Posts Tagged ‘Mary Lassiter’
Good News. If you’re ever captured by Somali Pirates, Obama’s got your back, even if you’re Danish!
NPR reports Obama sent in his A-squad to deal with a hostage situation. With their success rate, I think Obama should start using the special forces to deal with all of his problems. Let’s start with a raid on the investment banks.
Kentucky~ The PRA is now a city agency. Here’s to hoping shiny tape will save our Amish from jail. Cadiz seeks to ban synthetic marijuana. Looks like Kentucky teachers may have to be held back. The Commonwealth considers a tax amnesty plan.
Tennessee~ Titan tire hopes to hire 300 people by the year’s end.
Good news. Romney pays less in taxes than I do, and likely you as well. I’m not sure why that’s good news, but I’m an optimist.
NPR reports Mitt Romney’s 2010 tax return shows he made $21.7 million dollars, and paid 13.9 percent in taxes. He’s rollin in it.
Kentucky~ Canaan gets OVC honors for a fourth time…he’s a bad man. A twister touched down in Hazel on Sunday. Former McCracken Judge-Executive gets that money. Madisonville Police ID remains. School bus ads die easy (sorry Bruce Willis). Lawmakers say the budget is tough, wow. Pharmacists say providers are screwing them.
Tennessee~ Beavers backpedals on bill.
The trial of the ‘underwear bomber’ begins amidst questions of the defendant’s ties to other terrorists.
NPR reports Anwar al-Awlaki, the recently killed American-born terrorist may have had a hand in the Christmas day bombing attempt.
Ever since Rahm Emanuel won the legal right to be on the Chicago mayoral ballot, it was pretty much a given that he would win the plurality of votes when Election Day rolled around.
NPR reports Emanuel’s 55% share in yesterday’s vote means there will be no runoff election.
KENTUCKY~ A burning propane truck caused delays yesterday on McCracken County’s Cairo Road. Paducah aims for another land grab (in Lone Oak this time) and signs a new contract with their local firefighters union. A Murray murder trial gets postponed (again) and there’s a new Parks Director in town. UK’s presidential search is underway and who the candidates are will be kept a secret. The state gets its hands on lethal injection drugs. House members will soon vote on anti-bullying legislation and the Senate Budget Committee is looking at what to do about Medicaid. Gubernatorial hopeful Bobbie Holsclaw asks why the optometrist bill is clearing the legislature at such a rapid pace. Democrats intend to pay for a painting of Governor Beshear.
TENNESSEE~ Searchers pull the body of a missing Paris man from Kentucky Lake.
If you aren’t familiar with Steampunk, it’s a romanticized version of the Victorian era, where things are just cooler. It’s “Adventure, Romance, & Mad Science!”
~NPR‘s blog The Two Way asks: Has the genre forgotten the meaning of the word Dickensian?
KENTUCKY~ Take your young’n trick or treatin’. An apartment complex fire in Paducah displaces several families. KLC & KAoC leaders say, “Hey! We’re much more open now.” One Hopkinsville Police officer resigns and another suspended after taking a drunken joyride with a handcuffed female companion. State tax collections are looking better. Jack keeps assailing Rand over the ‘scuffle video’.
ILLINOIS~ Massac County’s jobless rates are lower, but so is its workforce.
Al-Qaida’s English-language online magazine Inspire has sparked a frenzy of activity in the counterterrorism community, reacting to its savvy western-editorial style.
~NPR reads one of the magazine’s headlines: “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom.”
KENTUCKY~ McCracken County Schools face sticker shock from higher than expected construction bids and nearby Contest Road is closed today. Mayfield’s Zoning Board will again review the city’s permit denial for a mosque there. Murray’s Chamber of Commerce plans to survey its members on what they think of city services. State tax collections are up!
TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s mayoral candidates differ on industrial recruiting.
ILLINOIS~ Metropolis’ United Steel Workers and Honeywell Corp head to the negotiation table (again) today.
“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.
U.S. Supreme Court justices have left “literally hundreds of pages of new law issued in the last week of the term alone.”
~ NPR showcases the latest struggles between the executive and judicial branches.
KENTUCKY~ Police shut down the East I-24 Ohio River Bridge to reconstruct a fatal accident. A man pleads (almost guilty) to dog fighting charges. The US 68/80 path through LBL shifts to newly constructed lanes. Study: the Ohio River is filled with trace amounts of cocaine and antidepressants. Another Fort Campbell hero killed. Edu guru Terry Holliday wants to avoid disaster days using the interweb. Chamber of Commerce: strategy working! Tax collection is down (two years in a row). Senate Prez David Williams (could be) mulling a run for governor. Rand’s recent comments anger some poor areas of the Commonwealth.