Posts Tagged ‘Federal Emergency Management Agency’
Warming of the Arctic Ocean could provide some benefits.
NPR reports that a waterway through the Arctic ice cap which is normally impassable may now open up and provide a trade route for northern nations.
Kentucky~ McCracken County might buy flooded houses. Expect delays on I-24 through McCracken this week. A Marshall County man wins a house. Former Gov’s son is killed in car wreck. The Murray Hospital will treat your mind problems too. New academic standards are on the horizon.
Illinois~ State officials ban military funeral protests.
Leaders in Washington have reached a deal they hope to pass today, but the political posturing is far from over.
NPR reports that while almost no one got exactly what they wanted, a likely deal is in the works, and everyone try and use it to their advantage.
Illinois~ Gov Quinn signed an act to give money for college to immigrants.
Authorities report at least 89 people have died in the southwest Missouri city of Joplin after a massive tornado blasted through with cataclysmic force.
NPR details the disaster.
KENTUCKY~ McCracken County officials will vote tonight to decide if proposed coal facilities on the Ohio River will become a reality. A high-speed chase through Marshall and McCracken ends in suicide. MSU ups its tuition rate$. The state gears up to redraw voting district lines. You can get your GED test for free (limited time offer). GOP candidate for governor David Williams holds a rally/attacks Gov Beshear. Cops’ campaign reminds drivers that seat belts save lives.
TENNESSEE~ FEMA assigns $5mil for disaster aid.
ILLINOIS~ The state Treasurer claims the state is facing financial apocalypse.
OVC BASEBALL~ MSU > TTU, APSU > UTM.
Hearing gossip about people can literally change the way you see them.
NPR reports a study finds negative gossip actually alters the way our visual system responds to a particular face.
KENTUCKY~ Consultants want to revamp Paducah from 2nd to 6th tying Downtown, Lower Town and the Riverfront all together. McCracken County Schools may drop +38 jobs. Another Fort Campbell hero dies abroad. Beshear appoints a task force to face off with flood-water borne skeeters. Court: it’s all or nothing for Cadiz alcohol sales. The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is rockin’ out again. Experts spar over whether Marathon Oil price gouged. Officials plan to talk about the Asian Carp invasion. The state is taking part in a National Level (disaster prep) Exercise. State Tourism officials sign off on incentivizing the Noah’s Ark theme park.
Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.
NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.
KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgates. More roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.
Employers added more than 200,000 jobs last month.
NPR reports it’s the biggest hiring spree in five years.
KENTUCKY~ Prez Obama will hit up Fort Campbell today. Gov Beshear adds Calloway, Christian and Trigg counties to his federal agriculture disaster aid request. FEMA flood damage assessments begin. Parts of LBL reopen. A Hoptown junkyard fire just wouldn’t give up. A Hazel antique mall owner’s lawsuit against the city may soon head to court. Oak Grove has a new Police Chief. OVC Softball: MSU = WKU.
TENNESSEE~ Clarksville will vote to ban ‘bath salts’ and other synthetic drugs Monday.
Rumor and fear are rife in Benghazi.
NPR reports Libyan rebels and citizens whisper of Gadhafi infiltrators: sabotaging, bombing and intent on spreading chaos.
KENTUCKY~ Most of us are living in a newly declared federal disaster area as river levels crest today. Ballard and Carlisle Counties report receding floodwaters. Commercial traffic along the Ohio River is at a standstill. There’s a roadblock set up on US-60 in Livingston County. About 100 McCracken County homes were evacuated yesterday as thousands remain displaced. 3 are dead after a horrific Hickman County wreck. Murray and Calloway County will start picking up your debris next week. GM drops $100mil into Bowling Green’s Corvette plant.
TENNESSEE~ Union City’s Goodyear plant is still closing at the end of the year and some employees are transferring to other states.
Expanding Operation Streamline in the Tucson Border Patrol Sector, where nearly half of all illegal immigrants crossing the border are caught, would require Arizona to have a federal criminal justice system twice the size of the rest of the country.
“Tens of thousands of Glenn Beck fans and Tea Party supporters are expected to descend on the National Mall in Washington DC, Saturday.”
~NPR hears the Fox News Channel host is stirring up the usual controversy.
KENTUCKY~ d A Paducah man makes a death threat to a judge and his family. A Muhlenberg inmate was found dead in his cell. FEMA updates Murray/Calloway County’s flood maps. Murray lands the ’11 & ’12 Kentucky Senior Games. An elderly woman (accidentally) rams her SUV through Hopkinsville’s Post Office. The Commonwealth is marking its coal mines, railroads and power plants down on an interactive map. Feds: here’s $1mil for recreational trails. Will Farmer go for Governor? He’ll tell us soon.
ILLINOIS~ Honeywell Corp and union reps have another discussion penned in October.