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Dreams of I-69

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From left to right, I-69 Coordinator Sam Sarvis and Henderson-Henderson Co. Chamber of Commerce President Brad Schneider

Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Schneider was one of several officials from the chamber who attended a conference on bridges in Louisville. The conference’s focus was on the bridge project between Louisville and southern Indiana. Schneider says seeing the way officials in Louisville are planning their bridge will help Henderson officials when they start the I-69 bridge between Henderson and Evansville.

Schneider is part of C-Link, an organization of 12 northwest Kentucky counties, who have banded together to lobby for I-69. He says in 2009, the General Assembly passed the Infrastructure Authority bill, which allows local state entities to fund large infrastructure projects through bonding and toll roads.  Louisville has already formed a coalition to do this, and Schneider says Henderson hopes to follow suit within the next decade.

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Written by Angela Hatton

February 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm

morning cram [greasy estimates edition]

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A federal commission’s BP oil spill investigation report blames the Obama administration for misrepresenting “the amount and fate of the oil” in the Gulf of Mexico.

~NPR reports the White House ignored or obscured scientific evidence, giving the public inaccurate information and damaging the government’s credibility.

KENTUCKY~ A Cadiz man who won the democratic primary for County Attorney will again face off with the incumbent he beat (who’s now running as a write-in candidate). Benton DUI murder case heads to a grand jury. Police arrest a New Concord woman after finding a methlab.  MSU President Randy Dunn applies to be the next president of the University of Tennessee. Quran-burning advocate Pastor Terry Jones says he’s not coming to Mayfield. The state lands $1 million for health department improvements. Former President Bill Clinton may stop by the state to campaign for Jack Conway. (Another) Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville City Council members will vote today on iPad policies. Attorneys who find evidence someone may have been wrongly convicted are now ethically required by the state’s Supreme Court to investigate.

morning cram [operation streamline edition]

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Immigrants caught entering the US illegally are often pushed through the federal courts at unheard of speeds. They are often arraigned, counseled, plead and convicted in a matter of hours.

~NPR unveils a 3-month investigation into the process.

KENTUCKY~ Several McCracken County candidates scramble to fix campaign signs to comply with state law. A SWAT team sweeps a McCracken County meth house and police in Hopkins County rescue 4 children from a ‘large-scale’ lab. Paducah’s WKCTC will conduct a mock shooter exercise Wednesday morning. Police want your expired meds. (Yet) another Fort Campbell soldier dies in Afghanistan. Jack blasts Rand @ McCracken’s St. John’s Picnic; while Rand attends a secret meeting.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police search for a man wanted in connection to the shooting of a 14-year-old girl. The state’s 911 system will go digital in just over a year.

NCAA SPORTS~ (Football) MSU < SEMO, APSU < MTSU, UTM < SELU. (Soccer) MSU < IPFW & SIU-E; APSU > Southern, < SELU; UTM > IPFW & Evansville.

morning cram (burn the ocean edition)

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from tajvaccarella.com

They’re s’posed to strike a match around noonish.

KY~ Paducah’s cool with Sunday alcohol sales at temporary events and may spend $1m on new vehicles. Police bust the (alleged) culprits who burgled Heath High and Middle Schools. MSU procrastinates on the domestic partner debate. Expect delays on I-24 near Paducah today. Christian County’s Emergency Manager is retiring and their health department hopes to construct a $2.5m annex. We’ll find out today who will oversee elections since Sec ‘o State Trey is in the running. Beshear will call the General Assembly back when he darn well feels like it.

TN~ Montgomery County Schools will request a property tax hike. Henry County nabs over $1m in Race to the Top funds. A proposed law that would close access to a list of who can carry loaded handguns has (probably) failed. The Senate is about to vote on a bill that admittedly does nothing>25 MPH speeders could face $500 tickets.

IL~ African-American students may be more likely to be suspended/expelled than whites.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < OleMiss, APSU > Vandy; (Softball) UTM > EU.