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With Apologies to the Readers of West Ky. Journal: The strain of fighting the future was too much.
Ivan in early March with his cat, Mosby. Exhaustion led to congestive heart failure and a hospital stay.
With Apologies to the Readers of West Ky. Journal: The strain of fighting the future was too much.

For the past six months, articles to be written or researched for the West Kentucky Journal have been on an irregular basis. I, Ivan Potter, want to take this space and time to say to our readers that, “I am sorry for dropping the ball on covering the news that impacts West Kentucky.”

In March of this year, I suffered heart and lung problems. This meant eight days in hospital with five doctors. I had worn myself out...

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Hostess Cupcakes: Corporate Destruction of a Food Legend
Taking Hostess into bankruptcy earned CEO $9 million bonus.
Hostess Cupcakes: Corporate Destruction of a Food Legend

... All was well in the snack food industry until the first few years of the 21st Century.

Maybe it was the constant wars America fought. Maybe it was the destruction of the Middle Class. Maybe it was the Hostess workers demanding a livable wage.

Whatever the reason or reasons, Hostess was soon in the grasp of corporate raiders...

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Critical Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Efforts in Kentucky
Critical Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Efforts in Kentucky

The $2 million in EDA investments announced today include:

·  $1.5 million to Union College of Barbourville, Kentucky, to renovate an existing building for use as a Nursing and Health Sciences facility.

-$500,000 to the city of West Liberty, Kentucky, for the acquisition of land and the construction of parking lots and a park and walkways

Editor's Note: Hooray for Barbourville, Union College (a private Methodist college) and West Liberty. Boo hoo for Western Kentucky that got boopkis out of feds.

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Editorials

McConnell's silence on Syria - what effect on GOP primary?

What does Syria have to do with a Senate race in an economically poor and usually ignored state smack in the middle of flyover country?

What this has to do with Kentucky is that the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate is nowhere to be found in the debate over Syria. While junior Senator Rand Paul makes headlines for sparring with the Secretary of State John Kerry, Senator Mitch McConnell is keeping a low profile.

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Syrian intervention not in US interest
Violence begets violence
Syrian intervention not in US interest
Dear Editor:    
 
The Syrian regime could retaliate to a U.S. attack by launching more attacks on Israel, Lebanon or other parts of the Middle East. This could lead the U.S. to escalate in response and commit itself to waging an open-ended, multibillion dollar war. The only beneficiaries would be the private military contractors who thrive on perpetual wars...
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Community and Regional News

29! Biggest Leadership Class ever signs up for Hickman County Chamber program
29! Biggest Leadership Class ever signs up for Hickman County Chamber program

(Clinton, KY – September 6, 2013) – Twenty nine! That’s how many students will take part in the fifth Hickman County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program. 

Row 1: Lisa Fujisawa, Haley-Marie Ellegood, Stacy Fujisawa, Amber Florence, Kristen Boaz, Jesse Broyles. Row 2: Brooke Jackson, Alisha Samuel, Kinsey Lock, Madison Ward, Max Jewell. Row 3: Peyton Rodriguez, Kayla Boaz, McKenzie Hobbs, Danielle Cruse, Hailey Dixon, Trent Stairs. Row 4: Bailey Clark, Jade Florence, Savannah Sublette, Rachel Jackson, Maiesha Simmons, Jonathan Reynolds. Row 5: Ben Wilson, Madison Mitchell, Kaylee Webb, Sarah Harpo, Noah Cunningham. Not pictured: Melody Russell.

 

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The Futurist's Corner

The Fine Art of Southern Moon Pie and Crème Soda Dining
Getting the Moon Pie was easy.
The Fine Art of Southern Moon Pie and Crème Soda Dining

 As summer slips into early fall, I set here on the old style southern porch with its big wicker chairs and I ease into yesterday.

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