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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 12  No. 1 January 2020 (c)  



FrontPage News

Martin Luther King Day - Marching and Remembering | Martin Luther King, Kentucky, race relations, racism, South, Clinton,
Martin Luther King Day - Marching and Remembering

(January 17, 2009) We made it to the Martin Luther King March on Monday. About 40 folks showed up at little Moore's Chapel AME Church and the strung out parade walked the broken sidewalks south to the Hickman County Courthouse- (hey, proportionate to our population, that would be 50K in NYC!).

One of my favorite stories on WKJ - rerunning it here 11 years later)

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Mary Potter

Politics & Government

Kentucky's Ethics Laws Stand- United States Supreme Court denies petition | legislative ethics, General Assembly 2020, Frankfort, lobbyists, lobbying,
Kentucky's Ethics Laws Stand- United States Supreme Court denies petition

Thanks to the Kentucky General Assembly's bipartisan action in 2014, Kentucky has a "no cup of coffee" rule that prevents individual legislators from receiving food and beverages and other gifts from lobbyists and their employers...

The ethics law, enacted as a response to the BOPTROT scandal (bless their hearts) in the early 1990's, was strengthened by the General Assembly in 2014.

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Laura Hendrix, Exec Dir Legislative Ethics Commission

Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action | General Assembly 2020, Kentucky, legislature, Frankfort, prayer,
Church Leaders to Gather at the Capitol for Weekly Prayer in Action

January 3, 2020. The Kentucky Council of Churches is hosting Prayer in Action Days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during this year's General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky's most vulnerable citizens. The kick-off event will be held on Tuesday, January 7 at 11:00 am in the Capitol Rotunda. Subsequent gatherings, listed below, will begin at 9:30 am.

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Karen A. Owsley, KY Council of Churches

Community and Regional News

Eagle Watch Weekends Offered at Three Parks in January and February | Lake Barkley, eagle, Kentucky Lake, travel, nature, tourism

Lake Barkley State Park will host first Eagle Watch of 2020.
Eagle Watch Weekends Offered at Three Parks in January and February

Kentucky State Parks are offering Eagle Watch Weekends at three state parks during January and February 2020.

Guests can see bald eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat along the shores of Kentucky Lake. Kentucky State Parks have been offering eagle tours for more than 40 years.

The tours are led by state park naturalists and staff from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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Free admission for youngsters during January at DPA | Discovery Park of America, Union City  Tennessee, travel, tourism, science,
Free admission for youngsters during January at DPA
Magnolia Place Assisted Living is paying for Discovery Park of America admission for all children 17 and younger as a way to pay tribute to and memorialize Jenny Kirkland. Kirkland, who died in Aug. 2019. Student groups must be arranged in advance by calling 731-885-5455 or emailing reservations@discoveryparkofamerica.com.
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Education

KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students  | Kentucky, transportation, engineering
KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students

Scholarship program offers tuition assistance, summer work and employment upon graduation

Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2020 deadline for scholarship consideration.

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Keith Todd

Arts & Entertainment

WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design opens exhibition by Paducah native and noted African-American folk artist | art, African American artists, WKCTC, Western Kentucky Community and Technical College,

Once Upon a Summers Time by Paducah artist Joan Dance
WKCTC's Paducah School of Art and Design opens exhibition by Paducah native and noted African-American folk artist

PADUCAH, KY (01/06/2020) West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Paducah School of Art and Design opens its exhibition Paducah, Our Legacy, Our Future - Paintings by Joan Dance, with a reception January 16, 2020.

Our Legacy, Our Future showcases the paintings, past and present, of Paducah native and noted African-American folk artist Joan Dance. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted in the Bill Ford Gallery from 5-6:30 p.m. The gallery is located in Paducah School of Art and Design's (PSAD) 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street.

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WKCTC press release

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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