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morning cram [surreal edition]

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Foreign journalists in Libya are facing increased government pressure.

NPR hears how the media’s situation in Tripoli has become ever more sinister and weird.

KENTUCKY~ Earlington voters end prohibition. A 5-car wreck this morning shut down KY-58. McCracken County authorities search for a knife-wielding robber. MSU’s Curris Center will be back open today after things got a little steamy. The Madisonville-North Hopkins County High School band is invited to play @ New York’s Carnegie Hall. Oak Grove’s longtime police chief gets fired. The (acclaimed) editor of the Madisonville Messenger is retiring. Lower temps may stave off some tree pollen-caused allergies. The state will pick up your tab if you take the GED.

TENNESSEE~ A Houston County fire station burns to the ground (irony!?). One proposed bill wants to add an extra tax to soft drink sales, and another wants to protect teachers (who allow students to decry theories of evolution).

BASEBALL~ MSU > SIU; UTM < Vandy.

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morning cram [deadbeat edition]

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So-called deadbeat parents, usually dads, have long been a conundrum for the law.

NPR reports now they are the US Supreme Court’s legal problem.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah police union signs deal for another three years, increased wages.  Outside firm to study environmental impact of Paducah riverfront development.  Senate A&R Committee takes up Medicaid compromise. Three more arrested in connection to December Evrard kidnapping.

TENNESSEE~ TVA invites people to come tour a nuclear plant. Bill to restrict collective bargaining for teachers passes one House committee, goes to another.

SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < Mid-Continent, Austin Peay < West Kentucky, (Softball) MSU Women’s  < > SIU Edwardsville, Austin Peay < > UT-Martin.

morning cram (AOL edition)

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Over the hill and still truckin’!

KY~ A shooting in Hopkinsville over the weekend claims 1 woman; injures 2. Calloway County swipes Livingston Schools’ superintendent; so they plan to shop for a new one. McCracken County’s proposed budget includes employee raises. Livingston County’s $4mil super public office building breaks ground. Republicans UNITE! The ($64k-a-day) special session begins.

TN~ Lawmakers hope to scrape a budget together this week.

OVC BASEBALL~ MSU < TTU, APSU > UTM.

morning cram (solicit justice edition)

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Supreme (pizza) Court

Obama nominates one of his top lawyers… and it’s another lady!

KY~ Paducah’s dreamy (thunder)dome needs permanent toilets and officials there want to trade in the old Lone Oak City Hall for a road project. Boaters be warned: high water and debris! Baseball and Senate superstar Jim Bunning will miss his Republican cohorts.

TN~ 350 Clarksville businesses damaged; Riverside Drive and area schools re-opened. FEMA has already approved over $4mil in flood victim assistance claims. It smells of Arizona: the legislature votes tonight to crackdown on proofing voters’ citizenship.

IL~ Brookport sandbags; saves homes.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) MSU > EKU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < TTU; (softball) MSU > EIU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < EKU.

morning cram (elephonkey edition)

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Let the wild rumpus (debate) start!

KY~ GPEDC hires a 28-year-old for $160k. Trigg County’s alcohol sales top $73k in March. Oak Grove’s mayor is denied a pay raise. West Kentucky is under the economic development microscope. Trey & Jack will both oversee the Commonwealth’s fraud-ridden elections. Beshear warns of impending financial doom (if no budget passes).

TN~ The Tea Party will interrogate 8th District candidates tonight. 2 bills stall in the House: super-speeder / traffic camera. Republicans spare pre-kindergarten programs from the potential cutting block.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) APSU < Belmont.

morning cram (burn the ocean edition)

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from tajvaccarella.com

They’re s’posed to strike a match around noonish.

KY~ Paducah’s cool with Sunday alcohol sales at temporary events and may spend $1m on new vehicles. Police bust the (alleged) culprits who burgled Heath High and Middle Schools. MSU procrastinates on the domestic partner debate. Expect delays on I-24 near Paducah today. Christian County’s Emergency Manager is retiring and their health department hopes to construct a $2.5m annex. We’ll find out today who will oversee elections since Sec ‘o State Trey is in the running. Beshear will call the General Assembly back when he darn well feels like it.

TN~ Montgomery County Schools will request a property tax hike. Henry County nabs over $1m in Race to the Top funds. A proposed law that would close access to a list of who can carry loaded handguns has (probably) failed. The Senate is about to vote on a bill that admittedly does nothing>25 MPH speeders could face $500 tickets.

IL~ African-American students may be more likely to be suspended/expelled than whites.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < OleMiss, APSU > Vandy; (Softball) UTM > EU.

morning cram (in gov we distrust edition)

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govment luvin

Who do you trust in?

KY~ The weekend storm downed some area trees and flooded several Hopkinsville streets. Paducah’s Quilt Show is deemed a success. The Reidland-Farley Fire board is patient. There will be some traffic congestion in Lone Oak over the next few days. MSU cops plan roadblocks over the next 10 days. Hopkins County Schools axes 23 jobs. The state begins to canvas the Commonwealth’s internet connections.

TN~ An (alleged) hammer-wielding Clarksville murderer is captured in a barn.

IL~ Metropolis votes tonight on helping fund upcoming Harrah’s concerts.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < EIU, UTM < EKU, APSU > SIUe; (Softball) MSU > EKU, UTM > TSU, APSU = EIU; (Golf) MSU Women’s team wins its 8th Championship.

morning cram (earth day edition)

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mother (earth) lover.

If you pollute, Captain Planet will find you.

KY~ We reached our public radio fundraising goal this morning. Storm’s a comin’ (this weekend). Paducah halfway house escapees: 3 down, 1 to go. Tragic teen’s mushroom friend  is out of jail.  Calloway County has 4 superintendent finalists and its former Sheriff’s building sells for $71k. A Fort Campbell soldier is awarded the Silver Star. An antivirus glitch screws up school computers across the state.

TN~ A bill that could let the Governor circumvent the Attorney General’s office is making progress. Republicans (obviously) oppose removing tax cap.

IL~ 15k strong march FOR state income tax.

SPORTS~ (OVC baseball) MSU < SIU, UTM < LU; (OVC softball) APSU < UK.

morning cram (kick ash edition)

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SILLY VOLCANO

Silly volcano.

KY~ An Eddyville man has big dreams for Paducah’s riverfront. An unbeaten man is found dead at a McCracken County fight. Police search for halfway house escapees in Paducah. Raffaele Ponti will soon wave his baton around. A drunk driver is charged with murder in Carlisle County. Another Fort Campbell unit heads out to Afghanistan. LBL plans to burn another 10k acres this/next year. Beshear is still fuming about overly-large legislative egos. Electricity rate hike gripe sessions are scheduled across the Commonwealth.

SPORTS~ (OVC Baseball) MSU < SIU, UTM > SEMO, APSU < JSU; (OVC Softball) MSU > SEMO, UTM > EIU, APSU < MhSU.

morning cram (tea party edition)

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Party on!

10% of Americans party, but almost half the country doesn’t know what it is.

KY~ Car vs pedestrian on US-60… McCracken Schools announces two more superintendent finalists and Trigg County picks theirs. An IED killed a Fort Campbell medic in Afghanistan. The Attorney General targets the League of Cities. Retiring Senator Bunning blesses the Rand Paul campaign. The budget is down to the wire, and (surprise!) the GPS tracking bill passes. Just put those school repairs on the ole tab. Don’t forget to pay your taxes.

SPORTS~ (OVC Baseball) MSU < UE; (OVC Softball) MSU < UTM, APSU > TSU.