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Vol. 6  No. 6 June 2015 (c)

FrontPage News

NAPA Ad - violence at the science fair

NAPA Auto has a new marketing theme for its Legend Battery line; violence is the way to get ahead. "Robot" is the story of a Dad helping Junior win the community science fair.

Is this the lesson our children need to be learning?

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal

SCOTUS rules gerrymandering work around okay

Kentucky\'s congressional districts - products of logic or party politics?
SCOTUS rules gerrymandering work around okay

COMMISSION ET AL., Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg writing a 5-4 decision found that the people of Arizona had a right to give legislative redistricting to an independent commission - taking it out of the hands of state legislature. The case came to the Supreme Court by challenge by the Republican controlled legislature.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

MAD Camp offers middle schoolers music, art, dance and drama | arts, music, education, Hickman County Arts Council, UK Extension Service. camp
MAD Camp offers middle schoolers music, art, dance and drama

Spots Still Open for Music-Art-Drama Camp (or MAD-Camp)

A limited number of openings are still available for upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders in this summer's MAD (Music-Art-Drama) Camp. This week long workshop begins Monday, June 22 with classes running from 9 to 12 am.

Sponsored by the Hickman County Extension Office and Arts Council, classes target students with a wide range of interests and abilities. The workshop emphasizes creative experiences across the arts and activities align with Kentucky and National Standards in Arts and Humanities.

MAD Camp will be held at the Hickman County Cooperative Extension Office on James Phillips Drive. There is no admission fee and enrollment is limited to 30 participants. Application forms may be picked up and returned at that location.

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Liz Jewell

Community and Regional News

Young Historians Research Local History

L to R front row: Stormie Blanton, Beth Moon, Alex Spencer, Kelsi Bullington. Back row: Jackson Latham, Isabella Buckingham, Brianna Stairs, Bobbi Crumble, Caitlin Tincher, Alexandra Riddle, hannah Carroll, Makayla Hardin
Young Historians Research Local History

Hickman County eighth graders presented research on the Trail of Tears, the early history of their county - the first of the Jackson Purchase Counties and of little Columbus, once a thriving commerce center before great floods swept the lower town into history.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal


Thank God Mitch is thinking about retiring...why else write his memoir? | McConnell, politics, Kentucky, US Senate,

Majority Leader McConnell writing his memoirs.
Thank God Mitch is thinking about retiring...why else write his memoir?

...In a press release today, McConnell talks of writing about his early years with his struggle over polio. He will also write about his being on the public paycheck for over forty years.

The book has a tentative title of "The Long Game." How appropriate for Mitch to use this name. The real career of McConnell has been one massive game...

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal


Discount tickets to Cards/Reds game benefit band
Discount tickets to Cards/Reds game benefit band

When the Cincinnati Reds visit the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. Monday, July 27, be among those fans from western Kentucky in attendance and help the Graves County High School Band at the same time!..

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Paul Schaumburg, Community Relations Director, Graves County Schools

Arts & Entertainment

Bad luck and good news for "dangerous dreams" in 2016

MSU's 2015 Shakespeare Festival suffered from the Ides of March. Of over 1000 students registered to see "Much Ado About Nothing" only 140 had the chance before bad weather shut the play and the university down.

That's the bad news.

Good news arrived recently with the announcement of a grant from South Arts to support the 2016 festival, so ASC will be back on campus March 8-10, for its tour, "Dangerous Dreams."

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Constance Alexander

Politics & Government

Governor names new press secretary

In the reality of the Governor's Office, there are two times to quickly name a press secretary.

The first one is during the transition from election into operations of the Governor's Office. The second time is usually six months out from the governor leaving the office. At this point in the administration, nonmerit people start to leave for other jobs.

That is what has just happened with Governor Steve Beshear's administration. Long serving (5 years) Press Secretary Kerri Richardson has resigned to take on a new life outside the unreal intensity of answering reporters' questions on a 24 hour cycle.

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Ivan Potter

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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