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Vol. 9  No. 7 July 2017 (c)

FrontPage News

Comer to hold town hall meeting in Clinton

Congressman James Comer
Comer to hold town hall meeting in Clinton

First District Representative James Comer will be in Clinton at the Hickman County Extension Office on Thursday August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. for a town hall meeting.

Rep. Comer vowed to visit each one of the counties in his district by the end of the year.

The Hickman County Extension Office is located on James Phillips Drive on the campus of Hickman County High School.

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Mary Potter

Farmer's Market opens in Rotary Park | agriculture, Hickman County Kentucky, farming, Ryan Quarles, farmers markets

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles making remarks at Farmer\'s Market dedication.
Farmer's Market opens in Rotary Park

Hickman County Judge Kenny Wilson presided over the program dedicating a new Farmer's Market in Rotary Park on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The open air market facility opened for business on Saturday July 15th. The facility came about with the support of local and state support.

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Mary Potter

SOLD! Hickman County auctions off detention center | Hickman County Kentucky, jail closing,

The Jones family - son Tom, father Tommy and son Bryan -new owners of a detention center
SOLD! Hickman County auctions off detention center

(Clinton, KY) - An era ended this hot July evening with the bang of an auctioneer's gavel. The Hickman County Detention Center sold at auction relieving the Hickman Fiscal Court of the maintenance and upkeep of the building.

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Mary Potter

Fancy Farm 2017 - Roster of Speakers a bit thin | Fancy Farm 2017, Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin, Mark Wilson, Ryan Quarles, Graves County Kentucky,

Fancy Farm Picnic - this year it is all about the barbecue.
Fancy Farm 2017 - Roster of Speakers a bit thin

Mark Wilson, co-chair of the political speaking for Fancy Farm Picnic 2017, sent out a speaker's list as of July 10th.

In this year without an election, the dais will be pretty empty.

Headliners of past years have either declined to come or haven't confirmed. Governor Matt Bevin and Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton are no shows. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul haven't confirmed. With Senate Leader McConnell cancelling the first two weeks of the August Senate break to work on health care, it looks like they will be staying in DC.

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Mary Potter

Breakfasts, Dinners presage political speaking | Fancy Farm 2017, John Yarmuth, politics, Democrats, Republican Party, Purchase

Congressman John Yarmuth scheduled to be in Paducah 8/3/17
Breakfasts, Dinners presage political speaking

The Grand Old Party and the Democrats will gather again in the Purchase for a series of chomp ins around the annual Fancy Farm Picnic.

Thursday August 3, 2017

Congressman John Yarmuth will be the headliner at the McCracken County Democratic Dinner on Thursday, August 3rd. The dinner begins at 6:00 in Walker Hall, 229 Madison Street, in Paducah. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

Vanderbilt Chemicals Plans $13.7 Million Expansion in Murray

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 18, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC will invest $13.7 million to increase the output of its Calloway County facility, which produces additive compounds for numerous industries.

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Governor's Office Press Release

Education

Graves County back to school schedule | Graves County Schools, Mayfield, school 2017-2018, education,
Graves County back to school schedule

Graves County Schools registration dates, back to school nights schedule follows the jump.

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Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools

Graves County School District announces amendment to its policy for serving meals to students for 2017-18 school year

The Graves County School District amended its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2017-2018 school year.

All students will be served lunch/breakfast at no charge at these schools: Graves County Middle and High schools, Gateway Academy High School, and the elementary schools of Central, Fancy Farm, Farmington, Lowes, Sedalia, Symsonia, and Wingo.

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Paul Schaumburg

Health & Wellness

Kentucky one of 20 states to see sharp rise in Alzheimer's disease

SEVERITY OF FUTURE DEMENTIA BURDEN REVEALED IN 20 STATES INCLUDING KENTUCKY

Additional resources, training, and education are needed

LONDON, July 19, 2017 -- According to new data reported at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London, multiple regions of the United States have been revealed as neurology "deserts" due to a projected chronic shortage of neurologists, and a rapid rise in Alzheimer's disease and other dementia cases. T

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Kristen Becht, kmbecht@alz.org

BAPTIST HEALTH PADUCAH August 2017 events

Baptist Health Paducah offers a wide range of programs to the public during August.

Follow the jump to see the list.

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Angie Timmons, BHP

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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