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Datebook – August 30, 2010

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It’s Monday, August 30.

Madisonville’s Downtown Turnaround Partnership seeks community votes to win a $25,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Go to and follow the link to vote. The grant supports volunteer beautification and restoration efforts and more.

The Humane Society of Marshall County starts accepting donated items for their October benefit yard sale this Thursday. Bring items during normal business hours Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Do not bring TVs, computers or other electronic equipment. The facility is at 6301 US Highway 68 east of Benton.

There’s a Gourdmobile workshop at the Murray Art Guild Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A $15 fee includes gourds, wheels, and axles. The gourdmobiles will compete at a derby September 18 during Mayfield’s Gourd Patch Festival. Murray Art Guild is at 500 North 4th Street. Call 270-753-4059.

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morning cram [suicide edition]

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“It’s a perfect storm. You subject people to terrible trauma, and then you take away all their mental health resources. What do you expect?”

~NPR speaks to New Orleans EMS workers about post-Katrina suicide rates (which doubled following the hurricane and still remain high).

KENTUCKY~ A Benton man drowns in Kentucky Lake. A report finds the Shawnee Fossil Plant’s coal ash pond has been leaking into the Ohio River since the ’80s. An MSU staffer will participate in a roundtable discussion celebrating the 50th birthday of the  Commonwealth’s Human Rights Commission. Instant Racing hits the courts this week and a ruling on the state furlough lawsuit is expected soon. Jack and Rand make another BBQ date at a planned McCracken County picnic.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville pedestrian was killed on Fort Campbell Blvd. Wednesday is the deadline to file for flood-related tax relief and if you’re confused, call this hotline. The former Montgomery County EMS Director claims the County Mayor bullied him into retirement. Police in Weakley County warn someone’s posing as an officer and pulling people over.

NCAA WOMEN’S SOCCER~ MSU loses to South Florida (4-2); wins against Alabama A&M (1-0). APSU beats Western Illinois (1-0) and Chattanooga (2-0). UTM beats Lipscomb (1-0); loses to Missouri State (2-0).