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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 13  No. 1  January 2021 (c)   

 

 

 

 

FrontPage News

During another pandemic, a toy to bring joy | Historical Society, toys, Lincoln Logs, Christmas
During another pandemic, a toy to bring joy

This year has seen much tragedy with the COVID-19 pandemic, but at other points in our history we have seen bright moments at this time of year even in the midst of similar pain.

The Spanish Flu of 1918 killed more than an estimated 50 million1 of the world's population. In that year, the Armistice was finally reached to end The Great War, World War I.

But there was an exciting new toy for good boys and girls that year as well.

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Thomas Bugg, HC Historical Society

2020 closest to 1918 and 1932 | Christmas 2020, Kentucky election 2020, Joe Biden,
2020 closest to 1918 and 1932

The Christmas Season of 2020 brought the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. It also brought death tolls that rise every day, governments in Frankfort and Washington that cannot agree even when it seems there should be no dispute.

It's the holiday that caps a year that rivals 1918 and 1931.

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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

Clardy receives regional history award | Brian Clardy, Jackson Purchase Historical Society, Kentucky, racism,

Dr. Brian Clardy, MSU professor, awarded by Jackson Purchase Historical Society
Clardy receives regional history award

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"

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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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