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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 13  No. 6 June 2021 (c)  




 

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Gates to Share John Deere Stock in Settlement | farming, agriculture, divorce, Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, wealth, stock, Wall Street,

John Deere tractor (Photo www.deere.com)
Gates to Share John Deere Stock in Settlement

In a farming world, the name John Deere means life or death. With its product line of heavy and light equipment, farmers can plow, treat and harvest vast acreages with far fewer laborer...

After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda French Gates are ending their marriage. Reports of their dividing up assets revealed that John Deere stock is part of their portfolio.

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Ivan Potter

Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor Author to be in Clinton | Kentucky, history, Hickman County Historical Society, Berry Craig, Pearl Harbor, books, book signing,

Professor, historian and author Berry Craig
Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor Author to be in Clinton

Historian Berry Craig will be at the Historical & Genealogical Society on S. Washington Street in Clinton at 10:00 a.m on June 12th to discuss his new book, Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Mary Potter

When the strategies of A.T. Mahan collide with the future, war becomes obsolete (Book Review) | fiction, war, Stavridis, military science fiction, US Navy, global conflict

2034 (goodreads.com)
When the strategies of A.T. Mahan collide with the future, war becomes obsolete (Book Review)

2034: A Novel of the Next World War

by Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman

Authors Ackerman and Stravridis, in their techno naval thriller, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" manage to come full circle to Alfred Thayer Mahan's global perspective of using great power to confront great power.

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Ivan Potter

Sustainability: Thy Name is in the Death of a Water Pump | water, sustainability, West Kentucky, Ivan Potter,
Sustainability: Thy Name is in the Death of a Water Pump

On a recent morning, in the small town of Clinton, Ky. the sunshine was just breaking through the trees and leaves of a promising May morning. Having just enjoyed the thrill of my first cup of morning coffee upon the front porch, I took in the beauty unfolding before me.

At first, my mind did not register the fact that there was no water flowing. From the faucet, just a sound forming a cloud of nothingness. It took a whole 3 seconds for the enjoyment and good feeling from that first cup of coffee, to be blown away with the realization that there was no water. The well was not working.

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Ivan Potter

About Us

After Resting, Rusting in the Plague Year, I'm Coming Back | writing, Kentucky, Covid-19, pandemic, Mary Potter,
After Resting, Rusting in the Plague Year, I'm Coming Back

Apologies to those who read this site faithfully over twelve years we've been publishing only to wonder if we had located to another planet when year 13 rolled around...

...my heart wasn't in writing. What used to keep me in the office until the light faded outside and Ivan was calling to see if I had been mugged dissipated like a Kentucky April snowfall. There were few news reports I felt like adding one more word to write about.

The Year of the Plague made it worse. When we did go out, we went masked and fearful. Scrubbing our hands with sanitizer and avoiding human touch. Why in the hell would I want to write about that?

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Mary Potter

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 retired from the Clinton City Council as of January 1, 2017.

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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