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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 14  No. 10 October 2022 (c)

 



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Charles Booker shows up same day as Rand Paul mailer | Charles Booker, Kentucky politics, Rand Paul, election 2022, Kentucky,

Paul campaign - Booker as a socialist hanging out with AOC and Bernie
Charles Booker shows up same day as Rand Paul mailer

Democratic candidate for Senate Charles Booker arrived in Paducah on the same day our mailbox belched out an oversized postcard from his opponent's campaign.

"If people say that being out of touch and being a socialist means loving the people of Kentucky, wanting everyone to be healthy, you're tired of political games, you want to do the work of ending poverty, you can call me what you want. But in a few weeks they will call me a US senator and Kentucky will get the change it deserves." Charles Booker in Paducah

In simplest terms, the mailer is sadly too small to be a cat box liner

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Mary Potter

What Happens if Trump Wins Re-election in 2024
What Happens if Trump Wins Re-election in 2024

Based upon the last 3 years of the Trump Presidency, White House actions disregard for constitutional law, and local political divisions, the following science fiction scenarios are offered as to the how a Fortress America could take shape and what it would look like.

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Ivan Potter

2050 Population Projections For Western Kentucky Challenge the Region to Unite | Kentucky politics, James Comer, population, Democratic Party, Democrats, Republican Party, Republicans, Western Kentucky, Purchase, population, education,

The First Congressional District - from Fulton to Frankfort. (Map credit - Google)
2050 Population Projections For Western Kentucky Challenge the Region to Unite

A new report from the Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville forecasts significant lags in western Kentucky county populations through 2050. This is notably true in the Jackson Purchase where only McCracken County is projected to grow significantly Counties, especially Hickman County which may lose more than one-quarter of its current population, will experience significant population decreases. Graves, Calloway, and Marshall Counties will, according to the report, will do well to hold their present populations.

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George Humphreys

Politics & Government

Booker - don't count me out  | Charles Booker, Kentucky politics, election 2022,

Charles Booker - optimism in closing days of campaign
Booker - don't count me out

...In response to a mailer accusing him of being an "out of touch socialist", Booker said:

"If people say that being out of touch and being a socialist means loving the people of Kentucky, wanting everyone to be healthy, you're tired of political games, you want to do the work of ending poverty, you can call me what you want. But in a few weeks they will call me a US senator and Kentucky will get the change it deserves."

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Community and Regional News

Indenture-The Reconstruction Era in Hickman County  | Kentucky, Kentucky history, indenture, Hickman County Kentucky, slavery, Reconstruction, Black history, American history,

Records stored in the Hickman County Courthouse tell story of indentured children
Indenture-The Reconstruction Era in Hickman County

With post Civil War Reconstruction unpopular in the South, including the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Legislature came up with a clever idea to answer a labor shortage caused by losing 20% of its unpaid labor force. The answer was reviving and expanding the system of indentured servitude to orphans and poor children. State law created a system (complete with fill-in-the-blank forms) that empowered the County Judge to "bind out orphans, and children whose parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses."

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Kit-Bacon Gressitt, research, Mary Potter

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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