A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 12 No. 11 November 2020 (c)
Kentucky will have even more divided government in 2021
Even more divided government in Kentucky
When the General Assembly reconvenes on January 5, 2021, Republicans will be high fiving their November wins.
That will mean hard times ahead for Governor Andy Beshear. Republican rule plus a pandemic that continues to rage out of control will put any platform plans out of reach. See the full story ...
Look for the helpers: On Election Day in Hickman County, it will be students
Front Row - Kathryn Stahr 2nd row (L-R) - Karlie Smith, Jenna Moore, Caitlyn Toombs, Shajuanta Knox 3rd row (L-R) - Eli Armbruster, Jason Hayden, Kadey Grace Wilkey
When Hickman County voters pull up to the elementary school gym on Tuesday, they will be greeted by smiling students, hired for one purpose: to help them get through the voting process safely...
Seven Hickman County High School seniors, Caitlyn Toombes, Shajuanta Knox, Jenna Moore, Jason Hayden, Kadey Wilkey,and Karlie Smith wrote essays as their job applications. On Election Day, these seven student helpers will be greeting voters, directing traffic and opening and sanitizing doors and and flat surfaces. They will be reminding voters to carry in their licenses or identification cards.
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Clardy receives regional history award
Dr. Brian Clardy, MSU professor, awarded by Jackson Purchase Historical Society
The Jackson Purchase Historical Society announced that Brian K. Clardy, Associate Professor of History at Murray State University, has received the Dr. Lonnie E. Maness Award for the outstanding article in the Journal of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society in 2020. Dr. Clardy's article, "Blood at the Root: A Historiographical Commentary on Lynching in America" 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