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morning cram [assassin edition]

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According to a Secret Service study: assassinations of political figures have almost never been for political reasons. 

NPR hears how most would-be and actual political assassins felt near invisible and sought notoriety.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah Police are puzzled after finding a few pipe bombs at a city waste site. Four family members accused of a McCracken County murder/kidnapping plead not guilty. State Police arrest a Marshall County official on theft charges. A local health department leaks almost 10,000 patients’ personal information to the web for months. The Commonwealth’s family courts are finally getting on the same page. A State Rep submits a bill that would eliminate concealed weapon permits and one lawmaker wonders why state officials changed a rule concerning child injury/death notifications by state social workers.

TENNESSEE~ APSU’s (alleged) threatening letter writer submits to a TBI-requested mental eval. Clarksville goes ahead with implementing city worker raises.

SPORTS~ MSU > JSU , UTM < TTU.

morning cram [airliner edition]

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After a dismal 2009, this year is looking a little better for the airline industry. A new financial forecast shows airline profits are expected to reach nearly $9 billion.

~NPR reports airlines are still cautiously optimistic.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County will open bids to build their new school 2 weeks later than planned. A petition to start up a gun range in Marshall County gets backing from the local Sheriff. Murray’s Chamber of Commerce promotes Try It Local (an online discount campaign). OSHA fines the KTC for its Reidland office’s asbestos problem. Another Fort Campbell patriot dies in Afghanistan. Christian County has a plan in the works. Kentucky’s on-hold execution sees new motions in the state’s Supreme Court and Jack Conway’s office says private attorneys aren’t bound by the Commonwealth’s Open Records Act.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville has a ‘retail gap’ and the city’s Master Plan has a fix. The state (again) warns TCAP test scores are expected to be low.

morning cram [tea victories edition]

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“Two largely unknown Republican Senate primary candidates, driven by Tea Party movement money and energy, rocked entrenched party opponents yesterday.”

~NPR reports as all major primaries close, fall’s campaign machines switch on.

KENTUCKY~ Economic development official: Paducah benefits from MSU. MSU faculty vote in Jack Rose to Board of Regents. Marion will find out at month’s end how much a new fire department will cost. Adopt-a-Highway programs are revving up for next week’s sweep. A local conservation group nabs a $100k federal grant to educate the public about runoff pollution. High area pollen counts stop up local noses.

TENNESSEE~ A TBI investigation clears Clarksville’s mayor. McWherter debates Haslam @ Tennessee Tech. Middle schoolers are scoring higher in reading/math. APSU Lady Govs trounce Alabama A&M (6-0).

morning cram [big difficult edition]

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“The New Orleans Police Department has long battled a bad reputation. But after Hurricane Katrina, the dept’s flaws unraveled.”

~NPR hears how it’s not so easy to be the NOPD.

KENTUCKY~ A state audit criticizes McCracken’s Clerk policies. McCracken County and Paducah agree on paying for ‘pauper burials’. Paducah School students are eating more cafeteria food this year. MSU beats out most state schools on Forbes’ Top 500 list. Fort Campbell’s hospital is expanding in Clarksville’s. A 10-year-old Oak Grove child gets a felony for arson. UK may be forced to turn over participant’s names of a study on the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (due out this fall). A bill that would stop executing the mentally ill faces many challenges. A newly signed federal act may impact (but remains totally unclear) food stamp programs. Beshear’s top aide resigns.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Mayor asks his Chief of Staff to resign (then fires him.)

ILLINOIS~ The next (epic) Honeywell and USW sitdown remains unscheduled.

morning cram [crowdsourcing edition]

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“A type of information gathering  called crowdsourcing could have a big impact on Republicans’ fall agenda.”

~NPR logs on two websites seeking input.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah approves its Executive Inn demolition contract, buys $100k in software upgrades and proposes to buy more Greenway Trail property. A committee is still working on a plan to merge the Paducah/McCracken County governments. One of Fort Campbell’s last major units prep to leave for Afghanistan. 2 Hopkinsville Community College professors are now Kellogg-certified specialists. The Commonwealth is (again) among Race to the Top finalists and ranks 40th in the nation for overall child well-being.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville Police detective is suspended over Facebook photos. Publix breaks ground at the former Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell/union worker talks derail. Officials think their Race to the Top chances are better this time around.

morning cram (unprepared edition)

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Look Mom! I can dress myself!

KY~ Today’s the last day to buy a Murray city sticker on the low and the city council passed a first reading of its budget. A freak storm yesterday takes out a marina on Kentucky Lake. Fish all you want (license or not) June 5-6. Lawmakers could slap the rest of the budget together today.

TN~ Clarksville is close to a deal on its old hospital site. Senate proposal targets jailed illegal immigrants. You can get yer guns and go drinkin’. US Senators vote today on Tennessee flood aid amount$.

SPORTS~ MSU loses OVC baseball tourney opener to EKU, but hangs in there by beating SEMO (yesterday); and will again face EKU (today).