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the morning cram [this is bat country edition]

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A recreational drug may be just what the doctor ordered.

NPR reports the club drug, Ketamine may be able to make depression dissapear almost immediately. Are we sure it’s not the trance beat and strobe lights?

Kentucky~ There’s a flood warning starting tomorrow in Paducah. Think twice about taking a leisurely stroll on the remaions of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. Commercial driver’s licensing requirements are changing.

Tennessee~ The state is attempting to halt the growing numbers of prescription drug overdoses.

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morning cram [slow-mo edition]

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“Dr. David Eagleman studies the way our sense of time distorts in crisis situations. He’s gathered stories from people who’ve survived falls, car crashes, bike accidents, etc. He says everyone seems to say the same thing: It felt like the world was moving in slow motion.”

~NPR dives into the neuroscience behind the effect.

KENTUCKY~ The super-mega (everything must go!) Executive Inn liquidation extravaganza begins Thursday morning. The case against an (alleged) Mayfield murderer turns interesting. The US-68/KY-80 bridge over Lake Barkley is down to one lane. KET’s live-educational panel is slated for tonight. The state furlough woes continue (in court). Rand Paul makes polarizing comments about government worker salaries. Jack Conway’s senate bid gets blessed by the state’s Fraternal Order of Police.

TENNESSEE~ The board that oversees Clarksville’s airport has known about improper accounting safeguards for years. Bredesen appoints a new Ag Commissioner.

ILLINOIS~ Rescue teams are (again) scouring the Mississippi/Ohio Rivers for a missing swimmer.

morning cram (back to work edition)

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jobs = good

KY~ Lake Barkley is near record levels and area flooding could happen. Lake winds could reach 20-30 mph. Trigg County expects water over some roads. Coast Guard eases boating restrictions. US Senate Democratic hopefuls vied for the primary slot in Paducah last night over economy and energy issues. Fort Campbell soldiers take a day off for cleanup.

TN~ Clarksville is wringing out the wet. As flood water recedes, expect to find dead animals. US Senator Alexander wants to question the Corps of Engineers.

IL~ Democrats want to shortchange the pension.

morning cram (what a dome idea edition)

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domes

KY~ Flooding damages farmland. Many lake marinas are closed. Jack & Dan will debate in Paducah tonight ($20). Webster County’s (allegedly) dangerous mine is back up and running. Oak Grove Police used excessive force. A South Carolina senator backs Rand.

TN~ FEMA will pay for Montgomery County.  Death toll @ 21. State agencies are almost running normally again. Ask before you help.

IL~ Electric company offers the state a half-billion dollar bailout (in exchange for a nod on future price gouging).

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.