A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 8 No. 8 August 2016 (c)
|Jobs, jobs, jobs - where are they going?|
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Everybody talks about bringing, creating, fostering, growing jobs in Kentucky. Kentucky's governors have for years trumpeted their job successes. So what's the news from this administration?
We looked at seventeen job creation press releases since January 2016 and conclude that there are jobs being created - but not where they are most needed. See the full story ...
Historical Society to honor legacy of Harry Lee Waterfield
Harry Lee Waterfield will be honored during Heritage Week in Clinton
(Clinton, KY) - Harry Lee Waterfield was a newspaper publisher, a farmer, cattleman, businessman and politician. Waterfield and his family lived in Hickman County for many years.
The Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society will honor his legacy on Tuesday, September 6th as part of the 2016 Heritage Days celebration. A room in the Historical Society Building on S. Washington Street at 4:30 on Tuesday, September 6th will be dedicated as the Waterfield room. A dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m that day. Public is invited to attend. See the full story ...
Dr. Anton Reece appointed president of WKCTC
Dr. Anton Reece appointed as new WKCTC president
Versailles, Ky. - Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Jay K. Box announced tonight the appointment of Dr. Anton Reece as president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC). See the full story ...
White House announces millions for Appalachian coal counties
The counties of Appalachian Eastern Kentucky most affected by coal loss -
As part of President Obama's ongoing efforts to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector, today the Administration is announcing awards totaling $38.8 million for 29 economic and workforce development projects -- in and across multiple states -- that are building a stronger economic future for their communities, businesses, and workers.
For project names, places, amounts, follow the jump. See the full story ...
Display Case Ready for Heritage Days
1950s Water drinking chicken - Danny Whitlock got it as a child in Detroit.
The Hickman County Arts Council cordially invites the public to visit the old courthouse building and see the display case they just finished preparing for exhibit. Members contributed "treasures of past days." See the full story ...
Heritage Days kick off with dinners, displays, end with hymn sing, farmer & flea market
Old Hymn Sing 2015 - standing room only in the Historic First Christian Church
September 6-10th are Heritage Days in Hickman County. The week following Labor Day Weekend will be full of singin', talkin', tradin' and sellin'. It's all about being old-timey!
Events around the county seat of Clinton will commemorate the history, culture and legacy of the oldest county in the Jackson Purchase. Last year, the high point of the week was the Old Hymn Sing on Friday evening. This year, the Farmer and Flea Market will be held on the grounds of the Hickman County Courthouse. See the full story ...
|Discovery Park of America adding Children's Discovery Garden |
UNION CITY, TN- Officials at Discovery Park of America are announcing today the largest expansion that the park has had since it opened in November of 2013 with the addition of a Children's Discovery Garden, with an expected cost of over one-half million dollars.
The Children's Discovery Garden will be located on the North side of the property, just over the bridge to the right and will be over 23,000 square feet of space where children can learn, explore, romp, and play...
Photo: Rhapsody outdoor musical equipment will be one of the first surprises guests will encounter when winding their way down the aesthetic pathway of the new "Children's Discovery Garden," set to open in the first quarter of 2017 on the grounds at Discovery Park of America. See the full story ...
Mary Nita Bondurant
|PSAD Workshops Community Education Workshops Begins September 3|
PADUCAH, KY (August 23, 2016) - Beginning September 3, Paducah School of Art and Design is offering several workshops, as part of the community education offerings in the West Kentucky Community and Technical College fall catalog.
Two Saturday intensive workshops for high school students also begin September 3. See the full story ...
Governor's plan to strip health care is Scrooge-like
Rep. Darryl Owens, D - Jefferson House 43
In spite of massive public outcry which included testimony from medical professionals, warnings from vision and dental experts, fact driven data from advocates and pleas from Kentuckians who will be devastated by the loss of their healthcare, Gov. Bevin has submitted a harsh, draconian expanded Medicaid waiver proposal to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for consideration.
In doing so, the governor has made good on his campaign promise to strip healthcare away from 440,000 Kentuckians... See the full story ...
