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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.

Morning Cram [GOOOOOOAAAAAAAL edition]

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Wasn’t the United States supposed to be bad at “football?”
Apparently not . . .

KY: Rep. Henley gives back his pay to the state, only one of two.  Alliance Coal gets ticketed at Hopkins County mine. Crittenden County search and rescue use sonar to find missing swimmer. Homeless man charged with stealing a car, dumping another one in the Ohio. Sex-offender arrested in police sting, faces new charges. Officials want to make our eight-year-olds great. FEMA announces deadline for applications, get on it!

TN: Workplaces can now set up “no se puede hablar español” policies. Bredesen supports McWherter for next governor. Fort Campbell soldier gets blasted by jury for trying to sell bombs.

morning cram [whaling edition]

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88 countries may formally sanction commercial whale hunts for the first time in 24 years, leveling focus on Japan. NPR has the low-down.

It’s hot out. Heat advisories last until 8:00pm Wednesday with temps ranging 100-105°. Hug your A/C and drink plenty of liquids.

KENTUCKY~ 8 women claim a Paducah social worker abused them, leaving police wondering if it was even illegal. Paducah school officials have 3 plots to consider building a new middle school. Someone may have killed Hopkinsville’s Police dog. 2 Todd County inmates escaped Saturday. Proponents want to bring the state up to speed with wind power, but face opposition from coal industry skepticism.

TENNESSEE~ A Fort Campbell soldier dives into the Cumberland River to save a suicidal woman. 7th graders need 2 more immunization shots before fall. A study finds less ex-felons are going back to the pen. TennCare Director is a 2011 Medical Leadership Institute fellow.

morning cram (sad chocolate edition)

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Sad Chocolate

Researchers question chocolate’s motives; just in time for Arizona’s new law.

KY~ McCracken County hooks up a Paducah wholesale food distributor. MSU plans a forum on tuition hikes. Fort Campbell preps for another Afghanistan deployment. Multiple countries attend a clean coal conference in the Commonwealth. Legislation from the General Assembly’s  special session next month will take effect July 15.  Beshear vetoes a bill that scrutinizes state contracts.

TN~ Clarksville has disappointingly-low Census return rates. Undercover officers bust up a Henry County High School drug ring.  Republicans consider cutting pre-kindergarten programs.

IL~ Metropolis throws Harrah’s a $30k bone.

morning cram (iSad edition)

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As mentioned on Marketplace…

KY~ A Mayfield schizophrenic and a Fulton sweetheart are both in Graves County court on (unrelated) murder-ish charges.  Month-long I-24 work begins in Christian County. Too broke to take your pet to the vet? Judge: (alleged killer) Steve Nunn is competent. Beshear campaign raises $900k. Rand & Trey pledge allegiance to the coal. Kentucky-made space lab modules are set to arrive @ the ISS tomorrow.

TN~ Montgomery County refinance will save $3mil. The governor won’t be able to suspend gun sales in a state of emergency (if this bill passes).

morning cram (tue$day edition)

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We still need you to pay our (public radio) bills, pretty please. <HERE>

KY~ Ohio river coal barge crash cleaned up. Housman’s vote may see political retribution. McCracken Schools looking to replace superintendent (again). Graves high students win TV award. Hopkins firefighters get name tags. 6-year road plan up for House vote. Should we watch inmates get put down?

TN~ Montgomery County makes it illegal to chain your dog up for longer than half an hour. Fog blamed for killing all those birds in Clarksville.