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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 10  No. 6 June 2018 (c)

FrontPage News

Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles to Emcee Fancy Farm Political Speaking | Fancy Farm 2018, Graves County Kentucky, Ryan Quarles, Kentucky politics,

Mark Wilson, political speaking chair, has seen a lot of Fancy Farm speeches. 2018 Ryan Quarles will be the ringmaster.
Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles to Emcee Fancy Farm Political Speaking

(Fancy Farm, KY) This year, on the first Saturday of August, one of the country's best known political events will be emceed by the nation's youngest Statewide elected official. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles will act as ringmaster for the 138th annual St. Jerome Catholic Church Picnic's political speaking.

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Press Release

Democrats dine with Grimes and Adkins at annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner | Democrats, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Rocky Adkins, Calloway County, Kentucky politics, summer 2018,

Teachers, retired teachers posed for a group photo at Friday\'s Dem Dinner in Murray to "send a message to Frankfort"
Democrats dine with Grimes and Adkins at annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner

Murray KY) - Close to 300 came to the Curris Center on the Murray State University for the annual Jefferson Jackson Day Democratic Dinner on Friday, June 15th.

Partisan red meat was on the menu.

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Mary Potter

Grimes to speak at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Murray | Democrats, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Rocky Adkins, Calloway County, election 2018,

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has attended Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in past years.
Grimes to speak at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Murray

MURRAY - Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Secretary of State, will keynote the 2018 annual Purchase Area Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Friday, June 15.

Grimes will be joined by Kentucky Democratic House leader Rocky Adkins at the event, slated for the Murray University Curris Center.

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press release

COMER ANNOUNCES CONGRESSIONAL FIELD HEARING IN PADUCAH

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman James Comer (KY-01) announced a Small Business Committee Field Hearing will be held in Paducah. The hearing will focus on exploring the state of western Kentucky's small businesses. It will also feature multiple small business owners from the first district.

Monday June 18th

10:00 am CDT

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

Paducah Bank Room

300 South 3rd Street

Paducah, KY

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Press Release

Kentuckians using less electricity - and less coal | Kentucky, coal, energy, natural gas, public service commission,
Kentuckians using less electricity - and less coal

FRANKFORT--Coal is still the primary fuel source for electricity generation in Kentucky, but the demand for coal-fired power is waning.

That was the word from Kentucky Public Service Commissioner Talina Mathews, who told the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Energy today that coal generated 83 percent of Kentucky's electricity in 2016, but preliminary data shows that percentage declined below 80 percent in 2017.

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PSC staff report

Community and Regional News

Registration Open for WKCTC's PSAD Summer Artist Workshops, First Workshops Begin June 29 | Western Kentucky Community and Technical College, art, summer 2018, education,

Wyatt Severs will lead workshop on wood turning July 13-15
Registration Open for WKCTC's PSAD Summer Artist Workshops, First Workshops Begin June 29

Workshops in Painting, Wood Turning, Photography, Fiber Arts, and Jewelry and Small Metals

PADUCAH, KY (05/31/2018) Registration for West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design summer Master Artist Workshops Program is underway. The program features leading artists and educators from across the country that will share their expertise in painting, wood turning, photography, fiber arts and jewelry and small metals.

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Hands On History at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

WICKLIFFE, Ky - (June 2, 2018) -- Family-friendly activities related to archaeology, Mississippian Native American culture and the natural environment will be offered on Saturdays through the summer at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.

Each "Hands On History Saturday" activity will be demonstrated by park staff for visitors of all ages and will include games, pottery, baskets, bow and arrows, gourds and more. Each session will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Side-by-Side 2018 theme "The Hero in You-Save the Day" on display | Murray State University, art,
Side-by-Side 2018 theme "The Hero in You-Save the Day" on display

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University Galleries, in conjunction with the Murray Art Guild and the Murray State art education program, present the "Side by Side 2018" exhibit to be on display in the Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery from June 10 through July 9.

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MSU press release

The Fourth Annual Discovery Park of America Car Show will be June 23rd | Discovery Park of America, Union City  Tennessee, summer 2018,

2017 DPA Car Show
The Fourth Annual Discovery Park of America Car Show will be June 23rd

UNION CITY, TN- The fourth annual Discovery Park of America car show is set for Saturday, June 23rd. The Discovery Park Car Show is fast becoming one of this region's premier car shows, with over 250 vehicles participating last year! Grounds and car show admission is free, so bring all your family and tell all your friends! If you want to go inside Discovery Center, admission will be just $10.00 for all ages that day.

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Mary Nita Bondurant

Editorials

Why were peaceful protesters barred from Kentucky Capitol?    | Kentucky, Kentucky politics, poverty, Matt Bevin, summer 2018,
Why were peaceful protesters barred from Kentucky Capitol?

June 05, 2018 12:35 PM On Monday, June 4, 2018, Kentucky State Police were instructed to bar entrance to the state Capitol to a peaceful gathering of local clergy, people seeking health care, and citizens who were concerned about the health of their neighborhoods, their water and their air.

In 40 states where clergy and poor folk have held rallies, only Kentucky has refused them entrance to the hall of the people's laws...

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Kent Gilbert Reprinted with permission

Education

Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center celebrates 'Girls in Engineering Day' with variety of students, projects | education, Graves County Schools, women, construction, welding, trades

Taghan Bills and Lauren Canter of Mayfield High School in full gear welding
Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center celebrates 'Girls in Engineering Day' with variety of students, projects

"Obviously, this is a nontraditional camp," Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center principal Mike Miller said recently, as his school hosted a special one-day project. "We're looking at a people group in a particular trade that doesn't exceed 25 percent. So, we targeted females for all three of these trades - welding, electricity, and carpentry.

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Paul Schaumburg Community Relations Director Graves County Schools

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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