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Vol. 11  No. 7 July 2019 (c)

FrontPage News

When Public Figures of Trust and Leadership Lie to the People: Long Live King Coal | coal, Kentucky, Kentucky politics, jobs,
When Public Figures of Trust and Leadership Lie to the People: Long Live King Coal

Last week President Trump made a vow to the American people. As he signed into law by Presidential executive orders new EPA rules, he made this statement, "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal."

The war isn't going well as two more mining companies shut down.

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Ivan Potter

US Ag Secretary gets out of DC and into hemp in KY | agriculture, research, science, Sonny Perdue, Mitch McConnell, Ryan Quarles, rural

Secretary Perdue speaking and from left: Nancy Cox, dean of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment; Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles; and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)
US Ag Secretary gets out of DC and into hemp in KY

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured the UK hemp research facility this week. Perdue was accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of Agriculture Ryan Quarles...

Perdue most likely was glad to get out of the Capital City to the friendlier climes of Kentucky. The Secretary has been in the news in recent days for a controversial decision to move out of the DC area two research arms of his agency.

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Mary Potter

Community and Regional News

Purchase Poet, Dorothy Nell Harper, dies at 102 | Dorothy Nell Harper, poetry, art, Hickman County Arts Council, Hickman County Kentucky,

Dorothy Nell Harper, a self taught poet and musician, passed away Monday at 102.
Purchase Poet, Dorothy Nell Harper, dies at 102

Dorothy Nell Harper passed from this world to the next at her home on Harper Road yesterday. In her 102 years of life, she touched many of us with her wit, her charm and her kindness. She was a wife, a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and toward the end of her life, a great-great grandmother..

Of all those roles, for me, she was a poet. Her poetry was a simple and straightforward as the life she lived..

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Mary Potter

Courage calls to courage everywhere theme of Heritage Days
Courage calls to courage everywhere theme of Heritage Days

Hickman County will celebrate Heritage Days from Tuesday September 3 to Saturday September 7th. The county, state, nation and world of 1919 will be the focus this year. A loosely organized series of events will celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars, the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote among other events.

Artist Elizabeth Jewell created the collage poster "1919" currently on display in the lobby of the Clinton post office. The collage depicts the major events of the year: marching soldiers, WW I African American infantrymen and suffragettes in their white dresses and protest signs.

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Mary Potter

Editorials

modernize the H-2A program & bring regulatory relief to the Kentucky agricultural community | agriculture, Rand Paul, immigration, farming, Kentucky,
modernize the H-2A program & bring regulatory relief to the Kentucky agricultural community

...Farms and related industries rely on seasonal, temporary labor, which they obtain through the H-2A and H-2B temporary worker visa programs. The problem is, these programs are antiquated and in desperate need of modernization. They are rife with unnecessary red tape and bureaucratic obstacles that prevent the Kentucky agriculture community from hiring and retaining the workers they need...

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Senator Rand Paul

Education

Murray State biology professor discovers new insect species with help from her five-year-old | Murray State University, science, insects,

Sylvie\'s bug - a new insect species now named Hebetica sylvia
Murray State biology professor discovers new insect species with help from her five-year-old

MURRAY, Ky. -- A Murray State biology professor has named a new insect species after her daughter, who helped make the discovery while planting flowers in western Kentucky.

Dr. Laura Sullivan-Beckers teaches zoology, ornithology and human anatomy classes to undergraduate students at Murray State. She's also mom to 5-year-old Sylvie. During the summer of 2016, when Sylvie was two years old, the toddler uncovered a brand new insect species...

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MSU Press Release

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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