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Vol. 11  No. 5 May 2019 (c)

 

FrontPage News

KY primary 2019 results - It's Bevin vs Beshear | Primary May 2019, governor race 2019, Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear, Kentucky politics,

It\'s Beshear vs Bevin in November
KY primary 2019 results - It's Bevin vs Beshear

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.

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Community and Regional News

Murray State University Bass Anglers ranked second in country ahead of national championship appearance

MSU Bass Anglers team members Brenden Bingham and Hunter McKinley.
Murray State University Bass Anglers ranked second in country ahead of national championship appearance

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.

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Education

Young Historians Project - 7th graders share research for prizes | Hickman County Historical Society, Young Historians, education, Kentucky

L to R: Karen Stairs, media specialist, Cailin Russell, Carter Terry, Callie Douglas, Emma LeClere, Chris Harmony, language arts teacher Allison Kelly
Young Historians Project - 7th graders share research for prizes

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.

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Mary Potter

Graves County Board of Education selects Graves High principal Matthew Madding as district's new superintendent | Graves County Schools, Kentucky, education,

Matthew Madding will serve as superintendent of Graves County Schools beginning in 2019.
Graves County Board of Education selects Graves High principal Matthew Madding as district's new superintendent

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.

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Paul Schaumburg

Kentucky Governor Acknowledges Soldier Sacrifice

Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, Lincoln Park Michigan, April 29, 2019 | Fort Campbell, Operation Inherent Resolve, Syria, sacrifice, US Army, 101st Airborne

Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, from Lincoln Park, Michigan
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, Lincoln Park Michigan, April 29, 2019

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 | Operation Inherent Resolve, Richmond Kentucky, Fort Campbell, sacrifice,

Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky,
Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley of Richmond KY: April 20, 2019

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.

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Press Release

Travel & Tourism

May 18: Program on Nathan Bedford Forrest in Clinton  | Jackson Purchase Historical Society, Hickman County Historical Society, Civil War,

Nathan Bedford Forrest: image from Wikipedia
May 18: Program on Nathan Bedford Forrest in Clinton

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.

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Press release

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,

Ivan and Mary Potter shopping in Hazel KY
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing

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.

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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal


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