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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 5  No. 9  September 2014 (c)

FrontPage News

Green Turtle Bay Resort - a vacation spot on less than a tank of gas

The vacation around the corner - Green Turtle Bay
Green Turtle Bay Resort - a vacation spot on less than a tank of gas

Vacations are to far away places with lots to do for the whole family?

Not necessarily as our recent stay at Green Turtle Bay in Grand Rivers, Kentucky showed.

Follow the jump for more pictures than words.

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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Kim Kraemer...West Kentucky Tourism Thinker | Grand Rivers, Kentucky, Badgett Theater, Green Turtle Bay Resort, tourism, government

Kim Kraemer at Dockers Grill - one of her favorite places.
Kim Kraemer...West Kentucky Tourism Thinker

Her day starts with thinking about how is the best way to get the message out to civilization on the merits of visiting Grand Rivers, KY. As Executive Director of Grand Rivers Tourism Commission, Kim's job is to worry about how the world views Grand Rivers...

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal

When Plan A disappears - go for Plan B | Lake Barkley, Kentucky Lake, Green Turtle Bay Resort, Patti's, Grand Rivers,

Aunt Alice's Cabin on Clam Lake Wisconsin. The relaxing getaway we didn't get.
When Plan A disappears - go for Plan B

Last February our plans for vacation seemed set in stone. We would join two law school classmates and their spouses for a lovely relaxing getaway in upper Wisconsin at a place picturesquely named Aunt Alice's Cabin...

Whatever could go wrong?

Beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, just about everything...

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Leadership Program starts with laughing and learning

Ready to go - 2014-2015 Class arrives at Columbus Belmont Park
Leadership Program starts with laughing and learning

(Columbus, KY) -Eleven students piled off the bus on a sunny Friday afternoon loaded down with air mattresses, favorite pillows and big smiles.

The fifth year of the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program was about to begin with an overnight retreat...

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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

The Chamber Leadership Weekend: Orientation | Hickman County High School, education, leadership program, Chamber of Commerce

Jace York - Reporter, Leadership Program Team One.
The Chamber Leadership Weekend: Orientation

Starting off as a new member of the leadership group most of us were excited to be there and interested to learn the new skills that we had all signed up for.

When we first arrived we were all thinking that it would just be another boring lecture, but to most of the kids surprise it was full of team work activities and teachers/mentors that taught like we had never seen before which made it fun, and also a little easier to take notes and pay attention...

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Jace York, HCHS sophomore

Grimes greets labor at Kentucky Dam Village | Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell, US Senate race, election 2014, labor, West Kentucky,

Grimes poses with UAW members at Kentucky Dam Village
Grimes greets labor at Kentucky Dam Village

Alison Lundergan Grimes made a brief stop at Kentucky Dam Village to meet and greet supporters attending the annual labor management conference.

No formal speeches - just hugs, selfies and "how ya' doin's?" as the candidate touched base with organized labor.

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1 opinion posted

Community and Regional News

Project Leadership Workshop for high school students registration available now | Murray State University, leadership program,
Project Leadership Workshop for high school students registration available now

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University will conduct its 6th Annual Project Leadership Workshop on campus Nov. 3. Project Leadership is an interactive leadership workshop led by MSU faculty and staff in conjunction with the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and the office of recruitment.

The workshop, held in the Curris Center, will begin with registration from 8:30-9 a.m. Registration is $5 per student and includes lunch, a T-shirt and materials for the day. The first session will begin at 9 a. m. and the workshop will conclude at 2 p.m. Each school that registers more than 10 students will receive a $100 travel stipend from the office of recruitment...

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Bob McGaughey, MSU press release

What happens when your water company calls it quits?

PSC Sets Hearing on Proposal to Close Lovelaceville Water

Public comments will be taken in Paducah on Sept. 17;

information meeting in Lovelaceville on Sept. 16

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Andrew Melnykovych, Kentucky Public Service Commission

Editorials

The Journey

Along a dark and dusty road
The Mighty One does stride,
His eyes as endless as the stars
With no one by his side..

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John Delaney

Education

Democracy in Action | Hickman County High School, politics, elections, education,

HCHS 7th grader Andrea Felty casts her vote for Student Council representative.
Democracy in Action

The Hickman County High School Library was recently transformed into a polling center as students voted to elect members to this year's Student Council. To make the experience as authentic as possible, students used private voting booths on loan from Hickman County Clerk Jimbo Berry...

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Karen Stairs, HCHS

Politics & Government

Internal Poll shows Grimes' ahead with 15% undecided

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Grimes press release

If Real Pinocchios Were Given For Every Campaign Lie, Geppetto Would Be the Busiest Man in America | John Yarmuth, Mitch McConnell, Democracy for All Act, Alison Lundergan Grimes, campaign finance, US Senate race,

Congressman John Yarmuth on House floor - McConnell race to cost $100 million dollars - enough to pay KY teachers for a year.
If Real Pinocchios Were Given For Every Campaign Lie, Geppetto Would Be the Busiest Man in America

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) spoke on the House Floor in favor of the Democracy For All Act (H.J. Res. 119), a Constitutional amendment authorizing Congress and states to regulate campaign finance. Yarmuth is a cosponsor of the legislation.

Recent Supreme Court decisions in Citizens United and McCutcheon have allowed for unprecedented corporate and special-interest spending on campaigns. That, along with weak and inadequate federal disclosure rules, has led to more divisive and expensive campaigns.

The Senate race in Kentucky alone is expected to generate as much as $100 million in campaign and outside spending. Meanwhile, a recent analysis by the Center for Public Integrity showed that Kentuckians have already been exposed to more than 37,000 political television ads for that race alone...

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Rep. John Yarmuth - 3 opinions posted

Technology & Science

Large National Science Foundation grant awarded to MSU professor

MURRAY, Ky. -- Dr. Howard Whiteman, professor of biological sciences and director of the Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University, has been awarded $459,998 from the National Science Foundation for his research...

During the next four summers, Whiteman and Mott will conduct observational and experimental studies at the Hancock Biological Station on Kentucky Lake and the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado..

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Sherry McClain, MSU Information Office,

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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