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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 8  No. 5 May 2016 (c)

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A personal appraisal of modern KY governors

During my career with Kentucky state government, I served as non-merit employee for four Governors and two Presidents.

What follows is my personal assessment and professional ranking of the overall impact to moving the state of Kentucky forward.

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Ivan Potter

Kentucky Governors: Studies in Failure of Command

Trying to make sense out of Frankfort politics is like watching three people fighting each other to seize control of the surf board they are standing on - as it races toward the beach during a hurricane.

This image is fine if you are watching a rerun of The Three Stooges. However, this scenario is deadly if you want elected leaders to provide leadership during this era of wave after wave of political, social, military, and economic storms.

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Ivan C. Potter

Volatile Pipeline to traverse Jackson Purchase | River Counties, energy, sweet crude oil

The repurposed pipeline will carry Bakken oil through far western Kentucky. Energy Transfer map
Volatile Pipeline to traverse Jackson Purchase

A natural gas pipeline is being refitted to carry light sweet crude oil from the North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Texas. The pipeline will go through McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton Counties.

Pipelines carrying this kind of oil have exploded several times in the past few years. Emergency management officials in McCracken are getting the word out about how to deal with potential problems.

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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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