A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 7 No. 10 October 2015 (c)
|Another gubernatorial debate not televised in WKY - but wait..|
The last debate between two of the three gubernatorial candidates, Jack Conway (D) and Matt Bevin (R) was again not televised in Western Kentucky. Online streaming was available.
Independent candidate Drew Curtis sat in the audience.
The debate/forum/Q & A would have been same old same old except for what Matt Bevin said ...
Get ready Grandma - it's time for your test.. See the full story ...
Two of Three Lt. Gov. Candidates Meet in Paducah
Rep. Sannie Overly, left, and Jeanette Hampton, right, answered reporters\' questions in Paducah Chamber forum.
The Chamber brought a panel of local journalists to question Democrat candidate Sannie Overly and Republican candidate Jeanette Hampton. Independent candidate Heather Curtis didn't meet whatever criteria was set for participation and was not invited.
Reporters Jennifer Horbelt of WPSD Channel 6, Mallory Paluska, of the Paducah Sun, Chad Lampe of WKMS radio, Matt McClain of WKYQ & WKYX took turns asking Overly and Hampton questions... Neither candidate stumbled dramatically.
Hampton said she is voting for Rand Paul for President. Overly reminded listeners of her experience with local issues. See the full story ...
Batts seeking Whitfield congressional seat
Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts, now candidate for Congress.
With an enthusiasm usually reserved for the hometown team going off to a state championship, a crowd of well wishers gathered on the Hickman County Courthouse lawn came to cheer a hometown boy on in his entry into a competition as bruising as a state football championship game.
On Thursday October 1, 2015, less than one year after becoming the first Republican elected to countywide office, Hickman County Attorney Jason Batts announced to over 170 supporters that he is running for Congress. Batts' seemingly quixotic quest is the product of a lifetime moving through the Republican political farm club... See the full story ...
Governor raises speed limit between Mayfield and Murray and more
Green portions are new speed limit of 65
Gov. Beshear Announces Plan to Complete Widening of U.S. 68/KY 80;
Raising Speed Limit on KY 80 West of Kentucky Lake See the full story ...
Sneak Preview of Civil War Film at Columbus Civil War Days
A cannon volley on Friday evening is part of opening ceremonies.
Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. a new movie "Clarissa's War" will preview at Columbus Belmont State Park. The movie is based upon the book "This Time Forever" by Linda Swift .
The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $2 and concessions of popcorn and drinks are available.
The movie kicks off the 25th Annual Civil War Days at Columbus Belmont State Park See the full story ...
|Still Room at 11th Annual Arts, Crafts, Book Fair|
The Hickman County Friends of the Arts is in the planning stages for the 11th Annual Christmas Arts/Crafts/Book Fair set for Saturday, November 21st, in the gymnasium at the Hickman County Elementary School in Clinton. The Fair draws shoppers from western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee and is expected to be even bigger and better this year due to an advertising budget that includes a direct mail catalog.
The Fair is currently recruiting new vendors and is limited to craftsmen and artists who hand-make their own items for sale, vendors who offer food items prepared in their own kitchens and local companies, and authors signing and selling their books. More info after the jump. See the full story ...
|Monster Truck Show at Graves County Fairgrounds|
October 7, 2015 - Racetrack Promotions will sponsor a Monster Truck Show at the Fairgrounds!
The Fairgrounds will come alive with the sights and sounds of Monster Trucks battling each
Local talent is sought to participate! If interested please contact Ron at 480.772.7490, come by City Hall to pick up an entry form, or go to the City of Mayfield FB page to download the entry form.
Editor's Note: This press release should be read iin a thundery race track announcer voice for best effect. See the full story ...
Mayfield Mayor Teresa Cantrell
|Hickman County Schools Declared DISTINGUISHED DISTRICT|
There is a lot to celebrate in the Hickman County School District at all levels.
The District has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education as a Distinguished School District based on accountability scores for the 2014-2015 school year.. See the full story ...
Jan Johnson, Director of District-wide Programs, Hickma Hickman County Schools
Murray State Homecoming this weekend
The 2015 Homecoming Queen and King Court includes (front row, from left) Kristin Henson, Victoria Mohon, Kevyn Cunningham, Katie Granstaff and Laken Kanipe, and (back row, from left) Alex Hopewell, Landon Gibbs, Nathaniel Payne, Sawyer Lawson and Blake Th
Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal bring ties to agriculture's 90th anniversary at Murray State
Murray State Homecoming Court Selected See the full story ...
Pumpkin Village opens October 1st at Discovery Park
John Watkins, Camden Napper and Oracio Tajeda are busy creating an awesome Lion for this year\'s McDonald\'s Pumpkin Village at Discovery Park of America.
(Discovery Park of America, Union City TN) - McDonald's Pumpkin Village opens on October 1st and will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday throughout the month of October. See the full story ...
Mary Nita Bondurant
|Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing|
Meet the husband and wife team responsible for West Kentucky Journal. See the full story ...
Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal
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