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Datebook: November 15 – America Recycles Day

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It’s Monday, November 15.

Murray State’s International Education Week begins today.  Each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. there’s a Ten Thousand Villages sale in the Curris Center’s Rocking Chair Lounge.  Tonight at 7 Crossing Borders screens in the Curris Center Theatre.  It’s a documentary about American and Moroccan students studying abroad.  There are scholarly presentations daily.  See murraystate.edu/iew for details.

Medicare Open Enrollment is today through December 31st.  The Purchase Area Development District can direct you to volunteers with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program.  Call toll free at 877-352-5183.  Also, see medicare.gov, or call 1-800-Medicare.  Review options with the prescription drug assistance program.

The Loman C. Trover Library Reading Series at Madisonville Community College features author Gary Walton tomorrow at 7 p.m.  The nationally published, Pushcart Prize nominee teaches at Northern Kentucky University.  Walton’s novel Prince of Sin City, is about Newport Kentucky in its heyday as a gambling Mecca.

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morning cram [yin’lin edition]

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One of America’s biggest beer makers is a lesser-known regional company: D.G. Yuengling and Son. Founded by a German immigrant in Pennsylvania 181 years ago, it’s the country’s oldest brewery.

~NPR reports Yuengling is still family-run and growing.

KENTUCKY~ An I-69 planning study will be publicly discussed in Mayfield tonight. State Police are investigating a string of break-ins along US-62 in Lyon County. McCracken County Schools could save +$4mil on loan interest payments, while county officials want to build a Korean War memorial. More state prisoners are beginning to spend the rest of their sentences in county jails. Several historic sites are going to be closed for 3 months.

TENNESSEE~ The Opryland Hotel reopens today.

SPORTS~ (Football) MSU > APSU, UTM > TSU. (Men’s Basketball) APSU > STL, UTM > MMC. (Women’s Basketball) MSU > St. Catherine, APSU < Purdue, ISU > UTM > SIU.