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morning cram [no love from pakistan edition]

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“The U.S. needs Pakistan to help in the fight against Islamist militants and to serve as a supply transit route for military operations in Afghanistan. Pakistan needs the U.S. for financial aid, and access to international lenders and the global economy. But neither side much likes nor trusts the other.”

NPR reports on the now toxic relationship.

KENTUCKY ~ Coal-to-liquid fuel plant developers consider another location in McCracken County. Paducah compost facility closed.  More vaccinations ordered for Kentucky kids. Got a power outage? There’s an app for that. Tri-state area chosen for federal meal program for schools. Replica of the Vietnam Memorial is in Murray.

TENNESSEE ~ New red-light cameras may be needed in Clarksville. Follow activity on TVA-owned lakes with your iPhone.

ILLINOIS ~ Governor Quinn sets Friday deadline to smooth out state construction budget.

You’re a Democrat? There’s an App for That.

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The Kentucky Democratic Party announced today they’ll start offering a free interactive App for the iPhone.  According to party officials, the following are a few of the features that the new application will offer:

  • Receive the latest news from the Kentucky Democratic Party and local county parties.
  • View information on upcoming Democratic events across Kentucky and add the information directly to an iPhone calendar or get directions to the event sent automatically to an iPhone.
  • Use the iPhone GPS to determine a user’s Senate or House district and Senator or Representative and add their information to an iPhone’s contacts.
  • Enter an address to determine its Senate or House district and elected officials.
  • Locate all county party information including leadership, meeting dates and contact information.
  • View photos from KDP and county party events.

The application will be available beginning tomorrow morning from the Apple App Store but you can preview it at app.kydemocrat.com.

Matt Erwin, State Party Communications Director,  said anyone can download the App, even if that person is not a Democrat from Kentucky. “There’s no sensitive information on it,” he said.

 Erwin said Kentucky is the second state political party organization to develop and release an App. The first was the Illinois Republican Party, which released iGOP this past June. 

The Republican Party of Kentucky doesn’t offer an App for the iPhone . . . yet. Party officials did not immediately say whether they are developing such a program, though members have been active in other social media.

Written by Angela Hatton

January 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm