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morning cram [</3’r lebron edition]

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“In the end, it took all of 11 seconds, but the fallout in two American cities may last for years.”

~NPR has more on heartbroken Ohio.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County rescue workers search for missing man and the County Clerk there has changed some (questionable) policies but retains his department’s financial independence. Western Kentucky has plenty of (electric) power. Trigg County bans smoking on school grounds. The Todd County Funeral Home burned down. Jack & Rand squared off in Louisville yesterday and US Senator McConnell defends his filibuster blocking an extension on jobless benefits.

TENNESSEE~ The 101st Airborne’s Major General John Campbell assures Fort Campbell families from Afghanistan. Police nab a Fort Campbell soldier after (alleged) hit-and-run. Blue dogs back Herron for US Rep.

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morning cram (denial edition)

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nah...

KY~ MSU’s Billy Kennedy is expected to sign a contract extension today. Paducah officials deny being confused. Fort Campbell will tighten its (financial) belt while soldiers are away. A US-62 bridge near Lake City is down to one lane till noon. Murray’s Chamber of Commerce will release how its members feel about a payroll tax later this week. Two bills now sit on Beshear’s desk: one forces 2 organizations out into the public eye and another wants to reduce teen suicide. Most lawmakers get a day off as budget talks resume. No ‘Race to the Top’ $$$. More universities may establish nursing doctoral degree programs.

TN~ The state expects a $75m revenue shortfall. The Senate has passed a constitutional ban on an income tax.

morning cram (weekend lovin’ edition)

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Sweet.

KY~ Paducah Police want to know who robbed the Waffle Hut. Paducah’s Waterway Innovations gets $150k to develop barge monitoring technology. A survey gauging opinions on a Murray payroll tax is circulating through the business community. That lady who (allegedly) shot at her husband in a Mayfield Lowe’s now has a jury of her peers. The general manager of WKDZ-FM (Cadiz) is one of the Commonwealth’s leading ladies. Unemployment rises (10.9%). The House puts off an official discussion on a Capitol gun ban. One Senate committee adds an eminent domain clause to the stalled nuclear bill and another is confused about instant racing.

morning cram (strolls edition)

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Do you ever feel like this? Oh! You’re so popular! Too bad this blog isn’t.

KY~ Paducah school officials show off the Middle School’s ill-repair. A public hearing in Oak Grove will explore a betting outfit in their planned mall. Them kids is reading more good. Beshear wants to help/meddle with budget negotiations. Rep. Henley hopes some Calloway County projects will be spared. The House may ban guns (in the House) and will vote on a meth bill. A Senate committee could stiffen the proposed punishment for sexting today.

TN~ Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave closes after a bat comes down with the white nose.

IL~ State cops get the boot.

morning cram (socially acceptable edition)

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KY~ Methlabs on the rise (up 60% over 2008). Officials say it’s too soon to know how healthcare reform will affect Commonwealthers. The budget passes the Senate (finally); but with mixed reactions and many differences. A bill that would end a ban nuclear reactors sees a meltdown in the House.

TN~ The state’s Supreme Court rules when facing a police interrogation, you must explicitly request a lawyer. Legislators consider options to defy federal healthcare reform.

IL~ Metropolis’ garbage contract renewal brings rate hikes. SIU proposes a freeze on tuition.