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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 11  No. 11 November 2019 (c)  

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NAACP to host showing of "Harriet" in Mayfield | Kentucky, history, slavery, Harriet Tubman, Mayfield, Graves County Kentucky,
NAACP to host showing of "Harriet" in Mayfield

The Mayfield-Graves County NAACP branch will host a special viewing of the critically-acclaimed movie Harriet at 7 p.m. Monday November 18th, in the Princess Theater, 1102 Paris Road in Mayfield.

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Berry Craig

Unbowed Bevin loses to Beshear | Matt Bevin, Andy Beshear, election 2019, governor's race 2019, Kentucky election 2019,
Unbowed Bevin loses to Beshear

Everyone in America now knows that Trump groupie Governor Matt Bevin lost Tuesday's election to former governor's son and now Governor-Elect Andy Beshear. Everyone, that is, except Governor Matt Bevin.

Despite being the least popular governor in America, Bevin came within 5000 + votes of keeping his seat. Rural areas in the eastern and western ends of the state voted strongly for the incumbent.

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Mary Potter

West Kentucky Political Parties Emerge for 2019 Statewide Elections | Kentucky election 2019, Democratic Party, Republican Party, Indivisible,

There's more going on this election season than donkey vs elephant.
West Kentucky Political Parties Emerge for 2019 Statewide Elections

There are three political issue driven parties in West Kentucky. One is the Democratic Party, mirrored by the Republican Party. Both of these institutions have been in play for about 50 years of tradition and issues. Each has established core beliefs on selected issues comfortable to a "white male voter" power base. A third group is just now taking shape. They are the independent/climate change/Trump resistance folks who are merging into a strong base outside the more traditional Kentucky political parties...

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Ivan Potter

Rep. Comer Caught Between Rock and Hard Place in Trump Trade Wars | Republican Party, James Comer, Kentucky polit
Rep. Comer Caught Between Rock and Hard Place in Trump Trade Wars

The media and legal storms stirring around President Trump are impacting the economic future of West Kentucky.

Recently Rep. James Comer, KY R-Tompkinsville 1st Congressional District spoke to various Rotary and civic clubs in the Jackson Purchase Counties of far Western Kentucky. His main topic for these gatherings was about the current trade war with China. He descried it as "a battle that America must participate in."

"I don't like participating in it," he said. "If you ask me, if I support or oppose these tariffs, my answer is that I oppose them."...

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Ivan 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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