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morning cram [cash for jobs] edition

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“Hiring managers say when they extend an offer to someone who’s been referred, they often feel more confident that they know what they are getting.”

NPR reports some businesses are paying for good referrals.

KENTUCKY ~ The CEO of Big Rivers Electric tells Congress why proposed EPA regulations would be bad for business, and Ed Whitfield says greenhouse gas regulation would hurt coal. LBL and farm services among the list of government agencies that would shut down. Farmers are planting less tobacco. Madisonville city council members consider Sunday alcohol sales, while Marshall County enacts a burn ban.  Teach for America comes to Kentucky (eastern) for the first time.  Prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty in Evrard kidnapping/murder case.  FLW College Fishing Tourney holds first weigh-in.

TENNESSEE ~ Proposal in the House would make insurance companies pay for hearing aids for kids.

ILLINOIS ~ Supreme Court rules people with gun permits in other states don’t have to get a new permit in Illinois.

Datebook: April 6- National Tartan Day

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Click here for the history of National Tartan Day

It’s Wednesday, April 6.

Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. the Department of Music’s Percussion Ensemble performs its Spring Concert at Murray State’s Lovett Auditorium. Admission is free.

Paducah’s Market House Theatre’s Footlights youth acting troupes for grades 1 through 12 start a new trimester Saturday.  There are two class options for elementary students — a musical theatre class at 8 a.m. and a theatre games class at 9.  There’s a theatre games and comedy improv class at 10 a.m. for middle schoolers, and a comedy improv class at 11 for high schoolers.  See details at

The National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championships bring a festival to Murray State’s CFSB Center this week.  Tomorrow and Friday the festival starts at 2 p.m. with fish weigh-ins at 4.  Saturday’s festival starts at Noon with American Idol finalist and country artist Bucky Covington performing a free concert Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with 4 p.m. weigh-ins televised live on Versus.

Thank you for meeting the fundraiser goal.  See and hear your gift at work at  Enjoy your day!

Written by Matt Markgraf

April 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

morning cram (coco lives edition)

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TBS. Conan. LOL.

KY~ The federal government begins cleansing contaminants from the groundwater below Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant. McCracken County will build their fabulous emergency center on Coleman Road. MSU wins $20k in fishing tourney. Ballard, Christian, Graves, Marshall and McCracken Counties win highway mini-grants! Fort Campbell wins a half-mil. Several LBL roads are closed as parts of the forest burns (on purpose) and other area roadwork projects will restrict traffic. You only have 1 week left to register to vote in the primary. Beshear scolds general assembly and is expected to sign a college transfer bill.

TN~ State legislators officially snub federal healthcare reform.

morning cram (MLK edition)

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Happy belated birthday, Dr. King.

KY~ A once segregated park unveils a newly renovated building. Wal-Mart drops FLW tourneys. Dawson Springs strays have a place to stay (temporarily). Since 2007, 49 women were killed by their partners statewide; people are rallying.

TN~ Clarksville’s financial forecast: optimistic. Henry County strives to keep giving kids free books.