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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 13  No. 3  March 2021 (c)  


FrontPage News

Socrates, Franklin, and the Charm of Truth

This past year has been turbulent, filled with lies and a devastating pandemic. Underlying this has been political division, made worse by a total breakdown in civil, civic conversations.

The Trump impeachment trial was Democrat's pursuing legal, constitutional truth and Republicans supporting lies and bogus technicalities with yet again an acquittal to impeachment.

Where do we go from here?..

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Marshall Ward

Politics & Government

Bill targeting sex crimes by police goes to House

FRANKFORT - Legislation addressing sexual offenses committed by police officers while on duty passed the Kentucky Senate today by a 35-0 vote.

The measure, known as Senate Bill 52, would amend third-degree rape, third-degree sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse statutes so law enforcement officers could be charged with those crimes if they engage in sexual acts with a person under investigation, in custody or under arrest. A loophole in the current statutes excludes law enforcement officials, according to testimony from a committee hearing on the bill earlier this month.

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Community and Regional News

WKCTC to host event to help students apply for financial aid and scholarships

PADUCAH, KY (02/17/2021) West Kentucky Community and Technical College will host FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Scholarship Night February 25 from 4-7 p.m. in its Emerging Technology Center, Room 109.

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Tammy Thompson, WKCTC


Defund the Big Lies

The "Big Lie" that the election was "stolen" from Donald J. Trump is only the most recent lie spread on cable shows, the internet, and radio that have given so many a crazy sense of reality...

One would think that a Capitol Hill seditious insurrection and 500,000+ COVID deaths would force corporate advertisers to react to their advertising/underwriting of such dangerous lies.

We have a long way to go in curing the disease of spreading lies in traditional media, big social media sites, and the darkest corners of the web...

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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.

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Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal

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