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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 13  No. 10 October 2021 (c) 

 

FrontPage News

New River Port at Cairo IL will be a Game Changer for River Trade

Port of Hickman is one of three ports to be challenged by Cairo development.
New River Port at Cairo IL will be a Game Changer for River Trade

The state of Illinois made a commitment of four million dollars to the Alexander--Cairo Port Project on June 2, 2021.

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Ivan Potter

Cairo Port will be one of emerging maritime national security concerns

The just announced and planned river port on the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois will be completed in 2023. At that time the port will become a new central axis in American inland shipping security framework...

Port security has emerged as a significant part of the US Government debate on U.S. homeland security. The primary issues for Congress and states are (1) how to fund and structure needed local port development (2) designing new commitments to maintaining safe and secure maritime shipping from and into American ports.

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Ivan Potter

Mississippi River Profile | Mississippi River, economics, river ports, river industries, travel, Cairo Illinois,

The Mississippi River is economic and ecological powerhouse.
Mississippi River Profile

The Mississippi River is one of the world's major river systems in size, habitat diversity and biological productivity. It is also one of the world's most important commercial waterways and one of North America's great migration routes for both birds and fishes.

Barges and their tows move approximately 175 million tons of freight each year on the upper Mississippi through a system of 29 locks and dams.

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US National Park Service Facts

 October 1 - Kentucky Positivity Rate drops below 10% | Covid-19, virus, Kentucky, health,
October 1 - Kentucky Positivity Rate drops below 10%

Kentucky's positivity rate dropped below 10% in a report published October1, 2021. Several Purchase counties have climbed out of high rate of spread to moderate - a good sign of possible easing.

8800 Kentuckians have died from the virus.

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Community and Regional News

Retired Courier Journal reporter pens 200th Hickman County Anniversary Proclamation | Hickman County Kentucky, Ira Simmons, Courier Journal, history, Trail of Tears,

L to R: Sherry Allison, Howard Dillard and County Judge Kenny Wilson
Retired Courier Journal reporter pens 200th Hickman County Anniversary Proclamation

Former Courier Journal reporter, Ira Simmons, penned the proclamation commemorating the 200th anniversary of the first county of the Kentucky Jackson Purchase.

The proclamation reprinted in the story was read by Clinton City Councilman Howard Dillard and signed by Hickman County Judge Kenny Wilson and Anniversary Chair Sherry Allison.

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Early history of Hickman County | history, Kentucky, Hickman County Kentucky,

Historical Society Chair Tom Bugg reads the early history of Hickman County at opening event of 200th anniversary
Early history of Hickman County

...Andrew Jackson and Isaac Shelby set this story in motion when they negotiated The Chickasaw Treaty of 1818. This treaty transferred a vast amount of Chickasaw Land in west Kentucky and west Tennessee to the US Government...

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Joe & Denise Terry and John Kelly Ross

Homegrown Heroes Remembered During 200th Celebration | Hickman County Kentucky, 200th Hickman County anniversary, military, Korean War,

During Korean War, Hickman Countian William Batts guarded a nuclear cannon.
Homegrown Heroes Remembered During 200th Celebration

Our country has been protected and served by many men and women throughout its history. As we have recently remembered 9/11and as we approach our county's bicentennial celebration this fall, the Hickman County Historical & Genealogical Society remembers homegrown heroes...

During the era of the Korean crisis, William Batts stood guard over a nuclear cannon...

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Tom Bugg, Hickman County Historical Society

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 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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