A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 10 No. 6 June 2018 (c)
Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles to Emcee Fancy Farm Political Speaking
Mark Wilson, political speaking chair, has seen a lot of Fancy Farm speeches. 2018 Ryan Quarles will be the ringmaster.
(Fancy Farm, KY) This year, on the first Saturday of August, one of the country's best known political events will be emceed by the nation's youngest Statewide elected official. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles will act as ringmaster for the 138th annual St. Jerome Catholic Church Picnic's political speaking. See the full story ...
Democrats dine with Grimes and Adkins at annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Teachers, retired teachers posed for a group photo at Friday\'s Dem Dinner in Murray to "send a message to Frankfort"
Murray KY) - Close to 300 came to the Curris Center on the Murray State University for the annual Jefferson Jackson Day Democratic Dinner on Friday, June 15th.
Partisan red meat was on the menu. See the full story ...
Grimes to speak at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Murray
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has attended Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in past years.
MURRAY - Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's Secretary of State, will keynote the 2018 annual Purchase Area Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner on Friday, June 15.
Grimes will be joined by Kentucky Democratic House leader Rocky Adkins at the event, slated for the Murray University Curris Center. See the full story ...
|COMER ANNOUNCES CONGRESSIONAL FIELD HEARING IN PADUCAH|
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman James Comer (KY-01) announced a Small Business Committee Field Hearing will be held in Paducah. The hearing will focus on exploring the state of western Kentucky's small businesses. It will also feature multiple small business owners from the first district.
Monday June 18th
10:00 am CDT
Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
Paducah Bank Room
300 South 3rd Street
Paducah, KY See the full story ...
|Kentuckians using less electricity - and less coal|
FRANKFORT--Coal is still the primary fuel source for electricity generation in Kentucky, but the demand for coal-fired power is waning.
That was the word from Kentucky Public Service Commissioner Talina Mathews, who told the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Energy today that coal generated 83 percent of Kentucky's electricity in 2016, but preliminary data shows that percentage declined below 80 percent in 2017. See the full story ...
PSC staff report
Registration Open for WKCTC's PSAD Summer Artist Workshops, First Workshops Begin June 29
Wyatt Severs will lead workshop on wood turning July 13-15
Workshops in Painting, Wood Turning, Photography, Fiber Arts, and Jewelry and Small Metals
PADUCAH, KY (05/31/2018) Registration for West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design summer Master Artist Workshops Program is underway. The program features leading artists and educators from across the country that will share their expertise in painting, wood turning, photography, fiber arts and jewelry and small metals. See the full story ...
|Hands On History at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site|
WICKLIFFE, Ky - (June 2, 2018) -- Family-friendly activities related to archaeology, Mississippian Native American culture and the natural environment will be offered on Saturdays through the summer at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site.
Each "Hands On History Saturday" activity will be demonstrated by park staff for visitors of all ages and will include games, pottery, baskets, bow and arrows, gourds and more. Each session will be from 10 a.m. to noon. See the full story ...
|Side-by-Side 2018 theme "The Hero in You-Save the Day" on display|
MURRAY, Ky. -- Murray State University Galleries, in conjunction with the Murray Art Guild and the Murray State art education program, present the "Side by Side 2018" exhibit to be on display in the Clara M. Eagle Upper Gallery from June 10 through July 9. See the full story ...
MSU press release
The Fourth Annual Discovery Park of America Car Show will be June 23rd
2017 DPA Car Show
UNION CITY, TN- The fourth annual Discovery Park of America car show is set for Saturday, June 23rd. The Discovery Park Car Show is fast becoming one of this region's premier car shows, with over 250 vehicles participating last year! Grounds and car show admission is free, so bring all your family and tell all your friends! If you want to go inside Discovery Center, admission will be just $10.00 for all ages that day. See the full story ...
Mary Nita Bondurant
|Why were peaceful protesters barred from Kentucky Capitol? |
June 05, 2018 12:35 PM On Monday, June 4, 2018, Kentucky State Police were instructed to bar entrance to the state Capitol to a peaceful gathering of local clergy, people seeking health care, and citizens who were concerned about the health of their neighborhoods, their water and their air.
In 40 states where clergy and poor folk have held rallies, only Kentucky has refused them entrance to the hall of the people's laws... See the full story ...
Kent Gilbert Reprinted with permission
Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center celebrates 'Girls in Engineering Day' with variety of students, projects
Taghan Bills and Lauren Canter of Mayfield High School in full gear welding
"Obviously, this is a nontraditional camp," Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center principal Mike Miller said recently, as his school hosted a special one-day project. "We're looking at a people group in a particular trade that doesn't exceed 25 percent. So, we targeted females for all three of these trades - welding, electricity, and carpentry. See the full story ...
Paul Schaumburg Community Relations Director Graves County Schools
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing
Ivan and Mary Potter shopping in Hazel KY
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. See the full story ...
Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal
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