| New This Week|
| This Week|
| Events Calendar|
A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 4 No. 5 May 2013 (c)
|Memorial Day Message|
FRANKFORT – We have reached the time of year set aside to pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to secure and protect our freedom and our way of life...
So on Memorial Day – a day set aside to remember those who, in Lincoln’s great words, ‘gave the last full measure of devotion,’ – let’s make it our goal to honor the sacrifices of our past and present soldiers and veterans more than just one day a year... Because it wasn’t holidays and ceremonies for which they fought and died.
They died for ordinary American days... See the full story ...
Sen. Stan Humphries,
The decision is hers - and hers alone. Would everyone please shut up for awhile?
Running against Mitch? Grimes has time to decide.
Jump Alison Jump. Or Not.
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion to press upon Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Voices shout at her from all angles to "Jump" or "Don't Jump!" into a race against sitting Senator Mitch McConnell.
It is beginning to remind me of a crowd standing below a high rise urging a troubled soul on a ledge to take that final fateful step.
It won't turn out well for the jumper - but there will be plenty of excitement for all on the way down.
Not that I think that Grimes will hit bottom with a splat. See the full story ...
Mary B. Potter, Editor West Kentucky Journal
|First Lady delivers inspirational speech to EKU grads|
..."If you’re a Democrat, spend some time talking to a Republican," Obama said. "And if you’re a Republican, have a chat with a Democrat. Maybe you’ll find some common ground, maybe you won’t. But if you honestly engage with an open mind and an open heart, I guarantee you’ll learn something..." Michelle Obama to EKU 2013 grads. See the full story ...
Wesley Robinson, story and photos
Kentucky Leads the Nation hears from WKY educators on school improvement
Mattea Lock will graduate in December - self described farm girl graduating from MSU 3 semesters early with ag degree.
Clinton KY, April 30, 2013) – For student Mattea Lock, Falcon Academy and the Four Rivers Scholarship Program came along when she thought her dreams of college would go unfulfilled. That’s what the self described “athletic girl” told a crowd of 150 elected officials, educators and students at a meeting on Tuesday... See the full story ...
Mary Potter - story. Photos by Ivan Potter
Sen. McConnell and Sen. Crittenden "the need to compromise"
US Sen. John J. Crittenden of Kentucky - compromise possible
...McConnell cited two major instances where Crittenden was instrumental in keeping Kentucky from seceding from the Union as well as working to prevent war with Great Britain over the Oregon Territory. McConnell said Crittenden performed a great service to the state and the country and set a great example for the need to compromise.
“I think we need to remember that even though we may have very different opinions for the direction the country should be going, there is still room for compromise,” McConnell said. See the full story ...
Wesley Robinson, EKU
|Kroger Working to become the King of Health Foods in Kentucky|
Yesterday, May 14th, I walked into the future of food. My adventure with food took place in the newly remodeled Kroger store in Murray, Kentucky. Just two weeks ago, this Murray Kroger had been reborn from its 1970s look into the 21st Century feeling of health and wellness. See the full story ...
Ivan Potter, story and photos
|KET is Dead, Again!|
Friday night ritual: have a great dinner, lean back in favorite wingback chair, turn on TV to Channel 29, waiting for Comment on Kentucky. Except four weeks ago, that ritual stopped. TV came alive. No sound on Channel 29 from Kentucky Education Network (KET). Also, video was strange, only picture was frame by frame, very slow. All in all, it was a viewing disaster. See the full story ...
Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal
|KET's responds to "KET is Dead..."|
Dear Mr. Potter
...While we do our best to ensure delivery of high quality feeds to these companies, how they receive and redistribute our programming to their customers is ultimately out of our hands.
Specific to the provider you reference, DirectTV, we have been aware of the issues you address and most assuredly have made attempts to resolve them. The site chosen by DirecTV to pick up KET’s Western Kentucky programming is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Unfortunately... See the full story ...
Todd Piccirilli, KET
|Personal Opinion: DirecTV is the Borg... |
Because I do not want the latest “Smack down” wrestling, I must pay more to have access to history, science, business, and political reporting on selected channels. Because I don’t follow Who is Dancing with the Stars or American Idol, my bill is higher from the base rate of $29.95 up to $60.00 each month. See the full story ...
Ivan Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal - 1 opinion posted
Dunn done at MSU - will school look beyond its borders?
Dr. Randy Dunn - moving on to new post.
Dunn made a fatal mistake early in his tenure at MSU - he reached out to Paducah. Creating a second campus in the largest metro area in the region was a blaspemy that Murray purists could not abide... See the full story ...
Mary Potter, Editor West Kentucky Journal
Old Duffers and Powder Puffers bring laughter to Senior Center
Cherry Pyron of the Arts Council visits with Nancy Manning in her role as the gardening lady.
(Clinton, KY)- May 8, 2013 - Bearing the humorous name Old Duffers and Powder Puffers, a group of senior thespians put on a show that left their contemporaries laughing. The group of six women and one man donned funny hats and simple costumes and performed two skits at the Senior Citizen Center on May 8th in Clinton. See the full story ...
Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal
|Dawson Springs first Trail Town in Kentucky |
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (May 9, 2013) – First Lady Jane Beshear today announced that the community of Dawson Springs is Kentucky’s first “Trail Town,” part of an effort to promote and develop adventure tourism opportunities across the state. See the full story ...
| Sites of Interest|