Welcome Visitor. Today is Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Sign-on
Follow Us On Facebook

A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 12  No. 6 June 2020 (c)   

FrontPage News

Her name was Hanna and she was sold to settle a debt.  | African American education, history, Western Kentucky, slavery, Black Lives Matter, Kentucky election 2020,

Bill of Sale for Hanna - one page July 5, 1841 (used with permission of Hickman County Museum)
Her name was Hanna and she was sold to settle a debt.

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 | Fancy Farm 2020, politics, Mitch McConnell, Graves County Kentucky,

St. Jerome Parish Pavilion - no politics on stage in 2020
Fancy Farm 2020: BBQ without political brawling

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, Kentucky politics, Kentucky election 2020, Mitch McConnell,

Charles Booker addresses supporters in Paducah on June 14th
Charles Booker Gaining Political Energyl

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 ...
Ivan Potter

Community and Regional News

Air Quality Warning Issued

It won't look like the sandstorm in "The Mummy" but it may feel like it.
Air Quality Warning Issued

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"  | Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Kentucky, Marshall Ward, opinion, Mitch McConnell,
"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 ...
Marshall Ward

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.

 See the full story ...
Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

website hit 
Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: