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the morning cram [good luck to everybody edition]

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Iowa Caucus: The most important one… until the next one.

NPR reports Republican candidates pull “all nighters” in a last ditch effort to make a strong showing in the election year opener.

Kentucky~    Williams and Stumbo talk about their goals for the new legislative session. Department of Corrections releases inmates as part of overhaul. Fire marshal to investigate deadly fires.

morning cram [youth vote edition]

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The White House is trying this week to re-energize college students and young voters who played a big role in electing President Obama two years ago.

~NPR reports polls show Democrats still lead the youth vote, though not by the record margin they did in 2008.

KENTUCKY~ Police search for a band of ruffians who tied up and robbed an elderly lady. An investigation report is due out tomorrow on Paducah’s halfway house escapes and nearby Kentucky Oaks Mall has a couple new stores opening up next month. Calloway County’s 911 system will stand on its own. A family gives Murray State University $1.3mil. Paving begins on a short stretch of US-68 tomorrow near Draffenville. A coal company gets a pat on the back for it’s environmental efforts. Fort Campbell prepares to deploy another 4k soldiers. Federal regulators greenlight Paducah’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facility and a study is released finding a higher average of past employees died from leukemia and lymphoma.

TENNESSEE~ A man pleads guilty to a Clarksville 2006 double murder. A man dies in a high speed Montgomery County wreck. One institute has committed over $9mil for business solar grants.

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 (centrist edition)

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Is this the line for the party?

KY~ An attempted murder victim claims he doesn’t remember being hit by a car. Don’t fall for shady texts from fake financial institutions. Multiple escapes prompt police to investigate Paducah’s halfway house. What should Mayfield do with all its piles of extra cash? Murray officials keep mum about their meeting with city firefighters’ lawyer. Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne cases its colors ahead of its stint in Afghanistan. LBL may change its trees. The state’s election fraud hotline captured 116 complaints. Beshear will set the special session agenda this week.

TN~ The federal government denies funding a new Clarksville Airport terminal.