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May 15, 2013.
Wesley Robinson, story and photos
..."If you’re a Democrat, spend some time talking to a Republican," Obama said. "And if you’re a Republican, have a chat with a Democrat. Maybe you’ll find some common ground, maybe you won’t. But if you honestly engage with an open mind and an open heart, I guarantee you’ll learn something..." Michelle Obama to EKU 2013 grads.
Mattea Lock will graduate in December - self described farm girl graduating from MSU 3 semesters early with ag degree.
Mary Potter - story. Photos by Ivan Potter
Clinton KY, April 30, 2013) – For student Mattea Lock, Falcon Academy and the Four Rivers Scholarship Program came along when she thought her dreams of college would go unfulfilled. That’s what the self described “athletic girl” told a crowd of 150 elected officials, educators and students at a meeting on Tuesday...
US Sen. John J. Crittenden of Kentucky - compromise possible
...McConnell cited two major instances where Crittenden was instrumental in keeping Kentucky from seceding from the Union as well as working to prevent war with Great Britain over the Oregon Territory. McConnell said Crittenden performed a great service to the state and the country and set a great example for the need to compromise.
“I think we need to remember that even though we may have very different opinions for the direction the country should be going, there is still room for compromise,” McConnell said.
Ivan Potter, story and photos
Yesterday, May 14th, I walked into the future of food. My adventure with food took place in the newly remodeled Kroger store in Murray, Kentucky. Just two weeks ago, this Murray Kroger had been reborn from its 1970s look into the 21st Century feeling of health and wellness.
Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal
Friday night ritual: have a great dinner, lean back in favorite wingback chair, turn on TV to Channel 29, waiting for Comment on Kentucky. Except four weeks ago, that ritual stopped. TV came alive. No sound on Channel 29 from Kentucky Education Network (KET). Also, video was strange, only picture was frame by frame, very slow. All in all, it was a viewing disaster.
Travel & Tourism
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (May 9, 2013) – First Lady Jane Beshear today announced that the community of Dawson Springs is Kentucky’s first “Trail Town,” part of an effort to promote and develop adventure tourism opportunities across the state.
Ivan Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal
Because I do not want the latest “Smack down” wrestling, I must pay more to have access to history, science, business, and political reporting on selected channels. Because I don’t follow Who is Dancing with the Stars or American Idol, my bill is higher from the base rate of $29.95 up to $60.00 each month.
Dr. Randy Dunn - moving on to new post.
Mary Potter, Editor West Kentucky Journal
Dunn made a fatal mistake early in his tenure at MSU - he reached out to Paducah. Creating a second campus in the largest metro area in the region was a blaspemy that Murray purists could not abide...
Arts & Entertainment
L to R: Lilli Garner, Kelsey Jackson, Ashlee Bailey, Alex Bolin
Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools