A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 6 No. 1 January 2015 (c)
Vice President Biden remembers Sen. Wendell Ford
Sen. Wendell Ford
VP Joe Biden eulogizes Sen. Wendell H. Ford - "His philosophy was summed up when he said, "why make a speech when you can sit down with your colleagues and work something out?"
For the VP's eulogy, follow the jump. See the full story ...
White House Press Release
Governor's Race the TOP story for 2015
Is this James Comer's year?
Right next to Kentucky's mania with UK Sports is the mania for electing our constitutional officers. Normally, the race for Governor is the big show every four years. But in 2015, several new factors are at play in West Kentucky and across the state... See the full story ...
Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal
|Arts Council celebrates 10th year with a birthday party|
The Hickman County Arts Council, Inc. will celebrate its tenth year with a birthday party.
A potluck dinner complete with birthday cake will be held at the Young Center in Clinton on Tuesday, January 13th at 6:00...
The program for the evening will be a tribute to the Council's oldest member, Dorothy Nell Harper. See the full story ...
Chuck Todd to be at MSU on Feb. 24th
Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd
MURRAY, Ky. -- Chuck Todd, NBC News' political director and the moderator and managing editor of Meet the Press, will be the speaker for Murray State University's 2015 Presidential Lecture Series. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at 8 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium on campus. See the full story ...
Sherry McClain, MSU Information Office
| A Romanesque Revival: First Christian Church, Clinton, Kentucky |
This story begins, as good ones often do, unexpectedly. My decision to take a random string of back roads from Memphis to a family reunion in central Illinois was driven by an urge to explore and treasure hunt the off-the-beaten-path antique stores that dot rural America. After a number of interesting stops, I found myself northbound on US Route 51, a highway with its own unique history, with the sun setting. As I pulled into the small town of Clinton, two thoughts came to mind; first, even if there are any antique stores they are bound to be closed by now and second, I need to keep moving anyway because, at the rate I am going, central Illinois may as well be central Wisconsin. However, logic and reason quickly went out the car window once I caught a glimpse of what looked to be an interesting piece of architecture...
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Daniel Keith Patterson
|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