A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky
Vol. 13 No. 6 June 2021 (c)
Gates to Share John Deere Stock in Settlement
John Deere tractor (Photo www.deere.com)
In a farming world, the name John Deere means life or death. With its product line of heavy and light equipment, farmers can plow, treat and harvest vast acreages with far fewer laborer...
After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda French Gates are ending their marriage. Reports of their dividing up assets revealed that John Deere stock is part of their portfolio.
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Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor Author to be in Clinton
Professor, historian and author Berry Craig
Historian Berry Craig will be at the Historical & Genealogical Society on S. Washington Street in Clinton at 10:00 a.m on June 12th to discuss his new book, Kentuckians and Pearl Harbor.
The event is free and open to the public. See the full story ...
When the strategies of A.T. Mahan collide with the future, war becomes obsolete (Book Review)
2034: A Novel of the Next World War
by Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman
Authors Ackerman and Stravridis, in their techno naval thriller, "2034: A Novel of the Next World War" manage to come full circle to Alfred Thayer Mahan's global perspective of using great power to confront great power. See the full story ...
|Sustainability: Thy Name is in the Death of a Water Pump|
On a recent morning, in the small town of Clinton, Ky. the sunshine was just breaking through the trees and leaves of a promising May morning. Having just enjoyed the thrill of my first cup of morning coffee upon the front porch, I took in the beauty unfolding before me.
At first, my mind did not register the fact that there was no water flowing. From the faucet, just a sound forming a cloud of nothingness. It took a whole 3 seconds for the enjoyment and good feeling from that first cup of coffee, to be blown away with the realization that there was no water. The well was not working.
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|After Resting, Rusting in the Plague Year, I'm Coming Back|
Apologies to those who read this site faithfully over twelve years we've been publishing only to wonder if we had located to another planet when year 13 rolled around...
...my heart wasn't in writing. What used to keep me in the office until the light faded outside and Ivan was calling to see if I had been mugged dissipated like a Kentucky April snowfall. There were few news reports I felt like adding one more word to write about.
The Year of the Plague made it worse. When we did go out, we went masked and fearful. Scrubbing our hands with sanitizer and avoiding human touch. Why in the hell would I want to write about that? See the full story ...
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