A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 12 No. 2 February 2020 (c)
Professor Clardy to present program on Black History Month
Dr. Brian Clardy will be in Clinton discussing Black History Month on February 20th.
Green Valley Missionary Baptist Church will host author, professor and distinguished scholar Dr. Brian Clardy on Thursday February 20th at 6:00 pm at the church. The event, cosponsored by the Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society, is free and open to the public. See the full story ...
UK and Lexington Fail in Making the Case for Their Leadership in Defining a 21st Century Kentucky
(Clinton, Hickman County KY) Like super spoiled teenagers who always want more allowance money, the Mayor of Lexington and the President of UK, have defined how they want to control of Kentucky's future.
Mayor Linda Gorton, City of Lexington and UK President Eli Capilouto, made the case in an editorial in the Lexington Herald Leader on February 6, 2020 that more state money and federal money will make their city and their university a high tech center.. See the full story ...
Ivan C. Potter, Publisher West Kentucky Journal
The Generals Speak
General and first President George Washington
...Presidents' Day became the commonly accepted name, partly due to retailers' use of President's Day sales and the proximity to Lincoln's birthday. Thus, on the third Monday of February, we celebrate.
George Washington was highlighted in a recent column "The Man who would NOT be King". "To George Washington the key ingredient [for exercising power] was moral character which gave to his decision-making a quality of careful, good judgement and to his authority a generosity of spirit."
Our current occupant of the White House has neither moral character, good judgement nor generosity of spirit...
Editor's Note: In his column for the Murray Ledger republished here with his permission, Marshall Ward recounts what generals have said about the current commander in chief.. See the full story ...
Tilghman's Samuel Lambert Named GE - Reagan Scholarship Semifinalist
PTHS student Samuel Lambert - semifinalist in scholarship program
Paducah Tilghman senior Samuel Lambert has been named a semifinalist in the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. He is among 120 semifinalists nationwide in the scholarship program based on the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship demonstrated at school, at the workplace, and within the community. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is funded by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, with up to 20 finalists receiving a total award of $40,000 on the basis of continued enrollment at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.
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Wayne Walden, Paducah Tilghman
Publisher and editor of West Kentucky Journal bring decades of experience to writing
Ivan and Mary Potter shopping in Hazel KY
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. See the full story ...
Mary Potter & Ivan Potter, West Kentucky Journal