabinet

Letters to the Editor

Semi-Aquatic Species Native to Backwaters of the Bluegrass State
Semi-Aquatic Species Native to Backwaters of the Bluegrass State

Did you know that Turtles breathe through their rear end?

Well that explains alot about Mitch McConnell.....

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Jeanie Embry

About Us

Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing | Ivan Potter, Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal, politics, Clinton Kentucky,

Mary and Ivan Potter of West Kentucky Journal
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing

Meet the husband and wife team responsible for West Kentucky Journal.

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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal


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