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Vol. 8  No. 12 December 2016 (c)

FrontPage News

'March for Equality and Social Justice' set for Murray on Jan. 21 | Donald Trump, presidential election 2016, President Trump, Women's March 2017

Peter Murphy and Sarah Gutwirth
'March for Equality and Social Justice' set for Murray on Jan. 21

Do you want to join the "Women's March on Washington," but need to stick closer to home?

Peter Murphy and Sarah Gutwirth suggest a trip to Murray on Jan. 21 for the "March for Equality and Social Justice."

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Berry Craig

Yarmuth Elected Ranking Member of House Budget Committee

Rep. John Yarmuth will be ranking Democratic member on House Budget Committee
Yarmuth Elected Ranking Member of House Budget Committee

WASHINGTON - House Democrats voted to elect Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) of Louisville as Ranking Member of the powerful House Budget Committee for the 115th Congress, set to begin in January. Yarmuth was elected unanimously by the Caucus's 198 members.

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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

Discovery Park of America December schedule
Discovery Park of America December schedule

Santa Claus, miles of Christmas lights, dinosaurs and music are December attractions at the Discovery Park of America.

Schedule follows the jump.

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WKCTC offering candy making class December 12th

PADUCAH, KY (November 29, 2016) - West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering an introductory candy making class using the complete line of Wilton Candy Melts and tools.

With the Drizzle, Dip and Mold with Wilton Candy Melts class that will be held on Monday, December 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the college's Emerging Technology Center Cyber Cafe, participants can learn all the tips and tricks needed to make their own candy treats. The class is recommended for all skill levels. Cost: $28.50.

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WKCTC Press Release

Education

PTHS Senior Michael-Ellen Walden recognized | Paducah Tilghman High School, students,

Michael-Ellen Walden, PTHS senior.
PTHS Senior Michael-Ellen Walden recognized

PTHS senior Michael-Ellen Walden has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

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Submitted by Wayne Walden, Paducah Public Schools

Politics & Government

Delta Regional Authority, state and local partners invest $13 million to strengthen Kentucky's workforce, infrastructure, and economy | West Kentucky, Delta Regional Authority, Merryman Kemp, Paducah, Cadiz, economic development,

DRA Chair Chris Masingill, Gov. Matt Bevin and Merryman Kemp at announcement of DRA Merryman House funding
Delta Regional Authority, state and local partners invest $13 million to strengthen Kentucky's workforce, infrastructure, and economy

The Delta Regional Commission announced multiple programs to help communities in West Kentucky. Among them, the Merryman House in Paducah. Merryman Kemp led a campaign for safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse. The DRA is kicking in $256,500 toward expansion of the Paducah facility. Total project cost will be $2.185 million. For other projects, follow the jump.

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DRA Press Release

Governor reorganizes Kentucky Arts Council

Only four members of the pre-Bevin Kentucky Arts Council kept their seats. Cadiz resident Paul Fourshee is a hold over and the only member from west of Bowling Green.

Executive Director Lori Meadows resigned from the post she held since 2005. Ironically, also off the board is Darlene Mazzone, whose Paducah Life magazine just won the media award in the Governor's Awards.


Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/article115729833.html#storylink=cpy

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Mary Potter

Homestead Exemption increases by $700

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2016) - The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $37,600 for the 2017 and 2018 tax periods. The 2017-2018 exemption reflects a $700 increase over the 2015 - 2016 exemption of $36,900.

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Ky Department of Revenue

Travel & Tourism

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! KYDOT ready for white stuff

Snow is coming. Maybe not soon. But it\'s coming.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! KYDOT ready for white stuff

The Cabinet is winter-ready, fully stocked with a supply of 431,200 tons of salt, 1.1 million gallons of salt brine and 1.1 million gallons of calcium chloride.

The Cabinet has approximately 980 deployable trucks and plows among the 125 snow and ice front line maintenance crews. Another 451 contracted trucks are available to assist in snow and ice operations.

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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 retires from the Clinton City Council as of January 1st.

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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