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A NewsJournal for 21st Century West Kentucky

Vol. 14  No. 8 August 2022 (c)

 



FrontPage News

KDP Chair Colmon Eldridge - Dems need to fight back | Democratic Party, Western Kentucky, politics, Colmon Eldridge, Fancy Farm 2022, Kentucky politics, Republican Party, Charles Booker, Andy Beshear,

Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Colmon Eldridge
KDP Chair Colmon Eldridge - Dems need to fight back

The first question I posed to Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Colman Eldridge was one shared by many frustrated Democrats in Western Kentucky.

"How does the Democratic Party plan to turn Western Kentucky from red to at least purple?" The first African American Chairman of any political party in Kentucky has obviously been thinking about the subject...

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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

Indenture-The Reconstruction Era in Hickman County  | Kentucky, Kentucky history, indenture, Hickman County Kentucky, slavery, Reconstruction, Black history, American history,

Records stored in the Hickman County Courthouse tell story of indentured children
Indenture-The Reconstruction Era in Hickman County

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."

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Kit-Bacon Gressitt, research, Mary 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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