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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 8  No. 7 July 2016 (c)

FrontPage News

Governor appoints new U of L Board of Trustees | Governor Bevin, University of Louisville, higher education, Kentucky
Governor appoints new U of L Board of Trustees

Governor Bevin today appointed ten new members to new U of L Board of Trustees. The new Board will have 13 members. In addition to the ten appointed today will be one faculty representative, one staff representative and one student representative.

For a list of the new members, follow the link.

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Historic Properties to consider Depp bronze | education, politics, Nettie Depp, Kentucky, history, women, Frankfort, Capitol Building

Nettie Depp, Barren County educator. Photo from The Artemis Initiative
Historic Properties to consider Depp bronze

On Thursday, the Historical Properties Advisory Commission will discuss both Jefferson Davis and Nettie Depp. Is there a possibility that Depp, a Kentucky woman and accomplished educator could take Davis' place in the Rotunda?

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Mary Potter

Governor Bevin announces review of 4500 gov't regulations | Governor Matt Bevin, Kentucky, government, business, consumer, regulation

Red Tape Initiative by Governor Bevin set up to review, revise, eliminate some gov\'t regs.
Governor Bevin announces review of 4500 gov't regulations

(Frankfort, KY)- Governor Matt Bevin is no fan of government regulation. The former hedge fund manager and heir to a Connecticut bell factory, Bevin has dealt with government oversight his whole career in the private sector. As Kentucky's governor, he has the opportunity to strike back against what he calls "red tape of excessive and complex regulatory burdens" that hamper business growth in the Commonwealth.

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Mary Potter

Senator to hold town hall meetings in Western Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, KY - On Wednesday, July 20th, Dr. Rand Paul will be visiting Ballard, Carlisle, Graves, Marshall, and Caldwell Counties for a series of town hall events.

The events are free to attend and open to the public and media. For schedule, follow the link.

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Press release

Quality health care at no cost offered at clinics in Graves, McCracken and Carlisle
Quality health care at no cost offered at clinics in Graves, McCracken and Carlisle

The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Military's Reserve Forces, in partnership with the Delta Regional Authority, presents Bluegrass Medical Innovative Readiness Training July 18-27.

These clinics will provide medical, dental, and optical care to residents who are uninsured, underinsured, or in need of quality health care at no cost to the patient.

Medical services provided at no cost include medical screening, non-emergency medical treatment, dental exams, dental extractions, dental fillings, optical exams, no cost glasses, and educational information.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, July 18-23; noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 25-26; and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 27.

Locations include Paducah Tilghman High School, 2400 Washington St., Paducah; Carlisle County High School, 4557 State Route 1377, Bardwell; and Graves County High School, 1220 Eagles Way, Mayfield.

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press release

Community and Regional News

Jackson Purchase Historical Society to visit Hickman County Saturday | Columbus Belmont Park, Hickman County, history, Jackson Purchase, Jackson Purchase Historical Society

A portion of the chain strung across the Mississippi River by Confederate forces is on display in Columbus Belmont Park.
Jackson Purchase Historical Society to visit Hickman County Saturday

Hickman County history and the battle of Columbus-Belmont are the focus of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society meeting Saturday, July 16, in Clinton, Kentucky.

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Dr. Bob Lochte, MSU Media Communications, (retired)

Graves Historical Society visits Hickman County Historical Society | Hickman County, history, Graves County,

Donald and Charlette Simmons donate their son Ricky\'s Army uniform to the Hickman County Historical Society.
Graves Historical Society visits Hickman County Historical Society

(Clinton KY) - Members of the Mayfield/Graves County Historical Society took a field trip to Hickman County today, visiting the Hickman County Historical Society and the Hickman County Museum. The historians, several of whom had Hickman roots, perused marriage and school records.

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Mary Potter

Education

Murray State University announces new Peace Corps Prep program | Murray State University, Kentucky, Peace Corps, education,
Murray State University announces new Peace Corps Prep program
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University has announced a new partnership with the Peace Corps that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career. Murray State is the first academic institution in the state of Kentucky to offer the Peace Corps Prep program.
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MSU Press Office

Murray State University named 'Great College to Work For' by Chronicle of Higher Education | Murray State University, work, university, education, college, employment,
Murray State University named 'Great College to Work For' by Chronicle of Higher Education

MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University has been distinguished as a "2016 Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education after receiving top ratings from employees on collaborative governance and confidence in senior leadership. This marks the seventh year since 2009 that the school has been recognized.

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Health & Wellness

Baptist Health Paducah achieves Pathway to Excellence® designation for nursing

(Paducah, Ky.) July 20, 2016 -- Baptist Health Paducah has achieved Pathway to Excellence® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), recognizing its positive work environment where nurses can excel.

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Politics & Government

Lawmakers discuss pros and cons of medical marijuana | marijuana, medicine, Kentucky, General Assembly 2016, medical marijuana, decriminalization

Sign displayed at Fancy Farm Picnic in August 2014. Support for decriminalizing is in early stages in Kentucky.
Lawmakers discuss pros and cons of medical marijuana

.....Dr. Gregory Barnes of the University of Louisville testified about his research into the effectiveness of cannabidiol, known as CBD, in epilepsy.

"It might not only represent a compound that is anti-seizure in character but also a compound that improves behaviors and cognition," said Barnes. "I think that is a very important point for the committee to understand."

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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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