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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 11  No. 10 October 2019 (c)

 

 

FrontPage News

Jerry Hoover was one of the architects of modern West Kentucky

Another friend has departed this timeline.

In today's (10-1-19) Paducah Sun, mention of Jerry L. Hoover's passing was made..

Jerry was one of those shoulders that modern West Kentucky was built on.

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Ivan Potter

Kentucky lobbying increases more than $1 million from last odd year's totals | General Assembly 2019, lobbying, lobbyists, politics, Kentucky,
Kentucky lobbying increases more than $1 million from last odd year's totals

Businesses and organizations spent $15.7 million on lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly during the first eight months of 2019, which is up $1.2 million from the most recent short session year, in 2017...

For a list of the biggest spenders, follow the jump.

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Laura Hendrix, Legislative Ethics Newsletter

Community and Regional News

WAVE counties - tip of the spear for hemp production | WAVE, agriculture, West Kentucky, Davie Stephens, Sonny Perdue, Ryan Quarles, Hickman County, Fulton County Kentucky, Carlisle County Kentucky, Ballard County Kentucky, farming, hemp, Murray State University, Tony Brannon

WAVE stands for West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy. The consortium of the leadership of four Mississippi River Counties, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman
WAVE counties - tip of the spear for hemp production

The course correction is producing benefits and attention from state and federal politicians and policy makers. Inviting company down to Columbus Belmont State Park on Thursday, July 18, 2019 was a day for WAVE to show off...

What stood out in the speeches was the newest crop being hailed as the saving grace for farmers beset by too much rain, too many tariffs and too full grain bins. Keynote speaker Matt Lohr, USDA Chief of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) hailed the West Kentucky farmers and their "spirit of innovation". He said that Kentucky is the epicenter of hemp production.

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Mary Potter

Parnassus Books secures Perfect Gift for My Book Lover

Recently, I had a book crisis on hand. My Mary was having a major birthday in August. It was now late May and I couldn't figure out any new good gift for her.

She has everything she needs or wants, she informs me.

Yet, in many relationships, you always want to celebrate your soul mates birth into this world. The problem is and has always been, finding that very special gift...

Enter Parnassus Books...

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Ivan Potter, Book Lover too

Editorials

DEMOCRACY SLIPPING AWAY? | election 2019, voting, right to work, Republican, Democrat, Kentucky
DEMOCRACY SLIPPING AWAY?

It happens every coupla years. The World Boxing Federation balloons in size. The inflation is caused when the "Fighters" in politics announce their purported level of spunk.

Bombarded by TV and radio political ads, a foreign visitor must wonder if any American politician is honest or all are just hacks. Political ads appear to bear no resemblance to the needs of Americans...

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Gene Nettles

Education

Murray State Department of Computer Science and Information Systems wins Bauernfeind Cup | Murray State University, computer, computer science, business,

associate professor Dr. Cemil Kuzey, department chair Dr. Victor Raj and associate professor Dr. Vlad Krotov.
Murray State Department of Computer Science and Information Systems wins Bauernfeind Cup

The Murray State University Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is this year's Bauernfeind Cup winner after having the most scholarly work published in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business between fall 2017 to fall 2018.

The department collectively published 29 peer-reviewed print journal articles, one book chapter and three peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and completed six presentations at peer-reviewed conferences. Topics included contemporary approaches of data mining, machine learning and advanced data analytics in accounting, finance and management.

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MSU press release

Politics & Government

Legislator proposes bill banning driver cell use | General Assembly 2020, cell phone, distracted driving, traffic,

Rep. Sorolis - bill not applicable to audio books. Photo courtesy ofLRC Public Information
Legislator proposes bill banning driver cell use

...BR 166, dubbed the hands-free law, would ban drivers from using mobile phones, tablets, laptop computers and other personal communication devices. The law would carve out exceptions for voice-activated programs such as GPS navigation and hands-free calling. BR 166 would also prohibit drivers from watching, recording or broadcasting videos...

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LRC Press release

Travel & Tourism

Children 17 and Younger to be Offered Free Admission to Discovery Park of America in Jan. 2020  | Discovery Park of America, Tennessee, tourism,

(front/sitting L to R): Isaiah French, Tanner Hailey, John Garrett Buchanan, Bralyn Britton, Valor Cunningham and Evelyn Cunningham (back/standing L to R): Presleigh Haskins, Lyla Kissell, David Johnson with Magnolia Place, Brooklyn Steward, Rana Buc
Children 17 and Younger to be Offered Free Admission to Discovery Park of America in Jan. 2020

Union City, Tenn.--Discovery Park of America and Magnolia Place Assisted Living announced today that Magnolia Place will pay for Discovery Park of America admission for all children 17 and younger as a way to pay tribute to and memorialize Jenny Kirkland.

Throughout the month of Jan. 2020 children 17 and under will receive free general admission to Discovery Park at the ticket counter or as part of a student group...

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DPA press release

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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