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Vol. 9  No. 5 May 2017 (c)

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Comparing eight Purchase counties in health measures | health, town hall meetings, medical, hospital,
Comparing eight Purchase counties in health measures

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a nifty interactive website for studying health outcomes state by state and county by county. We looked at some of the measures for our area. Marshall County stands out as the 8th healthiest in the state.

Adult Obesity: Adult obesity is defined in this study as adults who report a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or more.

Kentuckians report that 33% of adults are obese. In the Purchase, Livingston, Graves, Calloway are at 30%, Fulton at 32%, Carlisle 33%, Ballard, McCracken and Marshall at 34%, and Hickman at 35%

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Mary Potter

Garan employees reminisce on garment factory work | Historical Society, Hickman County Historical Society, Garan, factory, work,

Garan reunion: Laurie McMillin, Katie Wooley, Stella Johnson, Shirley Workman, Janice Dean, Peggy Hill, Betty Bradberry, Nicky McClanahan, Sue Spraggs, Glenda Jones, Laura Beshears, Judy Graham, Angie McCowan, Charlotte Burgess and Susie French. Sign over
Garan employees reminisce on garment factory work

Twenty five former Garan employees gathered at the Hickman County Historical Society to reminisce about the old days. Janice Dean brought the longevity pins she earned over the years working at the garment factory. Dean earned 85 cents an hour when she started. Other workers also commented on their paychecks. Stella Johnson remembered making a $1 an hour.

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Mary Potter

Young Historians 2017: Studying history in 7th grade earns rewards and cupcakes | history, Young Historians, Hickman County Historical Society, Hickman County Arts Council, student competition, education,

Winners in 2017 Young Historians Project: Karen Ellegood, Jessica Barnett, Wes Carter, Rhett Dalton, Garrett Ward
Young Historians 2017: Studying history in 7th grade earns rewards and cupcakes

What do Loretta Lynn, Lou Gehrig, Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe and Secretariat have in common?

Besides all being famous, their lives were profiled in speeches and power point presentations by the five seventh grade finalists in the Young Historians Project.

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Mary Potter

Health & Wellness

Fifteen college students selected by Baptist Health for Pre-Med Academy

(Paducah, KY) May 9, 2017 -- Fifteen students from seven colleges have been selected for the first Baptist Health Paducah Pre-Med Academy summer program.

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Angie Timmons

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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