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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 4 No. 12 December 2013 (c)
A Celebration of Spirit: Arts Fair and Christmas Parade Will Be Held on Saturday, Dec. 14
Changing the date to Dec. 14th
The Arts Fair will be held on Saturday, December 14th in the Hickman County Elementary School Gym from 8:30 till 2:30 pm. Santa’s Village will be held on the Courthouse square at 4:00 pm before the Christmas tree lighting at 5:30 and Christmas Parade of Lights at 6:00 pm.
These simple words have deep meaning for many of us who stood on porches last Thursday as snow and ice attacked our little part of the world. Newscasters were rerunning video of the 2009 Ice Storm, telling us just how bad it would get if the power was to fail again..
The decision by both groups to postpone their events was in favor of the safety of the public, outweighing the rush into the Christmas Season. What has been an Annual Arts Fair was now dealt an old fashioned Mother Nature snow and ice fit... See the full story ...
Ivan Potter, Chair Hickman County Arts Council
MSU hosts planning meeting for region
Ron Crouch: good news, bad news for West Kentucky
(Murray, KY – December 10, 2013) – When 150 West Kentuckians gathered in the Curris Center on MSU’s campus campus this Tuesday morning, they heard good and bad news from statistician Ron Crouch, an exhortation from the Lt. Governor on tax policy and a report on an interstate that may or may not become the saving grace of West Kentucky. from Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock.
See the full story ...
Mary Potter, story, Ivan Potter, photos
UPIKE joins KDA's Farm to Campus Program
University of Pikeville President James L. Hurley, left, and First Lady Tina Hurley present Agriculture Commissioner James Comer with a gift basket of UPIKE and locally made items along with a coal statue of a bear, the university’s mascot, on Wednesday
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer welcomed the University of Pikeville as the fifth member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in an event today at the City View Café on the UPIKE campus.
... UPIKE joins Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Louisville, and Morehead State University as members of the Farm to Campus Program.
See the full story ...
Ted Sloan, KDA
The new super region will encompass 27 Kentucky counties and 4 in Indiana.
Editor's Note: East and West Kentucky are addressing regional issues. This story from 2011 shows the headstart that Central Kentucky has over the rest of the state. Separate stories on the meetings held in East and West Kentucky will be forthcoming.
A plan for Lexington, Louisville and surrounding counties to develop a coordinated economic development plan could be a game changer for the rest of the state.
Here's how the plan is getting off the ground and how it will affect the rest of the state. See the full story ...
No-Count Dog - from nuisance to hero in 40 pages
Photo courtesy of Gaye Bencini, Hickman County TImes
The story of a hound dog who goes from being "no-count" to being a hero is the newest collaboration between author Mary Potter and illustrator Jennifer Nuckolls.
When a big storm forces his best friend Julie to leave him behind, No-Count Dog is scared.
What can he do to save himself as the flood waters rise?
**Now available on Amazon.com See the full story ...
Extended unemployment benefits expire at end of 2013
Happy New Year to up to 1 million Americans losing extended unemployment benefits
213,260 Kentuckians received extended unemployment benefits through the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program between January 2008 and September 2013.
The program is set to expire December 28, 2013. There doesn't appear to be any will in Congress to continue the program.
What follows are the White House's reasons why it should be.
See the full story ...
|"All is Calm, All is Bright" to be shared Dec. 21 and 22d|
The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church of Clinton under the direction of Cletus Murphy will present “All is Calm, All is Bright” written by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse and Camp Kirkland at two services, first on Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday morning at 10:50. Both services will be in the sanctuary. The cantata lasts approximately one hour. See the full story ...
Center Point Rehab Center Director named Woman of Achievement
Paducah BPW Woman of Achievement 2013-2014
Thelma Hunter, Director of Center Point Rehabilitation Center for Men, has been selected as the Paducah Business and Professional Women's Organization, Inc., as their 2013-2014 Woman of Achievement designation. See the full story ...
To cancel or not to cancel? That was the question.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain fell Thursday into Friday in West Kentucky.
...Television weather people predicted dire amounts of ice -“when (not if) the power goes out”), snow - “up to twelve inches in some of our viewing area and shortages - insert here earnest young reporter standing in front of empty bread shelves. It wasn’t just the weather people. They can be forgiven for getting a little crazy when the camera turns on them and expects them to hold the attention of the masses for an extended period.
No. It was everybody. All news media, local and national, seemed fixated on the coming storm. One station bemoaned the fact it had begun snowing in Colorado and Wisconsin. See the full story ...
Mary Potter, Editor, West Kentucky Journal
|UPIKE gearing up for 2014 session|
Orange is the new black. That's the new buzz phrase. Of course, some think it refers to a best selling book turned into a net television series.
But Pikevillians know better. Orange is the color of UPIKE, as the University of Pikeville is called.
Orange is also the new red... See the full story ...
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