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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 10  No. 12 December 2018 (c)


FrontPage News

Conversation of historians Beschloss and Meacham a treat | Parnassus Books, Jon Meacham, Michael Beschloss, politics, books, history,
Conversation of historians Beschloss and Meacham a treat

So, the adults are having the most fascinating conversation EVER and you're straining to filter out your cousin's account of his highest of video game score and your little sister's whining that she hates turkey dressing. They're talking about family secrets and family histories and why Uncle Bill's name got put in the newspaper....

That's the feeling a packed house of 200 plus adults had last night listening to Jon Meacham interview Michael Beschloss on his newest book "Presidents of War." The conversation was a joint effort of the Nashville Library and Parnassus Bookstore.

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Mary Potter

Kentucky Governor's race begins in earnest  | election 2019, governor's race 2019, Governor Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear, Kentucky politics,

Rep Rocky Adkins will be in the Purchase on November 19th.
Kentucky Governor's race begins in earnest

The race for Kentucky governor is on. Rep. Rocky Adkins is the second declared candidate.

Adkins will be back in the Purchase on Monday, November 19th in Paducah and Murray. He will be in Paducah at 10:00 at the Laborer's Union Hall located at 1415 S. 3rd Street, then in Murray at Pagliali's Restaurant at noon.

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Mary Potter

https://forwardky.com/white-evangelical-lie-about-democrats/
https://forwardky.com/white-evangelical-lie-about-democrats/

You can't be a Christian and a Democrat.

Democratic candidate Charlotte Goddard said she heard that from more than a few Republican voters during her unsuccessful bid to flip the second state House district from red to blue.

The district encompasses my native Graves County and a small slice of southern McCracken County. Both are smack in the middle of the rural, mostly white, Bible-Belt Jackson Purchase, Trump territory.

The "you can't be a Christian and a Democrat" slam didn't surprise Goddard. Me, either. I've heard it--and "You can't be a liberal and a Christian"--for decades....

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Berry Craig

Community and Regional News

Purchase lags behind rest of state  | Kentucky, economic development, West Kentucky, Chamber of Commerce,

Map from the Bottom Line the News Report of KY Chamber
Purchase lags behind rest of state

That there are more new business and industry announcements coming out of Northern and Central Kentucky than out of eastern and western ends of the Commonwealth is not just paranoid imagining. No less a business friendly group than the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce found it to be fact.

A link to the latest Chamber business report follows..

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Parnassus Books - a Southern Heaven for Book People | book signing, book signing, Parnassus Books, Nashville, Tennessee,
Parnassus Books - a Southern Heaven for Book People

For book people in the mid-South, heaven is a place called Parnassus Books. Located in a strip mall in Nashville, the store is full of new releases, classics and staff picks. Parnassus often hosts book signings and signed first editions are available...

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Mary Potter

Editorials

Op-Ed: Building on Excellence for a Better Kentucky  WKCTC Looks to the Future | WKCTC, Western Kentucky Community and Technical College, Anton Reece, education, college costs, Paducah,

Doctor Anton Reece, President WKCTC
Op-Ed: Building on Excellence for a Better Kentucky WKCTC Looks to the Future

Just over two years ago, October 1, 2016, to be exact, I began serving as the second president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC)...

...We need all hands on deck to realize what we already know - that the west region of the Commonwealth, and surrounding areas in Illinois and Tennessee, have untapped talent and potential to match its unique beauty, resources, and culture of the arts...

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Dr. Anton Reece

Language of the 14th Amendment: it couldn't be any clearer | politics, Donald Trump, Constitution,
Language of the 14th Amendment: it couldn't be any clearer

14th Amendment:

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States,

and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,

are citizens of the United States."

Any questions?

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Mary Potter

Politics & Government

Geography of the Future: 10 Fear Factors Framing Kentucky and America
Geography of the Future: 10 Fear Factors Framing Kentucky and America

All the usual suspects are gathering to help define what type of America will emerge, upon the world stage of nations and regions. Wars, depressions, fears, environmental disasters, great wealth divide, ride side by side with hope for the future, personal awareness of opportunities, technological innovations for man and planet as well as spiritual awaking for mankind to bend toward its better side.

There are hundreds of concerns and fears found in the 169 nations of the world...

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Ivan Potter

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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