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Vol. 6  No. 5 May 2015 (c)

FrontPage News

Gov. Beshear to be keynote at MSU Graduation | Murray State University, Governor Beshear, education,
Gov. Beshear to be keynote at MSU Graduation

Murray State University's May 2015 Commencement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, in the CFSB Center, and will begin with the Presentation of Colors by the Murray State University Army ROTC Color Guard. There are 1,304 degree candidates for spring graduation -- 939 undergraduate, 360 graduate and five doctoral candidates...

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Sherry McClain, MSU Information Office

Community and Regional News

Disney animated classic characters come to life in Graves Co. High School's Curtain Call at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9 | Graves County High School, Arts, music, education,
Disney animated classic characters come to life in Graves Co. High School's Curtain Call at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9

Disney cartoons have been a part of American life for nearly a century! Enjoy great animated Disney characters, scenes, and songs throughout the years as they come to life via band, choir, and orchestra music as well as comedy and drama, visual and television arts. It's the 2015 edition of Curtain Call in the Graves County Schools' Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. The box office opens at 6 p.m.

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Paul Schaumburg, Community Relations Director, Graves County Schools

Golden Age of Hickman County "The Difficult Years" now out  | Hickman County, LaDonna Latham, history, publishing, Clinton, Historical Society
Golden Age of Hickman County "The Difficult Years" now out

The difficult years of the Twenties through the Forties saw some businesses lose their way through first one World War then another. The Great Depression sandwiched between the two challenged businesses in Hickman County.

While the subject may sound depressing, the book is livened up with anecdotes. One such story tells of Tasty Bakery, and its deliveries of day old bread to the local CCC camp. The New Dealers who established the camps throughout America believed that fresh dough was unhealthy. Bakeries had to wait 24 hours for their bread to get a little stale before it was fit for hungry young men.

A launch party for the book will be held at the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society at 107 S. Washington St. in Clinton on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00. The author will share her own anecdotes about the book and the ups and downs of being both author and publisher.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Education

College Enrollment Up for 2012 High School Grads | college, high school, education, graduation, Kentucky,
College Enrollment Up for 2012 High School Grads

...The statewide college going data showed that in the Class of 2012, nearly 90 percent started out as full-time students, about 9 percent attended an out-of-state college or university, and more than 50 percent were pursuing a bachelor's degree while nearly 35 percent were seeking an associate's degree.

Data also revealed that more than 54 percent of males compared to about 68 percent of females in the Class of 2012 attended college. In addition, nearly 61 percent of white students, about 58 percent of African-American students and 56 percent of Hispanic students attended college. More than 21 percent of students with access to special education attended college.

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Governor Beshear Acknowledges

Army Specialis John M. Dawson  | military, Afghanistan, Fort Campbell,

Army Specialist John M. Dawson died April 8th in Jalalabad.
Army Specialis John M. Dawson

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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Politics & Government

Friends and Family Election on May 19th | Imes, James Comer, Hal Heiner, Matt Bevin, election, primary May 2015, Kentucky, politics

Candidate Hal Heiner is leading in GOP gubernatorial primary
Friends and Family Election on May 19th

In my head, I am calling this May primary the "Friends and Family Election."

This may be the first Kentucky election where winners are judged by the number of Facebook friends they have.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

About Us

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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