A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 12 No. 6 June 2020 (c)
Her name was Hanna and she was sold to settle a debt.
Bill of Sale for Hanna - one page July 5, 1841 (used with permission of Hickman County Museum)
One hundred seventy nine years ago on the day after Independence Day, an auction was held on the Hickman County Courthouse steps in the county seat of Clinton. It wasn't that unusual an event, debtor properties were sold regularly to pay off creditors.
This auction was different - the property being sold was not a farm or a horse or a crop. The property was a human being.
And her name was Hanna. See the full story ...
Mary Potter, John Kelly Ross, Hickman County Museum
Fancy Farm 2020: BBQ without political brawling
St. Jerome Parish Pavilion - no politics on stage in 2020
Fancy Farm Picnic is the latest in a series of iconic events changed, cancelled or postponed because of Covid-19.
There will be barbecue on the first weekend of August. There will be no political speaking. See the full story ...
Charles Booker Gaining Political Energyl
Charles Booker addresses supporters in Paducah on June 14th
Charles Booker campaign for US Senate Democratic Primary hit Paducah, KY. Sunday, June 13,
with the force of a full political storm. Within 30 minutes of speaking to a crowd of over 200, Booker
had "captured political lightning in a bottle" when his and 200 clenched fists were raised at the same time.
See the full story ...
Air Quality Warning Issued
It won't look like the sandstorm in "The Mummy" but it may feel like it.
A massive dust cloud from the Sahara Desert will reach the southern U.S. within a few days
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2020) - On Friday, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) Commissioner Dr. Steven Stack warned Kentuckians that air quality in the state may be poor this weekend and into next week. An enormous cloud of dry and dusty air that originated over the Sahara Desert will move across the southern United States over the next three to seven days See the full story ...
|"Unfathomable Cruelty" |
...Millions of citizen's health care is on the line, and despite the pandemic and resulting major recession, the Trump Administration and 18 Republican state attorneys general filed briefs late one night last week asking the Supreme Court to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as Obamacare... See the full story ...
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing
Ivan and Mary Potter shopping in Hazel KY
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. See the full story ...
Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal