A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 8 No. 10 October 2016 (c)
DPA - Where the dinosaurs roam and the skies are not cloudy all day
Russell Orr, Discovery Guide and educator at Discovery Park of America, takes a sneak peek at the mechanized dinosaurs of Jurassic Journeys.
Dinosaurs roam the land again in a new show at the Discovery Park of America.
Jurassic Journey is one of many attractions at this million dollar facility that has hosted over 750,000 visitors since it opened in November 2013.
Discovery Park of America is a jewel set in the small town of Union City Tennessee - one hour away from Paducah.
See the full story ...
Mary Potter, photos submitted
|Governor Bevin to be at WAVE Conference|
Governor Bevin will be the first speaker for the WAVE Confluence scheduled for October 24th - 25th
at Columbus-Belmont Park, Hickman County KY
The schedule follows the jump.
Other speakers may be added at a later date. See the full story ...
Angie and Irvin Stroud side by side in small businesses
Irvin and Angie Stroud have side by side shops on the square in Clinton.
Irvin and Angie Stroud work side by side.
Just not in the same building.
Angie owns and operates Bella's Boutique, a shotgun store filled with blouses, dresses, leggings and jewelry. Irvin owns A Shear Blend, a full service barber and hairdresser's shop right next door. See the full story ...
Former McCracken Judge Van Newberry struck by car while cycling
Van Newberry died in an accident on Thursday, October 13th
..Van Newberry was funny, irreverent, hard working and very, very smart. More often than not, attempts to interview him proved unsuccessful as he reduced me to giggles.
He will be missed. See the full story ...
|Symsonia Elementary to host RESPECT Family Night|
Symsonia Elementary School in Graves County will host the 2nd Annual R*E*S*P*E*C*T Family Night, offering workshops, activities for schoolchildren and a free dinner on October 25, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30. All Purchase Area families are invited. See the full story ...
Motorists advised to watch for deer on the move
Deer are on the move in the last three months of the year. KYDOT photo submitted.
Half of all deer-vehicle collisions occur in last three months of the year
When you ask what animal causes the most human deaths and injuries each year, most people would guess alligators, bears, or maybe snakes. However, deer are at the top of that list killing about 200 Americans each year in deer-vehicle collisions... See the full story ...
|Gatewood was right. |
Sometimes the only time one gets taken seriously is after life is over. Thus was the case of Gatewood Galbraith the biting fly that wouldn't go away. Until he did.
I saw this sign on a plate glass storefront as I walked through downtown Lexington last week. It brought a jolt of satisfaction that an old friend's work has not been forgotten. See the full story ...
Flowers and Cake Design and Cupcake Creations Courses Offered at WKCTC
Decorating class at WKCTC teaches how to create Pinterest worthy cupcakes like these.
PADUCAH, KY (September 28, 2016) - Beginning next month, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a four-week course to teach individuals to create professional-looking flowers and designs made from royal icing and a one-day course on the basics of cupcake creations. See the full story ...
|President Obama talks education in America|
High-quality early education is one of the best investments we can make, which is why we've added over 60,000 children to Head Start. We called for high-quality preschool for every four-year-old in America. And when I took office, only 38 states offered access to state-funded preschool. Today, it's up to 46.
There are still too many states that are cutting back on public education. And part of the reason tuition is going up is because states aren't putting as much money into state education, universities, community colleges as they used to.
...a high school education these days is not enough. By 2020, two out of three job openings require some form of higher education. Now, that doesn't always mean a four-year college degree, but it does mean -- whether it's a four-year university, or a community college, or some sort of training program -- you've got to get a little bit more than just what you're getting in high school.
It used to be that a high school job might be enough because you could go into a factory or even go into an office and just do some repetitive work, and if you were willing to work hard you could make a decent living. But the problem is repetitive work now is done by machines.
America's high school graduation rate went up to 83 percent, which is the highest on record. See the full story ...
White House Press Release
|Paducah Life Magazine to be honored for arts coverage|
Paducah Life Magazine won the 2016 Governor's Award in the Arts for media coverage of the arts.
Congratulations! See the full story ...
|Dem Women sponsor debate watch party|
The Alben Barkley Women's Club will be having a Chili Supper Fund Raiser/Debate Watch party Wednesday October 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Laborers Local #1214 Hall,1415 South 3rd Street, in Paducah. A silent auction will also be held. Tickets are $10 per person. Several local political candidates are expected to be in attend and will speak. See the full story ...
|Free National Search Engine Provides Resources For Missing Persons Cases|
The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a national, centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. It is a free, online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases.
"Anyone may search the database... See the full story ...
WAVE plans SOAR like event for Oct. 24 -25
Historic Columbus Belmont Park is site of WAVE Confluence October 24-25
UPDATE: A link has been added to the story to sign up to attend this event.
Governor Bevin has agreed to be a speaker at the WAVE conference.
WAVE, (West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy), the effort by four Mississippi River Counties for jobs and attention, is planning a two day "confluence" at Columbus-Belmont Park October 24-25th. See the full story ...
|Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing|
Meet the husband and wife team responsible for West Kentucky Journal. See the full story ...
Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal
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