A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 14 No. 12 December 2022 (c)
Charles Booker shows up same day as Rand Paul mailer
Paul campaign - Booker as a socialist hanging out with AOC and Bernie
Democratic candidate for Senate Charles Booker arrived in Paducah on the same day our mailbox belched out an oversized postcard from his opponent's campaign.
"If people say that being out of touch and being a socialist means loving the people of Kentucky, wanting everyone to be healthy, you're tired of political games, you want to do the work of ending poverty, you can call me what you want. But in a few weeks they will call me a US senator and Kentucky will get the change it deserves." Charles Booker in Paducah
In simplest terms, the mailer is sadly too small to be a cat box liner See the full story ...
|What Happens if Trump Wins Re-election in 2024 |
Based upon the last 3 years of the Trump Presidency, White House actions disregard for constitutional law, and local political divisions, the following science fiction scenarios are offered as to the how a Fortress America could take shape and what it would look like. See the full story ...
2050 Population Projections For Western Kentucky Challenge the Region to Unite
The First Congressional District - from Fulton to Frankfort. (Map credit - Google)
A new report from the Kentucky State Data Center at the University of Louisville forecasts significant lags in western Kentucky county populations through 2050. This is notably true in the Jackson Purchase where only McCracken County is projected to grow significantly Counties, especially Hickman County which may lose more than one-quarter of its current population, will experience significant population decreases. Graves, Calloway, and Marshall Counties will, according to the report, will do well to hold their present populations. See the full story ...
Booker - don't count me out
Charles Booker - optimism in closing days of campaign
...In response to a mailer accusing him of being an "out of touch socialist", Booker said:
"If people say that being out of touch and being a socialist means loving the people of Kentucky, wanting everyone to be healthy, you're tired of political games, you want to do the work of ending poverty, you can call me what you want. But in a few weeks they will call me a US senator and Kentucky will get the change it deserves." See the full story ...
Indenture-The Reconstruction Era in Hickman County
Records stored in the Hickman County Courthouse tell story of indentured children
With post Civil War Reconstruction unpopular in the South, including the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Legislature came up with a clever idea to answer a labor shortage caused by losing 20% of its unpaid labor force. The answer was reviving and expanding the system of indentured servitude to orphans and poor children. State law created a system (complete with fill-in-the-blank forms) that empowered the County Judge to "bind out orphans, and children whose parents are incapable of bringing them up in moral courses." See the full story ...
Kit-Bacon Gressitt, research, Mary Potter
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