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Rep. James Comer spent the first half of the town hall meeting in Hickman County talking about current events and explaining the reasons why public perception of nothing getting done may be correct.
While he said that there is never a dull moment with Donald Trump in the White House, he's willing to cut the new President a great deal of slack. He reminded listeners that Trump won his district by 50 points. Trump was sent to Washington to "shake things up" and he is certainly doing that. In his closing remarks, he urged giving the President "more time." He did not define how much more time.
(Clinton, KY August 3, 2017) - When it was question time at Rep. James Comer's town hall meeting in Clinton, Fulton County farmer Jacob Goodman raised an issue new to the first term Congressman and farmer.
Monsanto's super weedkiller, Dicamba, is drifting over the Mississippi River and killing soybeans planted in river bottoms.
...Over the next few weeks, writing for West Kentucky Journal occupied only a small corner of my mind. Standing aside while the consummate professionals at this top rated teaching hospital save my husband's life was my full time job - day and night...
Audubon Metals to Add 39 Jobs with Expansion in Henderson
Carter Lumber to Locate Manufacturing Facility in Bowling Green, Create 50 Jobs
West Kentucky Journal researched seventeen hospitals from Hopkinsville to Paducah. We looked at the number of beds, patients treated, patients admitted, numbers of nurses and doctors. Yearly hospitals treat over 300,000 people.
Researching the footprint that hospitals have in Western Kentucky only in terms of economic impact starkly illustrates the effect that changes in delivery of health and medical care will have on this region.
A recent report from the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that foreign holdings of U.S. farmland doubled between 2004 and 2014.
PADUCAH, KY (07/28/2017) West Kentucky Community and Technical College is offering a four-week Chair Yoga class beginning August 3.
The classes will be held four Thursday mornings August 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 8 - 8:45 a.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, Room 109.
The danger hiding in any debate or discussion about modern American health care is the number of people who will be or are impacted with a family member under going serious medical issues.
Congress and budget experts put the magic number of any great change to exiting ObamaCare at 22 million people.
But who is talking about the total impact to homes and families who are caught up in this new struggle for good health care?
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressmen James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation to end unnecessary and outdated regulations on industrial hemp. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act exempts industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act's definition of marijuana, creates a new category for hemp research at universities and state departments of agriculture, and allows for further commercialization of industrial hemp crops.
Susanna French of Benton in Marshall County Kentucky was elected in 2017 President of the National Federation of Democratic Women
Over 350 Hickman Countians answered the call of duty in 1917 when America called millions of men and women to go "over there" to fight in World War I...
SEVERITY OF FUTURE DEMENTIA BURDEN REVEALED IN 20 STATES INCLUDING KENTUCKY
Additional resources, training, and education are needed
LONDON, July 19, 2017 -- According to new data reported at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London, multiple regions of the United States have been revealed as neurology "deserts" due to a projected chronic shortage of neurologists, and a rapid rise in Alzheimer's disease and other dementia cases. T
(Clinton, KY) - An era ended this hot July evening with the bang of an auctioneer's gavel. The Hickman County Detention Center sold at auction relieving the Hickman Fiscal Court of the maintenance and upkeep of the building.
The Grand Old Party and the Democrats will gather again in the Purchase for a series of chomp ins around the annual Fancy Farm Picnic.
Thursday August 3, 2017
Congressman John Yarmuth will be the headliner at the McCracken County Democratic Dinner on Thursday, August 3rd. The dinner begins at 6:00 in Walker Hall, 229 Madison Street, in Paducah. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Graves County Schools registration dates, back to school nights schedule follows the jump.
Noted author and Calloway County native Bobbie Smith Bryant is the guest speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society Saturday, July 22nd at the Purchase Area Development District office, 1002 Medical Center Drive, Mayfield, Kentucky. Bryant will talk about the subject of her recent book Farming in the Black Patch, winner of a 2016 Kentucky History Award. The event is sponsored by a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council.
The meeting begins at 10:30 AM. It is open to the public and free of charge.
The Graves County School District amended its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2017-2018 school year.
All students will be served lunch/breakfast at no charge at these schools: Graves County Middle and High schools, Gateway Academy High School, and the elementary schools of Central, Fancy Farm, Farmington, Lowes, Sedalia, Symsonia, and Wingo.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 18, 2017) - Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC will invest $13.7 million to increase the output of its Calloway County facility, which produces additive compounds for numerous industries.
7/31/17 UPDATED: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes won't be at the Picnic. She's going to her nephew's little league championship baseball game. (Best excuse this year)
Mark Wilson, co-chair of the political speaking for Fancy Farm Picnic 2017, sent out a speaker's list as of July 10th.
In this year without an election, the dais will be pretty empty.
Headliners of past years have either declined to come or haven't confirmed. Governor Matt Bevin and Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton are no shows. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul haven't confirmed. With Senate Leader McConnell cancelling the first two weeks of the August Senate break to work on health care, it looks like they will be staying in DC.
First District Representative James Comer will be in Clinton at the Hickman County Extension Office on Thursday August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. for a town hall meeting.
Rep. Comer vowed to visit each one of the counties in his district by the end of the year.
The Hickman County Extension Office is located on James Phillips Drive on the campus of Hickman County High School.
Hickman County Judge Kenny Wilson presided over the program dedicating a new Farmer's Market in Rotary Park on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The open air market facility opened for business on Saturday July 15th. The facility came about with the support of local and state support.
FRANKFORT (June 1, 2017) -- Allen Dossey, owner of Purple Toad Winery near Paducah, was named Winemaker of the Year at the recent Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Big Sandy Elder Abuse Council, the Kentucky River Council Against the Maltreatment of Elders (CAME) and the Purchase Elder Abuse Council each received Public Awareness Initiative awards of $500. The awards recognize the groups for showing a commitment to elder abuse prevention through public outreach during the past 12 months.
Editor's Note: Signs of elder abuse are included in this press release.
(Clinton, KY) - Fifth through ninth graders will get a chance to work with professional actors, dancers, singers and artists this summer as a unique arts program begins its third year.
MADD Camp will run from 9-2 at Hickman County High School in Clinton from Monday June 19th to Friday June 23rd.
MURRAY - Martin O'Malley, former governor of Maryland and 2016 presidential candidate will keynote the annual Purchase Area Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner Thursday, June 8th.
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