jackson purchase http://wkms.org en Futurist Ivan Potter on Purchase's Frontier Future http://wkms.org/post/futurist-ivan-potter-purchases-frontier-future <p>You could say that the Jackson Purchase hasn’t been frontier territory since, well, since Andrew Jackson was President.&nbsp; But now, in the 21<sup>st</sup> century, the federal government is proposing a new system that would classify the Purchase as Frontier and Remote, or FAR.&nbsp; Researchers and policymakers with the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services say the new FAR area codes will help such regions improve access to public services as well as food and household goods. Futurist Ivan Potter is also the publisher of West Kentucky Journal, an online publication, and in a <a href="http://www.westkyjournal.com/news.php?viewStory=4748">recent article</a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he writes that even though this possible reclassification has slipped under most people’s radar, it could have far-ranging effects. Todd Hatton speaks with Potter to get a sense of what the pros and cons of living on the frontier.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:07:09 +0000 Todd Hatton 27057 at http://wkms.org Futurist Ivan Potter on Purchase's Frontier Future Additional Purchase Counties Named Exceptional Drought Areas http://wkms.org/post/additional-purchase-counties-named-exceptional-drought-areas <p></p><p>Four more counties in the Jackson Purchase have been given the &lsquo;exceptional drought&rsquo; status by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:56:03 +0000 Drew Adams 19497 at http://wkms.org Additional Purchase Counties Named Exceptional Drought Areas Calloway Countian Preserves 1812 Veterans' Graves http://wkms.org/post/calloway-countian-preserves-1812-veterans-graves <p>The War of 1812 is sometimes called the second war for independence. It&rsquo;s also called the forgotten war, as it was overshadowed fifty years later by a much bloodier war. Kentuckians were an important part of the 1812 war effort. The Commonwealth contributed more to the casualty list than any other state. Soldiers buried in western Kentucky fought in campaigns from Canada to New Orleans, with a few under the command of then-General and future president Andrew Jackson. Angela Hatton went searching for their graves. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Angela Hatton 18871 at http://wkms.org Calloway Countian Preserves 1812 Veterans' Graves Weather Advisory Extended http://wkms.org/post/weather-advisory-extended <p>An excessive heat warning for the region has been extended yet again, and is now in effect until 7&nbsp;pm Saturday.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:50:24 +0000 Drew Adams 18852 at http://wkms.org Weather Advisory Extended The Civil War in the Western Rivers Part 1 http://wkms.org/post/civil-war-western-rivers-part-1 <p>In this special WKMS&nbsp; News presentation that originally aired on July 21, 2011, Producer Todd Hatton takes us back in time to the eve of war in the Jackson Purchase of 1861.&nbsp; In this first segment, we find out what kind of place western Kentucky was 150 years ago, and look at the people and issues that brought the Commonwealth into the conflict.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:33:01 +0000 Todd Hatton 17238 at http://wkms.org