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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 5  No. 8  August 2014 (c)

FrontPage News

Charts and graphs and stats, oh my! WaPo looks at Congress

No Congress in four decades has been paid more

to do less than this one

The Washington Post

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Phillip Bump - The Washington Post

Yes, Virginia, there were other speakers at Fancy Farm | Fancy Farm Picnic 2014, Richard Heath, Jesse Wright, Ed Whitfield,

Front row of Dems at Fancy Farm.
Yes, Virginia, there were other speakers at Fancy Farm

(Fancy Farm, KY – August 2, 2014) – Taking the stage were other candidates besides the main attraction of the two US Senate candidates.

Here’s a shout out in no particular order to those who had the courage to get up there and speak.

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Mary Potter, photos by Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Democratic Unity a Byproduct of Fancy Farm 2014 | Fancy Farm Picnic 2014, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democrats, US Senate race, Mitch McConnell,

Unity - Governor and Grimes' lead Dems parade behind their candidate to political speaking
Democratic Unity a Byproduct of Fancy Farm 2014

It started on Thursday night at the McCracken County Democratic Dinner, Democrats started to embrace each other as long lost family..

...At 12:10 - Locking arms, Grimes, Governor Beshear, Ex Governor Paul Patton, Attorney General Jack Conway, State Auditor Adam Edelen, and Treasury Todd Hollenbach led a parade into the Fancy Farm Picnic.

Just over 500 people followed their state Democratic leaders in the parade. Union workers, teachers, county volunteers, marched as one.

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal - 2 opinions posted

Fancy Farm Picnic - serious crowd control in 2014 | Fancy Farm Picnic 2014, Jerry Lundergan, Bill Cunningham, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell,

No favorites: Jerry Lundergan,candidate's father, not allowed to be in press area at 2014 picnic.
Fancy Farm Picnic - serious crowd control in 2014

This Fancy Farm Picnic was the biggest in a number of years. It was also the calmest.

Credit a moderator unwilling to put up with bad manners, an early announcement of the rules of engagement and a very big police presence for a quieter, gentler Fancy Farm Picnic.

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Mary Potter, photos by Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Archbishop Kurtz visits St. Jerome Parish Picnic for first time | Fancy Farm Picnic 2014, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Kentucky politics, religion,

Owensboro Bishop William Medley, Fancy Farm pastor Darrell Venters, Louisville Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz at 2014 Fancy Farm Picnic
Archbishop Kurtz visits St. Jerome Parish Picnic for first time

(Fancy Farm, KY - August 2, 2014) - Owensboro Bishop William Medley came back at St. Jerome’s Parish for its annual first weekend of August fundraiser, again this year offering prayer before the main attraction.

This year was a bit different for this small Catholic community of Fancy Farm. Bishop Medley brought along his boss, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz...

That's a big WOW for local Catholics.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Grimes Outguns McConnell in Road Signs | Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell, Fancy Farm Picnic 2014,
Grimes Outguns McConnell in Road Signs

In normal years, signs would be from many candidates seeking political office. However, 2014 is not a normal year in Kentucky politics.

Ninety eight percent of all the signs out for the past weekend were from two political camps: Grimes for Senator and Senator McConnell.

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal

Political Signs dominate Picnic landscape | Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell, Fancy Farm Picnic 2014, politics

Signs everywhere at Fancy Farm 2014
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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Community and Regional News

Murray State University E-Learning Center Brings the Future to Hickman County | Murray State University, President Robert O. Davies, e-learning,

President Robert Davies helped open new Clinton e-learning center.
Murray State University E-Learning Center Brings the Future to Hickman County

The 21st Century was politely served up for lunch at the Hickman County Senior Citizen Center. Murray State University (MSU) celebrated with 45 local school, government, non-profits, and business leaders the opening of an E-Learning Center.

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Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal

Editorials

Senator Paul wastes chance to rise above herd. | Rand Paul, US Senate race, Fancy Farm Picnic 2014, presidential politics,

Senator Rand Paul prepares to read his poem at Fancy Farm 2014.
Senator Paul wastes chance to rise above herd.

There once was a Senator from Kentucky
Who thought with a poem he’d be lucky...

Saturday's performance by Senator Rand Paul was a tragic loss of opportunity to show leadership...

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal - 1 opinion posted

A white rabbit moment at Fancy Farm  | Mitch McConnell, Ed Whitfield, Rand Paul,
A white rabbit moment at Fancy Farm

 

 

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Education

No College = Low Wages | education, Kentucky, economy,
No College = Low Wages

Limited employment opportunities, low wages await high school graduates who do not attend college, new Kentucky study shows

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Cathy Lindsey, Education Cabinet

MSU Counseling program granted CACREP accreditation | education, Murray State University,

(from left) Dr. Samir Patel, Dr. Rebecca Pender, Dr. Susana Bloomdahl and Dr. Alan Bakes.
MSU Counseling program granted CACREP accreditation

MURRAY, Ky. — The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) granted accreditation to the clinical mental health and school counseling graduate programs at Murray State University’s College of Education and Human Services.

 

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Trish Lofton, MSU

Allene Houston Jones selected as Paducah Middle Asst. Principal | education, Paducah City Schools, Ballard County, Murray State University,

New Paducah Middle Assistant Principal Allene Houston Jones.
Allene Houston Jones selected as Paducah Middle Asst. Principal

New assistant principal of Paducah Middle School, Allene Houston Jones, a graduate of Ballard Memorial High School, brings twenty years experience in education to Paducah Middle School this fall.

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Wayne Walden, PR Officer Paducah Public Schools

Health & Wellness

August is busy month at Baptist Health in Paducah | health, Paducah, Western Baptist Hospital, Kentucky
August is busy month at Baptist Health in Paducah

From support groups for stroke survivors, cancer and arthritis sufferers to classes for preteen girls, August will be a busy month for health awareness in at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Follow the jump for the schedule.

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Angie Kinsey, Baptist Health Paducah

Technology & Science

Environmental Education 5 year plan subject of town hall meetings.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 23, 2014) - The Kentucky Environmental Education Council (KEEC) is joining with the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education to host a series of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky's five-year environmental education master plan.

Aug. 28 4 - 7 p.m., Central time - Murray State University - Alexander Hall Auditorium, Room 240 - 16th St. North, Murray, Ky.

For the full schedule of times and places, follow the jump.

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Kim Brannock - Ky Education Cabinet

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,

Mary and Ivan Potter of West Kentucky Journal
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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