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the morning cram [they’re here edition]

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Idyllic Costa Rica is becoming the newest haven for South American drug cartels.

NPR reports the peaceful, quiet country has done an admirable job staying away from the drug infestation, until now.

Kentucky~  Murray-Calloway County Hospital needs blood.  Two NC fugitives were caught in Graves County.  Paducah’s homeless shelter ordinance passed last night. Skywest wants to stay in Paducah.

Illinois~ You may want to look again at those old lottery tickets.

 

the morning cram [I’m kind of a big deal edition]

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The Super-committee’s lack of movement has everyone scrambling to keep  their funding.

NPR reports the pentagon may have the purse straps tightened more than expected. So now officials are puffing out their chests and strutting in order to prove their worth.

Kentucky~ A trial date has been set in the Jerry Wayne Walker case. There’s a lot of good looking burley this year.  The lead lawyer in the fen-phen trials is fired from the Kentucky Bar Association.

Illinois~ Quinn says there’s not that much cash in gambling expansion.

Tennessee~ State budget talks continue. The Feds are sending more money to clean up meth labs.

the morning cram [doomsday do-over edition]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

NPR reports the Doomsday Prophet may have missed his first judgement day prediction of May 21st, but he’s taking another swing.  Batting .500 will still get you into Cooperstown.

Kentucky~ A Lone Oak High student was caught with a knife at school. A Louisville Hospital Merger may mean bad news for reproductive care as we know it. State Optometrists donate a large amount of cash to the gubernatorial candidates.  Rand Paul backs off on the opposition to the pipeline safety bill.

Illinois~  The State Department of Education wants to hear public sentiment on funding.

the morning cram [spare rib edition]

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A T-Rex is now united with a long lost rib.

NPR reports the first complete Tyranasaurus Rex skeleton discovered in 1902 has been without a rib since the second world war. That is until now.

Western Kentucky and Tennessee are eyeing river port development.

Kentucky~ A fatal accident closed I-24 in McCracken yesterday. A Judge says kidnapping case stays in McCracken. If you need eye surgery, an optometrist can do it.

Illinois~ Those who were adopted will be able to see their original birth certificate. There are more poor people in the state. Gov Quinn says casinos could hurt education. Lt Gov Simon says she opposes utility rate increases.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville women’s clinic is getting bigger. Harwell hit back on voter ID comments.

morning cram [rahm edition]

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Ever since Rahm Emanuel won the legal right to be on the Chicago mayoral ballot, it was pretty much a given that he would win the plurality of votes when Election Day rolled around.

NPR reports Emanuel’s 55% share in yesterday’s vote means there will be no runoff election.

KENTUCKY~ A burning propane truck caused delays yesterday on McCracken County’s Cairo Road. Paducah aims for another land grab (in Lone Oak this time) and signs a new contract with their local firefighters union. A Murray murder trial gets postponed (again) and there’s a new Parks Director in town. UK’s presidential search is underway and who the candidates are will be kept a secret. The state gets its hands on lethal injection drugs. House members will soon vote on anti-bullying legislation and the Senate Budget Committee is looking at what to do about Medicaid. Gubernatorial hopeful Bobbie Holsclaw asks why the optometrist bill is clearing the legislature at such a rapid pace. Democrats intend to pay for a painting of Governor Beshear.

TENNESSEE~ Searchers pull the body of a missing Paris man from Kentucky Lake.

morning cram [winter storm edition]

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A colossal blizzard roaring across a third of the country has paralyzed the nation’s heartland with ice and snow.

NPR has the latest on the monstrous storm already billed as the worst in decades.

KENTUCKY~ High winds through the area have knocked some trees down and blew a roof off a trailer. Flights out of Paducah to Chicago are canceled until tomorrow afternoon. MSU packed Lovett Auditorium to hear a speech by actor Ben Stein. Mayfield’s ex-Mayor accuses current Mayor Cantrell of nepotism. A Carlisle County Middle School teacher wins $72k on Wheel of Fortune. Governor Beshear doesn’t like the way federal regulators are treating the state’s coal industry.  Senate Prez Williams wants the state congress to take off early.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County Mayor Bowers says property taxes need to go up.

ILLINOIS~ US Marshals track down an alleged Massac County sexual predator in a Wyoming village.

morning cram (pie is hard edition)

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Cake is easier.

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KY~ Oncology Associates of West Kentucky stops treating cancerous Medicare patients. Paducah Senator Bob Leeper will vie for a 6th term. More people are flying to Chicago via Barkley Regional. A 2nd round of census questionnaires should spam your mailbox. Public Advocacy attorney supports the Supreme Court’s immigrant decision. The tracking bill FAILS (this round). The general assembly is dysfunctional. Dr. Dan and AG Jack duel (with words) in Louisville. Why the Commonwealth needs charter schools.

TN~ Clarksville/Montgomery County’s jobless rates are getting better.