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Vol. 9  No. 1 January 2017 (c)

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'March for Equality and Social Justice' set for Murray on Jan. 21 | Donald Trump, presidential election 2016, President Trump, Women's March 2017

March starts at Faculty Hall on MSU Campus
'March for Equality and Social Justice' set for Murray on Jan. 21

Updated: Who, what, where, when supplied by March co-organizer, Peter Murphy for Saturday morning March for Equality and Social Justice in Murray.

Schedule and March information follow.

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Berry Craig, updated with information from Peter Murphy

Beaver Dam rest area: You can hold it to July, can't you?

Hold it until July 2017
Beaver Dam rest area: You can hold it to July, can't you?

The state is seeking a new operator for the now shuttered Beaver Dam rest area.

Site visit for interested parties February 8, 2017 (use restroom before you go)

Bidding closes March 8, 2017.

Scheduled opening date- July 2017

Whew!

Follow the jump for more information

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Senate Bill 107 codifies removal of boards by governor  | college, Kentucky, General Assembly 2017, Governor Matt Bevin, Republican, higher education,
Senate Bill 107 codifies removal of boards by governor

The GOP controlled General Assembly has jumped into the university board controversy with SB 107.

It is the provision in Paragraph 4 that should send higher ed managers running to their legal counsel, their legislators and their lobbyists. As written, that paragraph gives a governor the power to abolish a board if it cannot play well together.

Time for other state higher ed administrators and college and university educators to pay attention to this first draft of legislation.

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Mary Potter

Jerry Abramson: Life after the White House | Jerry Abramson, Kentucky, Democrat, Bellarmine University
Jerry Abramson: Life after the White House

As power of the White House is being transferred over to the Republicans, a well known Kentucky Democrat, Jerry Abramson is coming home.

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Ivan C. Potter

Seven Days in January - General Assembly slams through seven bills | General Assembly 2017, legislation, Republican Party, union, right to work, labor,
Seven Days in January - General Assembly slams through seven bills

Republicans controlling the Kentucky General Assembly had a busy week making good on campaign promises. This is the first time that Republicans have been in charge in 95 years.

The first seven days of the historic change in power in Kentucky was marked by the passage of seven bills by the Kentucky General Assembly:

  • Senate Bill 12 gave the Governor leave to reorganize the University of Louisville board of trustees by establishing a new, 10-member board...
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Mary Potter

WK Parkway Beaver Dam Center closes in contract snafu

Be sure to gas up and use the bathroom before leaving home West Kentucky!
WK Parkway Beaver Dam Center closes in contract snafu
The Beaver Dam rest area, located in the median of the Parkway at mile marker 75, will be closed temporarily. This stopover is along the Parkway between the U.S. 231 interchange and the William H. Natcher Parkway interchange in Ohio County.
Motorists who plan to travel the Parkway should be aware that no services will be available, including restrooms, food service and gasoline purchases during the closure. Truck parking will also be prohibited.
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Community and Regional News

Chess tournament set for January 21st | Graves County Schools, chess, student competition,
Chess tournament set for January 21st

The Graves County Scholastic Chess Tournament will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Graves County Central Elementary School, behind the Board of Education office at 2290 State Route 121 North, Mayfield.

The tournament will feature chess players from around western Kentucky in grades K-12. They will begin play at 9 a.m. (registration is at 8 a.m.) and will go until about 2 or 3 p.m.

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Paul Schaumburg

Kentuckiana rally planned for January 21st

Saturday, January 21, 2017

10 AM - 12 Noon

Louisville Metro Hall

527 W. Jefferson Street

(Northwest corner of 5th and Jefferson)

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Editorials

Eulogy for a friend, a mentor and a role model

Legendary broadcaster Ed Taylor, his professionalism, talent remembered over the course of 40 years of friendship

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Paul Schaumburg

Whoa, Nellie. Kentucky House and Senate GOP ragin' bulls | General Assembly 2017, Republican Party, Kentucky,
Whoa, Nellie. Kentucky House and Senate GOP ragin' bulls

Republicans in charge of the House and Senate are acting like bulls escaping from 90 years of solitary confinement into a Pottery Barn.

It's going to be quite a year.

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Mary Potter

Education

Competition helps spur Lowes students to donate 3K of food | Graves County Schools, children, Christmas 2016

Lowes Elementary students helping others. Photo submitted.
Competition helps spur Lowes students to donate 3K of food

Lowes Elementary School students collected some 3,000 pounds of canned food to help families in need during the 2016 Christmas season.

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Paul Schaumburg

dos Remedios Nominated by Commonwealth for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program | Paducah Tilghman High School, education,

Jose Roberto dos Remedios
dos Remedios Nominated by Commonwealth for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Frankfort, KY - Jose Roberto dos Remedios, senior at Paducah Tilghman High School, has been named one of ten outstanding high school males nominated by the state of Kentucky for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

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Wayne Walden, PTHS

Graves 4-H wins Future City regional competition - going to DC
Graves 4-H wins Future City regional competition - going to DC

Above: Graves County 4-H Club members (front row, from left) Shelby Phillips (Graves County Middle School), Ryan Hayden (Fancy Farm Elementary), Micah Hall (GCMS), (back row, from left) Isabella Byassee (Graves County High School), Jamie LeMay (GCMS), Connor Wilson (GCMS) and Zacharie Lamb (GCMS), along with their coach, Graves County Extension agent for 4-H Tracey Tashjian, returned from the 2016-2017 Future City competition in LaGrange, Ky., Jan. 16 with a first place award in the regional contest vs. 48 other teams.

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Paul Schaumburg

Kentucky Governor Acknowledges Soldier Sacrifice

Spc. Isiah L. Booker  | Fort Campbell, Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq, soldier sacrifice

Spc. Isiah L. Booker
Spc. Isiah L. Booker

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell Soldier, Spc. Isiah L. Booker, of Cibolo, Texas, who died while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

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Politics & Government

Governor Bevin's new Press Office

Amanda Stahttps://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/shrinknp_200_200/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAkoAAAAJDg2NTRjMWE4LWUxNzgtNDNkMS1hYjg0LTdmMzk4NGQzMGU0ZA.jpgmper, New Director of Communications, Governor's Office will now take full charge of Governor Bevin's message moving out into the media and public.

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Ivan Potter

Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action | General Assembly 2017, religion, Action Tuesday, Kentucky Council of Churches, legislation, women,
Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action

December 19, 2016. The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during next year's General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be Tuesday, January 3, 11:00 am in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings will begin at 9:30 am.

Prayer in Action Days are inspired by Moral Mondays in North Carolina, where religious leaders created significant change in policies that oppressed the poor and people of color.

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Peggy Cecil Hinds, DMin, Interim Director

Legislative calendar 30 days over 3 months | General Assembly 2017, Frankfort, Kentucky,
Legislative calendar 30 days over 3 months

The Kentucky General Assembly gavels in on Tuesday, January 3rd then breaks on Friday, January 6th. Then it takes a month long break.

Welcome to the Legislature's short session.

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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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