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the morning cram [the wrong, commie… it’s Houston! edition]

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“In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.”

NPR reports signs of a media crackdown in Russia as the country nears its presidential elections.

Kentucky~ Murray State trumps Saint Mary’s at Saturday’s  ESPN Bracketbuster game. The death of a 14-year-old Christian County girl has sparks a movement against bullying and suicide.  The closing of Madisonville’s medical examiner’s office is causing an outrage. A little-known 2001 law could have prevented an infant’s death and a teen mother’s arrest. The Delta Mariner resumes its voyage to Cape Canaveral. Educators from 17 states come to learn about the state’s new education standards.

Tennessee~ A new bill may help military spouses facing unemployment.

the morning cram [you take the blue pill edition]

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Controversial contraceptive coverage continues to cause commotion, but…

NPR reports contraception coverage laws have been in place for years.

Kentucky~ The Racers’ perfect record is tarnished. Schools will hold BMI screenings to combat growing childhood obesity rates. Pressure builds on lawmakers to pass a gambling amendment. Beshear appoints a commission to study the state’s tax system.  An early look at traffic fatalities show an increase over 2012.

Tennessee ~ Union City loses another major employer.

 

 

the morning cram [I’m gonna come at you like a spider monkey edition]

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Quick –  Puff out your chest, it’ll scare him away!

NPR reports Iran stands defiant amidst Israel’s threat of strikes against their nuclear program.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ River levels are on the rise.  A McCracken Sheriffs Deputy resigns after visiting his lady friend on the clock.  Mammoth Cave is a moneymaker for the Commonwealth. Smart kids rejoice;  you can get out of high school early. Pill mill legislation is working its way through the legislature.  The state wants to make substantial budget cuts to post-secondary schools. Lawmakers may be through with the redistricting fight.

the morning cram [you can do it edition]

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After the turmoil of the past year, Arab states try to turn revolution into democracy.

NPR reports on the problems Egypt and Tunisia face in trading in their autocratic rulers for democratic elections.

Kentucky~   Graves County businessman Richard Heath to run for Nesler seat.  Former Kentucky New Era publisher Robert C. Carter has died.  University of Pikeville President Paul Patton resigns from Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

Tennessee~  Clarksville CDE Lightband customer’s electric bills have doubled in the past month.

the morning cram [you’re young and got your health, what do you want with a job edition]

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If the stats are correct, half of you are reading this while at your job. Quit lollygagging and get back to work!

NPR reports half the workforce must go to work during the week between Christmas and New Years. And surprisingly, we’re happy about it!

Kentucky~    The Paducah Expo and Convention Centers are setting a new fee structure. Fatal motor accidents are on the decline in the Commonwealth. Beshear told Democrats he’s going to make it rain.

Illinois~  A new law requires landlords to give a heads up on radon levels in their buildings.

Afternoon School Closings, January 20

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The following is the latest available closings from schools in our region.

All evening classes at all West Kentucky Community and Technical College sites are canceled tonight (Thursday)

Hopkins County Schools will not be in session tomorrow.

 

Other Events:

All-A basketball game tonight between Ballard County and Community Christian Academy has been canceled.

Hopkinsville Chamber’s Business After Hours sponsor has  had to reschedule Business After Hours for next Thursday, January 27.

The McCracken County Public Library is closing early at 5:00 today and “may” reopen at 9:00 tomorrow. Weather permitting.

The Glema Center in Madisonville has decided to postpone tonight’s Tommy Womack
Coffeehouse due to the rapidly deteriorating weather.  The concert will be rescheduled at a later date.

morning cram [lone wolf edition]

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“Experts say to expect more undercover cases in 2011, because the agency has clearly decided that the best way to battle the growing threat of homegrown terrorism in this country is to confront the suspects directly.”

NPR tracks down lone-wolf terrorists.

KENTUCKY ~ Hopkinsville’s newly elected officials are official. Better teachers, better evaluations needed, says lawmaker. One judge tells the Louisville Orchestra to pay its musicians, while another says instant racing is OK, group to appeal. Gambling proposals defunct in the 2011 session. HVAC inspections become law.

TENNESSEE ~ An FBI inquiry leads to more revenue oversight in state government, while in Clarksville drunks get free rides.

ILLINOIS ~ Metropolis officials try to regulate their first strip club.