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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 [We’ll always have Iowa edition]

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Mitt narrowly squeaks out a win in Iowa, now on to his neck of the woods.

NPR reports Romney and Santorum split the lion’s share of Iowa votes, so now Iowa residents can throw off their sense of political superiority and face the fact that they have to live in Iowa.

Kentucky~   Kentucky State parks will stay open through winter.Stumbo wants coal money to head to the University of Pikeville. The State of the Commonwealth is tonight.

Tennessee~  State GOP leaders look at redistricting. The Voter ID law faces its first legal challenge.

the morning cram [The insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops edition]

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Following Click and Clack’s example, Newt and Mitt decided their future health care radio show monikers would be ‘Flip and Flop’.

NPR reports Gingrich and Romney were all for universal healthcare before they realized that position may not get them to the White House.

Kentucky~  Beshear wants you to gamble in-state. The Bolden murder case is being sent to the grand jury.  Here comes Morty the Mortarboard!

Tennessee~  Four Obion County Law Enforcement Officers have been suspended.

the morning cram [there’s no place like home edition]

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Nine years of war in Iraq is symbolically coming to an end.

NPR reports the number of troops in Iraq has fallen from 20,000 to 4,000. Hopefully the real end is on its way as well.

Kentucky~  Five more Amish are in hot water over the infamous orange triangle. TVA says electric bills will be cheaper in January- thank you mother nature! Foes of expanded gambling are looking for a scrap.Governor Beshear sets a date for the State of the Commonwealth.

Tennessee~ The 506th Currahee gets a new commander. The Governor says the battle with the occupy protestors is worth having.

the morning cram [Mawage. Mawage is what brings us together today edition]

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It seems people are less interested in taking part in what Twain called the “the supreme felicity and tragedy of life”.

NPR reports the marriage rate in the country is at an all time low: Buttered Popcorn flavored jelly beans have a higher approval rating and those things are nasty!

Kentucky~ Beshear says it’s time to start working together.

Illinois~ Mississippi River  study underway. Tax breaks are now on the books! EPA says Illinois air quality is getting worse.

Tennessee~ National Guard starts suicide prevention services. Lawmakers don’t want you to know about their closed-door-conversations.

Missouri~  Senator Roy Blunt edges out other GOP big dogs to take the GOP vice chairmanship.

 

 

 

morning cram [pep-in your step edition]

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“Chef Jacques Pepin — or, as Julia Child called him, ‘the best chef in America’ — has spent more than six decades in the kitchen savoring food. Even now at 75, he still swears that ‘the greatest thing of all is bread and butter.'”

NPR takes the long view with Pepin.

KENTUCKY ~ Paducah’s HIV-AIDS clinic is scraping the barrel for funding next year. Police say a Paducah toddler may have been suffocated. Lawsuit as many as 200 strong at Fort Campbell. Murray Parks Board kicks out its director, and TVA freezes pay for nearly 3,500. Car dealers want government to sweeten the pot, while residents in Murray check out the latest hospital CEO candidate.

ILLINOIS ~ A second riverboat leads to a city/county throw down. Law requires product information for pets at stores, and lawmakers consider taking out a loan.

morning cram (total class edition)

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We stayed classy this morning, declining to run word of terrible Clarksville sex crimes.

KY~ Jenna Bush Hager (W’s daughter) will enlighten Paducah capitalists tonight. You can breathe easy indoors there, too. It’s okay to shoot and kill intruders here (even if it’s not your own home and they’re unarmed). Paducahan rips out $700k worth of locomotive parts. Obama nominates our new US Attorney. Aspiring politicos have till Tuesday to sign up. Senate says ‘YES’ to nukes; panel pushes a public vote on gambling to the floor.

TN~ Clarksville Policeman wrecks during a late-night, drunk drive (allegedly) through Henry County. Commissioners want grant$ to repair their airport.