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the morning cram [Hey bud, let’s party edition]

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If a candidate bows out in a presidential race and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

NPR reports the Huntsman campaign is getting ready to announce the end and throw a little love Romney’s way. Mitt should get ready for the Huntsman bump.

Kentucky~ Murray State keeps the winning streak alive. There are many  MLK day events across the purchase. Local Amish men are taking their hatred of that evil orange triangle to the State Supreme Court. The University of Pikeville debate gets rough amidst the redistricting fight.  A child welfare summit has some suggestions for the Commonwealth.Two Kentuckians were aboard the ill-fated Italian cruise ship. The Agricultural Department is in hot water over bad hiring decisions.

 

the morning cram [You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity edition]

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On the first day of Christmas, congress gave to me…nothing.

NPR reports as the holidays are on their way, our lawmakers want to go home feeling as if they’ve done something. Cue the theatrics

Kentucky~ Conway offers state officials DUI classes. Elaine Walker finishes cancer treatment.

Illinois~ Metropolis is changing its health insurance carrier. Here’s a shocker: youth prison programs don’t work.

the morning cram [Is it safe edition]

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College Bands are the last place you’d expect to find brutality, but there it is…

NPR reports on the growing  concern of hazing within historically black universities’ marching bands.

Kentucky~ Paducah’s prospective homeless shelter building is condemned. The CCC contract is nearly finished.Graves County High students were caught with drugs on the bus. The main suspect in Sunday’s Trigg County shooting turns himself in. Many Kentucky National Guardsmen will be home for the holidays. A major state coal official is hanging up his hat.  A former horse racing Commission Chief seeks reinstatement.

 

 

 

the morning cram [there’s what’s right and there’s what’s right and never the twain shall meet edition]

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It seems nobody told Mitt flip-fops in winter are faux pas.

NPR reports Romney’s position on abortion has been hard to pin down over the years, however the candidate’s supporters say only his emphasis changed.

Kentucky~ The McCracken County Fiscal Court chooses not to fund an investigation into Community Center embezzlement.    McCracken County stops funding for the Humane Society.  Synthetic Marijuana is now illegal in McCracken County.  It’s getting chilly- be careful out there!The governor says forget cutting down a Christmas tree, just use the one in the yard.

Illinois~ Tax breaks are making their way through the legislature.

the morning cram [smog…well I reckon it’s a small hog edition]

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The U.S. has more carbon emissions than anyone but China, and that may not change anytime soon.

NPR reports as United Nations climate talks begin in South Africa, the US has more carbon emissions than ever. And the political climate isn’t helping.

Kentucky~ A Paducah teen left the scene of an accident.  Toys for Tots needs more of the former. Murray State wins a shootout. Ballard County remembers superintendent. For profit colleges get millions from the state.

Tennessee~ Gov Haslam wants smarter kids. Montgomery County wants weather warnings.

the morning cram [the millennials edition]

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Will first time voters come through for Obama in 2012?

NPR reports President Obama rode into the White House on the support of “Millennial” voters, but their loyalty may be wavering.

We get an extra hour on Sunday (but I’m saving mine for Monday).

Kentucky~  A Graves County teacher is arrested for allegedly sleeping with a student. Barkley bridge work will go on through the weekend. The Breeders Cup begins today. Gov Beshear will begin his final surge. Utilities could go up.

 

the morning cram [pawpaw edition]

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The Pawpaw: North America’s forgotten fruit.

NPR reports a long lost tropical-like fruit which grows in our temperate climate is a little known treat found throughout 26 states.

Kentucky~ The Paducah Renaissance Alliance Director quits after two months on the job.   A Caldwell County judge declares a mistrial in the Allison murder case. Rand Paul is making the rounds in the Purchase Region today.  We all need a little help from our friends, says Todd P’Pool.  An accrediting body takes a long, hard look at National College. Senator Paul wants to chat with other Senators about pipeline regulations.

Tennessee~ State Senator Kyle says tweak the lottery, don’t steal from scholarship funds.

the morning cram [field of dreams edition]

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The town of Greenville, South Carolina has blossomed during the recession. Why?

NPR reports that while main street and downtown areas throughout the nation are struggling, Greenville, S.C. is growing around their new downtown park. If you build it, they will come.

Kentucky~ An auditor says there is nothing wrong with clerk Jerrell’s office. Police are looking for a Paducah prostitute. Teachers are leaving to teach English in Japan. The state has its own debt problems. The will receive some help for college students.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn is protecting children’s heads.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville mom says her kids were raped at church camp.

the morning cram [deadly GPS edition]

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Could over-dependency on GPS guidance systems lead you to your death?

NPR reports that sometimes GPS systems are wrong, and when that happens in the wrong place, it could end up being fatal.

Kentucky~ No smoking in Murray schools (not even in the boys room). A Symsonia woman died in a car accident. KY 121 Bypass is closed in Mayfield. Trials begin today for Fort Campbell soldier. State officials are meeting to figure out the finances (good luck). The state pays too much for meds too. More homes are empty throughout the state.

Illinois~ Papayas can make you sick.

Tennessee~ Clarksville water tastes “earthy” (yum). A Henry County man drowned in Kentucky Lake. The state gets more money for education.

the morning cram [Gadhafi minefield edition]

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Libyan rebel forces are slowed by an increasing number of mines set by Gadhafi’s soldiers.

NPR reports Gadhafi forces are planting large numbers of mines in Libya’s western mountains, and as removal technology and experts are few, many are being removed by hand.

Kentucky~ You can get transit service in Mayfield now. A Marshall County man is indicted for child porn. A Trigg man accused of murder turns himself in. A WKU professor is developing bomb detecting software. New Beshear ads claim a business friendly environment. The state’s drinking water plan is available online.

Tennessee~ More homes are for sale in Union City (thanks Goodyear).