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Vol. 8  No. 6 June 2016 (c)

FrontPage News

White House Report: Preschool teachers desperately underpaid | preschool education, Headstart, children, school, Barack Obama,

Children who attend these programs are more likely to do well in school, find good jobs, and succeed in their careers than those who don\'t.
White House Report: Preschool teachers desperately underpaid

...research has shown that taxpayers receive a high average return on investments in high-quality early childhood education, with savings in areas like improved educational outcomes, increased labor productivity, and a reduction in crime.

Yet, preschool teachers are paid less than mail order clerks, tree trimmers and pest control workers. Child care workers make less than hairdressers and janitors. In fact, most early childhood educators earn so little that they qualify for public benefits, including for the very programs they teach targeting low-income families.

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White House

Mobile Device Usage Leads to a Guilty Plea of Manslaughter
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (June 14, 2016) - Yesterday, a 23-year-old Washington State man pled guilty to charges stemming from a five vehicle crash, leaving one dead, in Shelby County in May of 2015...
...According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10 percent of fatal crashes, 18 percent of injury crashes and 16 percent of all police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.
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KSP press release

Community and Regional News

Donovan Woods headlines first Mayfield's Summer Concert Series

Donovan Woods will perform in Mayfield Saturday evening 7 - 9
Donovan Woods headlines first Mayfield's Summer Concert Series

(Mayfield, KY) - Mayfield's popular Summer Music Fest is back!

The summer concert series will kick-off this Saturday, June 4th with the popular Donovan Woods One-Man-Show!

Woods will perform from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m on the courthouse lawn. The concert is free, so bring a chair, bring a friend, bring the family.

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Petra Crutchfield

Getcha Buttercreme ON! WKCTC offers how to class | WKCTC, Paducah, Summer 2016, community education
Getcha Buttercreme ON! WKCTC offers how to class

PADUCAH, KY (June 1, 2016) - Cake Decorating Course 1 Building Buttercream Skills, a community education favorite at West Kentucky Community and Technical College is back with a special one-day course June 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the college's Emerging Technology Center Cyber Café.

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Another boomer leaves the job market - Clinton mail carrier Marie Edwards retires

Clinton mail carrier Marie Edwards with her retirement cake.
Another boomer leaves the job market - Clinton mail carrier Marie Edwards retires

Last Thursday was a banner day for mail carrier Marie Edwards. It was her last day as a Clinton mail carrier. With her retirement, Marie joins 9,999 other baby boomers who retired that day, according to AARP.

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Mary Potter

Editorials

Plan B as in Bernie?  | Bernie Sanders, presidential primary, presidential election 2016, Hillary Clinton,

if the Feds say Clinton broke the law--though that\'s evidently unlikely--we\'ve got Plan Bernie.
Plan B as in Bernie?

Is it possible that even die-hard Hillary Clinton Democrats might end up grudgingly grateful for Bernie Sanders?

She's still the all-but-certain presidential nominee. But he could be the party's Plan B if it turns out there's really something to the Clinton email "scandal."

Naturally, the Clinton campaign is downplaying that state department inspector general's report which castigated her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. Predictably, Trump has stepped up calling her "Crooked Hillary."

A lot of Democratic rank-and-filers, including this union card-packing Sanders supporter, are of the we're 'Voting Blue No Matter Who'" persuasion. Though some of us Feel the Bern and others sport "Hillary for America" buttons, we're all getting behind whoever wins the nomination.

Right now, we're worried...

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Berry Craig

Education

Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band Concert to take place on June 7 | Murray State University, summer 2016,
Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band Concert to take place on June 7

MURRAY, Ky. -- The Murray State University Town & Gown Community Band will host a free concert on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. outside Lovett Auditorium on the campus quad. The 80-member band is under the direction of Murray State's Todd Hill, comprised of various community members including Murray State students.

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MSU Press Release

Graves County Schools gets rebate from energy savings | education, funding, energy, Graves County Schools,

Harshaw Trane: Ernie Tacogue, Leonel Martinez-Perez, bd. mbr Susan Barton, Chris Jaggers HT, maintenance director John Oldham, bd mbr Jim Wurth, Spt. Kim Dublin, Bd. Chair Ronnie Holmes, Kyle Johnson HT
Graves County Schools gets rebate from energy savings

Graves County School District received more than $97,000 in utility rebates, the majority through TVA, as a result of its partnership with Harshaw Trane.

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Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools

Graves Students to attend Governor's Scholars Program

Ryan Overby, Skylar Hargrove, Alec McClain, Matthew Woods, Ellie Williams, Wyatt Walker, Sydney Anderson, and Logan Elliott. Photo by Paul Schaumburg
Graves Students to attend Governor's Scholars Program

Graves County High School recently was informed that eight members of its junior class have qualified to participate in the 2016 edition of the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. Each will spend several weeks this summer living on a university campus somewhere in the Commonwealth, learning through postsecondary courses and adjusting to university life.

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Paul Schaumburg

Politics & Government

Kentucky Office of Homeland Security now accepting grant applications

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 16, 2016) -The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) is accepting applications for the FY 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program May 16, 2016 through July 8, 2016.

The grants, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, can be used by city and county governments, fire protection districts, area development districts, and public universities to purchase first-responder equipment, communications, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection.

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Press Release

About Us

On Father's Day - June 19, 2011 | Fathers day, military, veterans,

Father\'s Day - remembering the father I never knew.
On Father's Day - June 19, 2011

Father's Day celebrates the men who did their part. Not just biological dads, but those men who stuck around to see the job done proper...

My father went away six weeks after I was born...

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Mary Potter

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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