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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 11  No. 9 September 2019 (c)


FrontPage News

OLD HYMN SING Returns September 6th | Heritage Days 2019, Old Hymn Sing, music, Clinton Kentucky,
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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

WAVE counties - tip of the spear for hemp production | WAVE, agriculture, West Kentucky, Davie Stephens, Sonny Perdue, Ryan Quarles, Hickman County, Fulton County Kentucky, Carlisle County Kentucky, Ballard County Kentucky, farming, hemp, Murray State University, Tony Brannon

WAVE stands for West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy. The consortium of the leadership of four Mississippi River Counties, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton and Hickman
WAVE counties - tip of the spear for hemp production

The course correction is producing benefits and attention from state and federal politicians and policy makers. Inviting company down to Columbus Belmont State Park on Thursday, July 18, 2019 was a day for WAVE to show off...

What stood out in the speeches was the newest crop being hailed as the saving grace for farmers beset by too much rain, too many tariffs and too full grain bins. Keynote speaker Matt Lohr, USDA Chief of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) hailed the West Kentucky farmers and their "spirit of innovation". He said that Kentucky is the epicenter of hemp production.

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Mary Potter

Courage calls to courage everywhere theme of Heritage Days
Courage calls to courage everywhere theme of Heritage Days

Hickman County will celebrate Heritage Days from Tuesday September 3 to Saturday September 7th. The county, state, nation and world of 1919 will be the focus this year. A loosely organized series of events will celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars, the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote among other events.

Artist Elizabeth Jewell created the collage poster "1919" currently on display in the lobby of the Clinton post office. The collage depicts the major events of the year: marching soldiers, WW I African American infantrymen and suffragettes in their white dresses and protest signs.

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Mary Potter

Education

Graves Central Elementary 6th graders receive Chromebooks | Graves County Schools, computers, education,
Graves Central Elementary 6th graders receive Chromebooks

Graves County Central Elementary School sixth-graders recently received Chromebooks for their school work.

At left, the district's chief information officer Jack Smith issues devices to (from left) Ellie Clark, Aleya Burnett, Evan Green, Edgar Garcia, and Hunter Carr.

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Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools, story & photo

Arts & Entertainment

Neihoff opens WKCTC Backstage Pass Series | WKCTC, music, Daniel Neihoff

Musician Daniel Neihoff
Neihoff opens WKCTC Backstage Pass Series

PADUCAH, KY (09/04/2019) Local singer, songwriter and musician Daniel Neihoff is just beginning his career, yet he is also a seasoned and well-crafted artist. His musical talent is sure to captivate the audience as he opens this year's Backstage Pass Series at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Clemens Fine Arts Center Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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WKCTC press release

Politics & Government

Fancy Farm 2019: Labor Luncheon labor and educators have common goal | labor, union, education, Kyle Henderson, Matt Bevin, Fancy Farm 2019, Andy Beshear, Jacqueline Coleman,

Teachers, retired teachers and their supporters were front row at the 2019 Danny Ross Labor Luncheon
Fancy Farm 2019: Labor Luncheon labor and educators have common goal

The brothers in organized labor met the sisters of KEA, the un-union, at the Labor Luncheon in Paducah on Friday, August 2nd in one of the run up events to the Fancy Farm Picnic.

In 2019, brothers and sisters found common ground in their goal of making Matt Bevin a one term governor.

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Mary Potter

Fancy Farm 2019: Top of the tickets bring contrasting styles | election 2019, Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear, Fancy Farm 2019, Graves County Kentucky,

"Which side are you on?" Socialism or Matt Bevin?
Fancy Farm 2019: Top of the tickets bring contrasting styles

Rivals Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear didn't deliver knock out blows at the 2019 Fancy Farm Political Speaking. They did present vastly contrasting styles.

In short, one candidate is unhappy. The other is not.

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Mary Potter

Fancy Farm 2019: Educator group 120 Strong shows up, speaks up,  | 120 Strong, education, pension reform, teachers, Matt Bevin, Fancy Farm 2019,

120 Strong educators met in Fancy Farm 2019
Fancy Farm 2019: Educator group 120 Strong shows up, speaks up,

(Fancy Farm Picnic August 3, 2019) 120 Strong got their front row seats again this year at the 2019 Fancy Farm Picnic...

While 120 members in the distinctive black t-shirts sat on the Democratic side of the Picnic Pavilion, several we talked to are registered Republicans. Governor Bevin attracted their wrath with comments about teachers that included calling them unconscious drowning victims who need to be dragged to shore.

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Mary Potter

Fancy Farm 2019: Rep. Heath - red meat speech with little for 2nd District | Richard Heath, Fancy Farm 2019, Republican Party, Graves County, Graves County Schools, Mayfield,

Rep. Richard Heath missed opportunity to sell Graves County
Fancy Farm 2019: Rep. Heath - red meat speech with little for 2nd District

(Fancy Farm 2019) - Rep. Richard Heath, (R-House 2- Graves and part of McCracken) wasted an opportunity on August 3rd. Instead of extolling the virtue of Graves County, the place he claims as his forever home, Heath launched into a grossly unamusing attack on candidates on the other side of the platform.

It was embarrassing. There is much good that Heath has been part of and witness to in Graves County. No one could tell it from his three minute speech.

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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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