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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 9  No. 6 June 2017 (c)

FrontPage News

On Father's Day - A remembrance  | Fathers Day, military, veterans,

Father\'s Day - remembering the father I never knew.
On Father's Day - A remembrance

Father's Day celebrates the men who did their part. Not just biological dads, but those men who stuck around to see the job done proper...

My father went away six weeks after I was born...

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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

MADD Camp, a free arts camp for 5-9th graders, is back for 3rd year | MADD Camp, education, Hickman County Arts Council, art, music, dance, drama, summer camps,
MADD Camp, a free arts camp for 5-9th graders, is back for 3rd year

(Clinton, KY) - Fifth through ninth graders will get a chance to work with professional actors, dancers, singers and artists this summer as a unique arts program begins its third year.

MADD Camp will run from 9-2 at Hickman County High School in Clinton from Monday June 19th to Friday June 23rd.

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Mary Potter

Gaye Bencini: Hickman County Times Editor keeps going with humor, Facebook and lots of friends | Gaye Bencini, editor, journalism, writing, Hickman County Times, Kentucky, humor, Clinton, Iron Banks Lodge

When people wear their hair like this, it\'s quite possible it\'s because they\'ve lost all the matches to their earrings - Gaye Bencini Facebook 5/20/17
Gaye Bencini: Hickman County Times Editor keeps going with humor, Facebook and lots of friends

Hickman County Times owner, publisher, editor, writer, photographer, duster in chief Gaye Bencini is a one woman journalism empire. Of course she is too modest to see it that way. Her self effacing humor comes through in her writing. For example, a Facebook apology recently:

"Dear HCHS Class of 2017, I fall to my knees and beg you to make sure all your folks know graduation Friday starts at 7 p.m. Even though it's been announced correctly in the Times for, say, three or four weeks, in this week's edition right over the bar code, a little bigger than a freckle, it says 8 p.m. and that's what your granny will see. If she comes at 8, she will possibly miss you getting your diploma, a once in a lifetime happening, and worse, she will want to stab Mrs. Gaye."

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Mary Potter

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

Agriculture, Home and Garden

Purple Toad Winery named Winemaker of the Year | Purple Toad Winery, agriculture, Western Kentucky, Paducah,
Purple Toad Winery named Winemaker of the Year

FRANKFORT (June 1, 2017) -- Allen Dossey, owner of Purple Toad Winery near Paducah, was named Winemaker of the Year at the recent Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

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press release

Politics & Government

Purchase Area one of three groups awarded for elder abuse prevention

Big Sandy Elder Abuse Council, the Kentucky River Council Against the Maltreatment of Elders (CAME) and the Purchase Elder Abuse Council each received Public Awareness Initiative awards of $500. The awards recognize the groups for showing a commitment to elder abuse prevention through public outreach during the past 12 months.

Editor's Note: Signs of elder abuse are included in this press release.

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press release

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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