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Vol. 5  No. 10  October 2014 (c)

FrontPage News

Halloween at the Museum

Hickman County Times Editor Gaye Bencini
Halloween at the Museum

Halloween brings out the zombie in members of the Hickman County Museum Board as they offer free tours of the Museum on All Hallows Eve!

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Community and Regional News

Nunley to present program at Jackson Purchase Historical Society Nov. 1 | history, West Kentucky, Tennessee, Jackson Purchase,

Robert Nunley will speak and share photos at meeting in Martin.
Nunley to present program at Jackson Purchase Historical Society Nov. 1

Artist, world traveler, and documentarian of local history Robert Nunley will show his photographs and talk about his travels and experiences at the quarterly meeting of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society, Saturday, November 1, in Martin, Tennessee. The meeting begins at 10:30 AM in the meeting room at the Weldon Public Library, 100 Main Street. Nunley's presentation begins at approximately 11 AM. Jackson Purchase Historical Society meetings are open to the public, and there is no admission charge.

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Dr. Bob Lochte

PSC Allows Closure of Lovelaceville Water Company

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2014) - The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has given permission for Lovelaceville Water Company to cease operations and to close and abandon its system.

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Andrew Melnykovych, Kentucky Public Service Commission

No-Count Dog going to Kentucky Book Fair!  | Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort, Kentucky, writing, literature, library, No-Count Dog,
No-Count Dog going to Kentucky Book Fair!

No-Count Dog, the story of the hound who went from nuisance to hero in forty picture book pages, will be among the 200+ titles offered at this year's Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort on November 15th. When asked to comment on the exciting trip to come, the hound said what he always says when he doesn't know what to say - "AH-ROO. AH-ROO. AH-ROO!" (Translation: "Follow the jump for the full story!")

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Dr. Jack Rose using social media in run for Murray mayor | Jack Rose, Murray, Calloway County, facebook, Murray State University,

Dr. Jack Rose - door to door in his run for Murray mayor
Dr. Jack Rose using social media in run for Murray mayor

Retired MSU dean and Calloway County Schools administrator Dr. Jack Rose is running for elected office for the first time ever.

His "Walk Across Murray" campaign is being posted on Facebook - neighborhood by neighborhood. The veteran educator is seamlessly blending new social media with an old fashioned press the flesh door to door strategy.

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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal

Editorials

What's the future of the GOP? | GOP, Paducah, Republican Party, morning joe, Kentucky,
What's the future of the GOP?
So, we're watching our usual morning news shows Tuesday morning, flipping from C-SPAN to CNBC to Fox Business to Bloomberg, then on to MSNBC when we hear a most astounding statement uttered in Nooh Yawk City about where the Grand Ole Party is going.
Spillin' coffee on the covers, I copied the quote word for word to share with our friends who may have missed Morning Joe that day.
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Mary Potter, West Kentucky Journal - 1 opinion posted

Education

Making Boo-ti-ful Music

Graves County elementary high school orchestras to perform Halloween concerts Tuesday evening, Oct. 28

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Paul Schaumburg, Community Relations Director, Graves County Schools

Graves boys' basketball team to play its Dec. 15 game at Wingo School gym to honor great team from 30 years ago

The Graves County High School boys' basketball team will celebrate a special part of its county history when it hosts the Hickman County Falcons on Monday, Dec. 15, at the Wingo Elementary School gym.

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Paul Schaumburg, Community Relations Director, Graves County Schools

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,

Mary and Ivan Potter of West Kentucky Journal
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

No-Count Dog - from nuisance to hero in 40 pages | pet, dog, storm, evacuation, children, picture book, Kentucky, No-Count Dog

Photo courtesy of Gaye Bencini, Hickman County TImes
No-Count Dog - from nuisance to hero in 40 pages

Editor's Note: With No-Count Dog going to the Kentucky Book Fair this November, a look-back at this article might be in order.

The story of a hound dog who goes from being "no-count" to a hero is the newest collaboration between author Mary Potter and illustrator Jennifer Nuckolls.

When a big storm forces his best friend Julie to leave him behind, No-Count Dog is scared.

What can he do to save himself as the flood waters rise?

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Mary Potter


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