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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 11  No. 6 June 2019 (c)

FrontPage News

Jefferson Jackson Dinner - Dems rise to the challenge of access | Kentucky politics, Kentucky election 2019, Murray State University, Democrats, Andy Beshear, Heather French Henry, Sheri Donahue, Michael Bowman,

L to R: Calloway Dem Chair David Ramey, Jack Rose, AG Andy Beshear, Danny Hudspeth. Rose and Hudspeth shared the Zee Enix Democrat of the Year award.
Jefferson Jackson Dinner - Dems rise to the challenge of access

Despite the difficulties getting into the Curris Center, around three hundred Democrats came to hear their gubernatorial candidate and several candidates on the Democratic slate speak.

Candidate for governor Andy Beshear spoke on education, fighting opioid abuse, testing rape kits and the lawsuits Attorney General Andy Beshear has been filing against present Governor Matt Bevin.

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Mary Potter

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton locates the "dark force" in the Capitol | Jenean Hampton, Kentucky election 2019, Matt Bevin, governor's race 2019,

Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton's chief of staff working but not on state payroll - yet.
Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton locates the "dark force" in the Capitol

Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean M. Hampton sent a press release outing Governor Matt Bevin's chief of staff Blake Brickman as the man who fired her chief of staff, Adrienne Southworth, a Lawrenceburg resident.

To say that the first floor is failing "plays well with others" would be an understatement.

For the full text of her message, follow the jump.

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Mary Potter

Creating New Job Opportunities in an Extreme Climate Change Work Place and Community | climate change, Clinton Kentucky, jobs, industry,

Our horse and buggy age was changed with new jobs, industries. So it will be with climate change.
Creating New Job Opportunities in an Extreme Climate Change Work Place and Community

In a flash of civilizational time, Clinton went from a thriving county seat of the 19th century to a more complex and thriving city of the early 20th century.

Whole sets of job skills and needs disappeared overnight to be replaced with new job skills and work.

This same model of work disruption is now underway with regard to the needs and opportunities of a new 21st Century.

There will be jobs- we have a list.

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Ivan Potter, Geographer/Futurist

PSC Clears Road for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations  | public service commission, electric cars, Utilities, electricity, jobs, industry, climate change,
PSC Clears Road for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

ICYMI - PSC removes a barrier to electric cars win a victory for electric vehicle charging stations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 14, 2019) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled today that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are not utilities and therefore should not be subject to regulation.

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PSC - Andrew Melnykovych

Community and Regional News

Purchase Poet, Dorothy Nell Harper, dies at 102 | Dorothy Nell Harper, poetry, art, Hickman County Arts Council, Hickman County Kentucky,

Dorothy Nell Harper, a self taught poet and musician, passed away Monday at 102.
Purchase Poet, Dorothy Nell Harper, dies at 102

Dorothy Nell Harper passed from this world to the next at her home on Harper Road yesterday. In her 102 years of life, she touched many of us with her wit, her charm and her kindness. She was a wife, a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and toward the end of her life, a great-great grandmother..

Of all those roles, for me, she was a poet. Her poetry was a simple and straightforward as the life she lived..

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Mary Potter

Editorials

modernize the H-2A program & bring regulatory relief to the Kentucky agricultural community | agriculture, Rand Paul, immigration, farming, Kentucky,
modernize the H-2A program & bring regulatory relief to the Kentucky agricultural community

...Farms and related industries rely on seasonal, temporary labor, which they obtain through the H-2A and H-2B temporary worker visa programs. The problem is, these programs are antiquated and in desperate need of modernization. They are rife with unnecessary red tape and bureaucratic obstacles that prevent the Kentucky agriculture community from hiring and retaining the workers they need...

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Senator Rand Paul

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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