Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Gross’
Just in case you hadn’t heard, Kim Jong Il is dead.
NPR reports North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is dead at 69 from an apparent heart attack. Now, the reigns of leadership may be passed on to his son Kim Jong Un.
Kentucky~ A Calloway County pastor charged with sex abuses says he needs help. Gas prices are higher than ever for this time of year, Merry Christmas. We’ve lost the race to the top. Our juvey justice system makes more criminals apparently, oops.
Dirk Nowitzki cements his place in history as one of the all-time greats.
NPR reports the Dallas Mavericks have won the NBA championship taking the resumes of greats like Nowitzki and Kidd to the next level.
Kentucky~ Murray High School students might have to take more tests next year. A fire destroyed three businesses in Hopkinsville. Volunteers are needed for the annual Ohio River Sweep. A committee is trying to make Kentuckians smarter. The Commonwealth Diploma program is coming to an end.
The 90-year-old justice retired this summer. During a lengthy and wide-ranging interview, John Paul Stevens says he regrets one vote: his 1976 vote to uphold the death penalty.
~NPR has more.
KENTUCKY~ Demolition work begins @ Paducah’s Big E. The city of Oak Grove sues Christian County‘s Board of Education. An MSU student dies in a fatal weekend car wreck. A local union and the environmental cleanup company ink a 4-year Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant contract. Another Fort Campbell hero dies in an IED attack. State education officials meet this week to figure out how to change the state’s assessment system. Jack and Rand star in a nationally televised Fox News debate.
TENNESSEE~ A sleeping teen driver hits/kills Clarksville man. The Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation throws over a quarter-million dollars to the state’s Chamber of Commerce to increase college completion rates. Democratic candidate for governor McWherter says (if necessary) he would change up how much the state’s lottery goes to scholarships.
OVC SPORTS~ (Football) MSU < JSU, UTM > TTU. (Soccer) MSU = APSU, UTM > JSU.
“It took millions of years for our hands to go from grasping tree limbs to writing poetry. And scientists believe that making stone tools helped propel that evolution.”
~NPR hears how our thumbs came to oppose.
KENTUCKY~ Expect delays on US-68/KY-80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge and the US-60 Tennessee River Bridge @ Ledbetter. Heath High shooter Michael Carneal will have a hearing to see if he can appeal. A Fort Campbell soldier dies abroad in a non-combat incident. Military officials ID the remains of Fort Campbell helicopter pilot nearly 4 decades later. $omebody <3’s WKU… The school busted its record for cash donations. State Board of Education members get oriented today. Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino’s (alleged) extorter is on trial today. The American Lung Association lobbies the National Conference of State Legislatures in Louisville for changes to Medicaid.
“The question isn’t why did the caterpillar cross the road but how? Researchers have discovered that at least one species of caterpillar precedes each step with a thrust of its gut.”
~NPR gets out the microscope.
KENTUCKY~ A real-life MySpace date in Draffenville (with an underage girl) lands a Louisiana man on rape charges. Madisonville Police quickly diffuse a hostage situation. Murray-Calloway’s Chamber of Commerce hands out some awards. State Budget Director is ‘cautiously optimistic‘ about the Commonwealth’s fiscal future and the Education Commissioner wants to reorganize his department. Jack and Rand stab each other (with words).
TENNESSEE~ A jury finds a Clarksville mom guilty of killing her baby. Army Corps of Engineers: Please, public, comment on our critical report. APSU joins Hopkinsville Community College to offer a green occupation degree. Early voters are coming out in droves.
“Modern day sperm whales have tiny teeth and eat squid. But this ancient sea monster devoured other whales.”
~NPR explores the depths.
KENTUCKY~ Paducah Police charge 9 men with sex crimes in an internet chat room sting. A hotly contested debate over windows at Paducah Tilghman High ends. McCracken makes building subdivisions there potentially more profitable. KSP searches for 2 Marion escapees on the lam in a silver pickup. Hopkinsville sees a murder mistrial. 3 more Fort Campbell casualties happened in Afghanistan. A road worker was hit in Caldwell County. Several new laws (driveby texting/domestic tracking) take effect this month. Rand Paul may alienate farmers by opposing subsidies. Education officials will evaluate Dawson Springs Schools (among 20 others).
TENNESSEE~ New armed robbers will spend more time in jail starting today.
“A bizarre story that involves a dead genius, a stolen brain, a rogue scientist and a crazy idea that turned out not to be so crazy…” only on NPR.
KENTUCKY~ In Paducah, education officials are psyched about building a new middle school and an ex-ambulance worker gets probation (for helping steal drugs). 3 slots are up for grabs on MSU’s Board of Regents. A mining union says non-union Dotiki workers want regulators to take a closer look. Lawmakers pay for more LBL road & bridge work. Statewide graduation rates slip; dropouts improve, but are (uh oh) racially disproportionate.
ILLINOIS~ Street lights in Metropolis could one day be green (or at least less yellow.)