A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 11 No. 5 May 2019 (c)
|Getting Out the Message: Kentucky's Primary Election of 2019|
Now a week out from the 2019 primary election in Kentucky for governor and other constitutional officers, all the candidates are in the final phase of their fighting for voters.
Reaching the predicted 15% that will turn out to vote is of primary importance. See the full story ...
Adkins visits Clinton on swing through Purchase
Rep. Rocky Adkins greets Willet McClam, Jr., a day resident at Hickman County Senior Center
(Clinton KY) - Kentucky House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins came through the River Counties on a campaign swing that takes him as far from his home as he can get. Adkins, who is running to be the Democratic nominee for governor in the May 21st primary, spoke briefly at the Hickman County Senior Citizen Center.. See the full story ...
Young Historians Project - 7th graders share research for prizes
L to R: Karen Stairs, media specialist, Cailin Russell, Carter Terry, Callie Douglas, Emma LeClere, Chris Harmony, language arts teacher Allison Kelly
Music, movies, horse racing, political scandal and military history were topics researched and presented by five students at the fifth annual Young Historians Project dinner...
The Young Historians Projects is a joint effort of Hickman County Schools, the Hickman County Historical Society with assistance from Paula McCuiston of the Hickman County Extension Service. See the full story ...
When the Carnival Comes to Town
Spring Chicken Festival welcome from Clinton First United Methodist Church
Pope's Concessions rolled into Clinton on Thursday April 25th for the Spring Chicken Festival on the court square.Their welcome was a home cooked meal, groaning table of desserts and sweet tea served by members of Clinton First United Methodist Church...
The company travels the South and each appearance is a different experience... See the full story ...
Murray State University Bass Anglers ranked second in country ahead of national championship appearance
MSU Bass Anglers team members Brenden Bingham and Hunter McKinley.
The Murray State University Bass Anglers fishing team is making waves in the middle of one of its strongest seasons. The team is ranked second in the entire country as of the latest Association of Collegiate Anglers standings released May 6, ahead of a national championship berth next month. See the full story ...
Graves County Board of Education selects Graves High principal Matthew Madding as district's new superintendent
Matthew Madding will serve as superintendent of Graves County Schools beginning in 2019.
Native son, Graves County High Class of '02 valedictorian Matthew Madding, will lead the Graves County School District as superintendent, beginning July 1. The Graves County Board of Education voted to hire him in a special, called meeting Wednesday afternoon, May 15. See the full story ...
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, Lincoln Park Michigan, April 29, 2019
Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, from Lincoln Park, Michigan
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Fort Campbell soldier who died in Syria while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to the Department of Defense, Pfc. Michael A. Thomason, 28, from Lincoln Park, Michigan, died April 29, 2019, in Kobani, Syria, of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident.
Pfc. Thomason was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
See the full story ...
Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley of Richmond KY: April 20, 2019
Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky,
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 22, 2019) - Gov. Matt Bevin today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley, 22, of Richmond, Kentucky, died April 20 in Ninawa Province, Iraq, in a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation. See the full story ...
Candidate Heather French Henry still focused on vet issues
Candidate Heather French Henry was in the Purchase this week.
Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Heather French Henry was in the Purchase this week visiting courthouses and restaurants.
As Miss America, (September 1999-October 2000) her focus was on homeless veterans. After her reign, she continued her interest in veterans' issues. Henry was Commissioner of Veteran Affairs in 2014 by Governor Steve Beshear. Henry stresses that her experience working across party lines for veterans' issues is a major asset for a secretary of state working with a legislature run by Republicans. See the full story ...
|Governor's race in 2019 brings challengers to incumbent Bevin|
2019 is an unusual election year in Kentucky. There are no national offices on the ballot - no president, no congressional offices, no races that send a winner to Washington. There are no local races...
It should come as no surprise that the top of the tickets will get the most attention. With an incumbent in the governor's office, this election will be in large part a critique of Governor Matt Bevin's leadership.
See the full story ...
One Democrat and two Republicans vie for AG
Former McConnell lawyer, Daniel Cameron, is running for AG.
2019 is a year for candidates with great name recognition and/or big families. Turnout will be key.
In the race for attorney general, incumbent Andy Beshear is running for governor. That leaves an open seat.
Three candidates are vying for the job. See the full story ...
2019 Secretary of State race is for an open seat
Former Miss America Heather French Henry one of eight candidates for secretary of state.
2019 is an unusual election year in Kentucky.
In the race for secretary of state, incumbent Alison Lundergan Grimes, is not running. That leaves an open seat. Eight candidates are vying to become the next Kentucky Secretary of State. See the full story ...
Auditor's race draws four Dem challengers to incumbent Mike Harmon
Auditor Mike Harmon is running for a second term.
2019 is an unusual election year in Kentucky...No local races that bring out friends and families of candidates.
In the race for auditor, incumbent Mike Harmon is running for a second term. He's the only candidate on the Republican side.
On the Democratic side, there are four candidates: See the full story ...
Commissioner of Agriculture - Quarles faces challengers
Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles is seeking a second term.
In the 2019 race for commissioner of agriculture, incumbent Ryan Quarles is running for a second term. He's drawn a challenger in Bill Polyniak on the Republican side.
On the Democratic side, there are two candidates: Robert Haley Conway and Joe Trigg. See the full story ...
Treasurer's race will pit incumbent Allison Ball against one of two Dem challengers.
Josh Mers is one of two Dem challengers to incumbent Treasurer Ball.
2019 is a year for candidates with great name recognition and/or big families. It's a year with guaranteed low voter turnout.
In the race for treasurer, incumbent Allison Ball is running for a second term. She's the only candidate on the Republican side.
On the Democratic side, there are two candidates: Michael Bowman and Josh Mers. See the full story ...
May 18: Program on Nathan Bedford Forrest in Clinton
Nathan Bedford Forrest: image from Wikipedia
Richard "Rick" Justice will speak on "Tennessee Blitz: Nathan Bedford Forrest's Lighting Raids in Western Tennessee" at the Hickman County Historical Society, 107 S. Washington St. in Clinton on Saturday, May 18th at 10:30 a.m.
The program is a presentation of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society. See the full story ...
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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