Rep. Darryl Owens 43rd Legislative District
Graves County Schools offer 4 preschools of excellence
Celebrating two new Classrooms of Excellence. (photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)
In the state of Kentucky, there are 38 classrooms of excellence. Graves County has four of those.
From left, are Selise Ridolfi, Graves County Schools' director of special education; Amy Poe, Farmington preschool teacher and Classroom of Excellence recipient; Jeanna Crosslin, Farmington preschool instructional assistant; Courtney Hayden, Sedalia preschool teacher and Classroom of Excellence recipient; Angie Duncan, Sedalia preschool instructional assistant; Melissa Bazzell, district preschool consultant; and Nancy Lovett, director of the Calloway County Early Childhood Regional Training Center. See the full story ...
Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools
PTHS senior, Michael Ellen Walden, is a nationally ranked debater
Michael Ellen Walden, PTHS senior, top ranked debater
(Paducah, August 23, 2016) - Paducah Tilghman senior Michael Ellen Walden is ranked first in the United States on the National Speech and Debate Association's list of top pre-season competitors. See the full story ...
Wayne Walden, PTHS
PTHS students excel on ACT
, l to r: Taylor Willis, Will Denton, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Nicholas Beeny, Kaleb White, Lance Butler, Hannah Fischer, Emery Wainscott, Anna Grace McGee (not pictured: Morgan Brewington, Jackson Fitzgerald, James McGee, Peyton Patel, Kate Rogers, Lan
Fifteen Paducah Tilghman High School students scored a 30 or better on at least one section of the ACT that was taken in June: Nicholas Beeny, Morgan Brewington, Lance Butler, Will Denton, Jose Ricardo dos Remedios, Hannah Fischer, Jackson Fitzgerald, Anna Grace McGee, James McGee, Peyton Patel, Kate Rogers, Landon Ross, Emery Wainscott, Kaleb White, and Taylor Willis. See the full story ...
Clemens Fine Arts Center 2016-17 season kicks off with Lonestar
Lone Star to be at WKCTC September 9th
Paducah, KY (August 22, 2016) - The hit country group Lonestar opens the Clemens Fine Arts Center's Arts In Focus series Friday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. See the full story ...
Tammy Thompson, Public Relations Coordinator
|Calendar set for General Assembly's 2017 session|
FRANKFORT - The 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3 and will last 30 legislative days. See the full story ...
Robert Weber, LRC
|Fulton County Dems schedule banquet for September 23rd|
The Fulton County Democratic Executive Committee is having a "Fulton County River Banquet" Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Methodist Enrichment Center, 105 East Wellington Street, Hickman, Ky.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Program starts at 7:00. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Contact Brad Wiley at 270-627-4119; or 270-236-2108 or email email@example.com. See the full story ...
2016 Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin to feature family fun, concerts, parade
UT Martin Band in 2015 Soybean Festival Parade.
The city of Martin, the University of Tennessee at Martin and many local businesses and organizations partner to bring the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival to Martin each year, and the 2016 concert lineup is one to remember. The 23rd annual festival, held Sept. 2-9, will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment options, including concert appearances by the Plain White T's, Vince Gill and Three Dog Night... See the full story ...
|Archeology Day scheduled for September 17th |
WICKLIFFE, Ky. (Aug 26, 2016) - September is Kentucky Archaeology Month and Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will commemorate it with Archaeology Day on Sept. 17.
There will be demonstrations, hands-on activities, an archaeology quest and other learning experiences for children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other activities include spear and atlatl throwing, bows and arrows, flint knapping, simulated surface survey and mock excavation, artifact laboratory analysis, pottery craft, storytelling and corn shuck dolls. See the full story ...
Kentucky's aviation and aerospace growth is out of this world
Kentucky company, Space Tango, put experiment box on the International Space Station
FRANKFORT--Engineers watched a few weeks ago from a control room inside an old building on Short Street in Lexington as a small box was pushed into place aboard the International Space Station.
Designed and built in Kentucky under the direction of Kentucky-based Space Tango, the box is a laboratory called TangoLab 1 filled with 21 cubes capable of running different bioengineering experiments simultaneously.
Space Tango is part of a growing export aerospace business for the Commonwealth, bringing in $8.7 billion in 2015. See the full story ...
|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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