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the morning cram [the final frontier edition]

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The shuttle program that has for 30 years explored the final frontier embarks on its final mission.

NPR reports throngs of spectators gather at Cape Canaveral to view the launch of NASA’s Atlantis for its last mission.

Kentucky~ A helicopter held up traffic on the Purchase Parkway. Four wounded veterans receive a hero’s welcome at Fort Campbell. The FEMA assistance deadline is fast approaching. The state is developing a new economic strategy.

Tennessee~ Someone set off fireworks in a Henry County teacher’s Jeep.

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the morning cram [tricky politicians edition]

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Many politicians take “full responsibility” for their actions. But what does that mean?

NPR reports most politicians claim to take full responsibility for mistakes they have made, however this means little.

Kentucky~ The weather is hot, really hot! FEMA held a meeting to explain why you can’t repair your house yet.  A Paducah liquor store opposes new liquor sales. Nunn is placed in protective custody after a jail house beating. A report says coal mines aren’t compliant with federal regulations.

Tennessee~ Montgomery County residents are now eligible for flood related unemployment funds.

morning cram [caffeine fix edition]

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The line separating caffeine pros and cons is muddled.

NPR reports the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children away from caffeine, even as hordes of new products hit the shelves.

Kentucky~ Graves County Amish appeal denied; they’ll have to keep the orange triangle on their buggies. The state Historical Society gets a grant for oral history. The Paducah City Commisioners voted on a new budget. Clinton residents may have to pay more for water. Fish and Wildlife officials plan to allow some sandhill crane hunting.

Tennessee~ The state tops $13 mil in recovery aid.

morning cram [joplin edition]

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Authorities report at least 89 people have died in the southwest Missouri city of Joplin after a massive tornado blasted through with cataclysmic force.

NPR details the disaster.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County officials will vote tonight to decide if proposed coal facilities on the Ohio River will become a reality. A high-speed chase through Marshall and McCracken ends in suicide. MSU ups its tuition rate$. The state gears up to redraw voting district lines. You can get your GED test for free (limited time offer). GOP candidate for governor David Williams holds a rally/attacks Gov Beshear. Cops’ campaign reminds drivers that seat belts save lives.

TENNESSEE~ FEMA assigns $5mil for disaster aid.

ILLINOIS~ The state Treasurer claims the state is facing financial apocalypse.

OVC BASEBALL~ MSU > TTU, APSU > UTM.

morning cram [anxious egypt edition]

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Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.

NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.

KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgatesMore roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are investigating a home invasion/homicide and that sinkhole on Cumberland Drive was caused by a busted water main.

morning cram [fixin’ leaks edition]

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“Prosecutors are trying to build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose website has embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing sensitive diplomatic and military information.”

NPR reports its part of a bigger campaign to shut down leakers.

KENTUCKY ~ Number of registered voters high, turnout for primary expected to be low. Red Cross gives flood recovery update to Paducah commission. FEMA says OK to start cleanup, but document everything if you want reimbursement. State budget has a surplus, but disaster cleanup will gobble it up. The Commonwealth’s population is ch-ch-ch-changin’ in line with national numbers.

TENNESSEE ~ Bill to restrict teachers’ bargaining rights evolves, advances in the House.

morning cram [you’re hired edition]

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Employers added more than 200,000 jobs last month.

NPR reports it’s the biggest hiring spree in five years.

KENTUCKY~ Prez Obama will hit up Fort Campbell today. Gov Beshear adds Calloway, Christian and Trigg counties to his federal agriculture disaster aid request. FEMA flood damage assessments begin. Parts of LBL reopen. A Hoptown junkyard fire just wouldn’t give up. A Hazel antique mall owner’s lawsuit against the city may soon head to court. Oak Grove has a new Police Chief. OVC Softball: MSU = WKU.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville will vote to ban ‘bath salts’ and other synthetic drugs Monday.

ILLINOIS~ Missouri’s latest Birds Point Levee blasting is supposed to further relieve Mississippi River flooding.  The state has a low-interest loan program for flood victims.