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Vol. 6  No. 4 April 2015 (c)

FrontPage News

FIfth Annual Spring Chicken Festival - Music & Fun | Clinton Kentucky, Chicken festival, music,

For a list of events and activities, fly over to the next page.
FIfth Annual Spring Chicken Festival - Music & Fun

Something to Crow About:

Friday, April 24th - Saturday, April 25th

5th Annual Spring Chicken Fest

On the Court Square in Clinton, KY

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Mary Potter

Quilt Week in Paducah
Quilt Week in Paducah

April 22 - 25th is Quilt Week in Paducah. 30,000 enthusiastic quilters come from all over the world.

For a list of events, follow the jump.

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Climatologist to local officials - KY climate is a blessing and a bane. | Kentucky, weather, climate, PADD, Western Kentucky University, Dr. Stuart Foster

Dr. Stuart Foster speaks with Kevil City Commissioner Clyde Elrod
Climatologist to local officials - KY climate is a blessing and a bane.

(Mayfiled, KY - April 20, 2015) - Dr. Stuart Foster, Director of the Kentucky Climate Center located at Western Kentucky University, spoke with elected officials at the April Purchase Area Development District meeting. The state climatologist is on a mission to get more automated weather and climate stations funded in the area.

The system called the Kentucky Mesonet measures temperature, precipitation, humidity and wind speed and direction.

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Mary Ann Medlock, PADD

PTHS Twins to play college ball together | basketball, Paducah, students, Three River College, Paducah Tilghman High School,

l to r Row 1: Alisa Smith, Jalisa Smith, Joya Smith, Rodney Smith Row 2: TRC Assistant Coach Sheronda Powell, TRC Head Coach Jeff Walk, PTHS Girls Basketball Coach Rod Thomas, Roderic Smith
PTHS Twins to play college ball together

Joya and Jalisa Smith Sign Basketball Scholarships with Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

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Wayne Walden, PR Officer Paducah Public Schools

Community and Regional News

Golden Age of Hickman County "The Difficult Years" now out  | Hickman County, LaDonna Latham, history, publishing, Clinton, Historical Society
Golden Age of Hickman County "The Difficult Years" now out

The difficult years of the Twenties through the Forties saw some businesses lose their way through first one World War then another. The Great Depression sandwiched between the two challenged businesses in Hickman County.

While the subject may sound depressing, the book is livened up with anecdotes. One such story tells of Tasty Bakery, and its deliveries of day old bread to the local CCC camp. The New Dealers who established the camps throughout America believed that fresh dough was unhealthy. Bakeries had to wait 24 hours for their bread to get a little stale before it was fit for hungry young men.

A launch party for the book will be held at the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society at 107 S. Washington St. in Clinton on Saturday, April 18th at 10:00. The author will share her own anecdotes about the book and the ups and downs of being both author and publisher.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Education

College Enrollment Up for 2012 High School Grads | college, high school, education, graduation, Kentucky,
College Enrollment Up for 2012 High School Grads

...The statewide college going data showed that in the Class of 2012, nearly 90 percent started out as full-time students, about 9 percent attended an out-of-state college or university, and more than 50 percent were pursuing a bachelor's degree while nearly 35 percent were seeking an associate's degree.

Data also revealed that more than 54 percent of males compared to about 68 percent of females in the Class of 2012 attended college. In addition, nearly 61 percent of white students, about 58 percent of African-American students and 56 percent of Hispanic students attended college. More than 21 percent of students with access to special education attended college.

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Achievement, Endeavor, and Hope - MSU President invested | Murray State University, Dr. Robert O. Davies, Kentucky, higher education, college,
Achievement, Endeavor, and Hope - MSU President invested

(April 10, 2015 - Murray KY) - Dr. Robert O. Davies officially became the 13th president of Murray State University in a ceremony full of pomp, circumstance and tradition.

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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Governor Beshear Acknowledges

Army Specialis John M. Dawson  | military, Afghanistan, Fort Campbell,

Army Specialist John M. Dawson died April 8th in Jalalabad.
Army Specialis John M. Dawson

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. John M. Dawson, 22, of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died April 8 in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms fire while he was on an escort mission. He was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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Politics & Government

Friends and Family Election on May 19th | Imes, James Comer, Hal Heiner, Matt Bevin, election, primary May 2015, Kentucky, politics

Candidate Hal Heiner is leading in GOP gubernatorial primary
Friends and Family Election on May 19th

In my head, I am calling this May primary the "Friends and Family Election."

This may be the first Kentucky election where winners are judged by the number of Facebook friends they have.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Travel & Tourism

Columbus Belmont Park named No. 2 Civil War site  | Columbus Belmont Park, Kentucky, tourism, Civil War,
Columbus Belmont Park named No. 2 Civil War site  See the full story ...
Cindy Lynch, CBPark Director

About Us

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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