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the morning cram [it’s Friday, and you ain’t got no job…edition]

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Or maybe you do, since unemployment is at it’s lowest level in two years.

NPR reports nationwide unemployment has fallen to 8.6 percent with the addition of 120,000 jobs according to new Bureau of Labor stats.

Kentucky~ More charges in the McCracken County Humane Society. MSU beats WKU to reach 8-0. Go find the perfect tree in LBL. It was a wet November. Gov Beshear wants more gambling.



Datebook: June 28 – Henry VIII born 520 years ago

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Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 (and died January 28, 1547). He was the King of England for nearly 40 years, until his death, Lord and King of Ireland, claimant to the Kingdom of France. He may be best known for his six marriages, and also for his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Catholic Church. He also oversaw the union of England and Wales. Though an attractive and charismatic man in his early years, he suffered from obesity near the end of his rule. This fact, often paralleled with his personal vanity, as such, has led to his frequent depiction as a lustful, egotistical, harsh and insecure king. Whichever the case, he is arguably on of the most famous (or infamous) kings in history and we wish him a happy birthday.

It’s Tuesday, June 28

There’s a new exhibit at the Pennyroyal Area Museum in Hopkinsville featuring University of Kentucky die-cast model cars and collectibles.  The collection includes eighty model cars and trucks, as well as one model airplane.  The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 3.

Land Between the Lakes asks for public input in developing a long-range facility plan for the Golden Pond Visitor Center Complex.  Although there are no immediate plans to make changes to the facility, the LBL staff hopes to create a thirty-year vision for the complex.  Information on how to submit your comments and suggestions is at

The NWS PEACE program, a non-profit foreign student exchange program, seeks families to host high school students from Ecuador, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, and other countries for the 2011 school year.  Students need to be matched with host families by August 1st.  For more information, visit

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Datebook – October 20, 2010

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It’s Wednesday, October 20.

Mayfield-Graves County Needline benefits from a “spudtacular” fundraiser Friday.  “This Spud’s for You” potato bar with all the trimmings is open from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Ministries Center at the corner of 9th and Broadway in Mayfield.  For $5 diners get a loaded baked potato, salad, drink and cupcake.

The 9th Annual Western Kentucky National Down Syndrome Society Buddywalk is Saturday in Paducah’s Noble Park.  It begins at noon with inflatables, music, food and fun with a program and walk around the park at 2.

The Race to the Canal Mountain Bike race returns to LBL Sunday going from the Golden Pond Visitor Center to North Welcome Station.  See for registration information.

Southeastern Book Company and Murray First United Methodist Church offer a 5,000 Book Give-Away Saturday from 10 to 3 at First United’s Gym, 503 Maple Street.  Religious, spiritual and inspirational books are to be given away, not to be resold, with a 10 book limit per person.

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morning cram (rip dio edition)

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Jack Black must be devastated.

KY~ A former Calloway County student-teacher will avoid jail and registering as a sex offender because he’s in a wheelchair. A Murray woman is charged with attempted murder. Officials need more time to investigate Reidland High’s bingo scam. A Hopkinsville businessman admits part in illegal cigarette sales. We’ll soon find out more of how and where PGDP workers were exposed to contaminants. LBL can’t wait for the lakes to go down. Rand invites you to tea.

TN~ A federal jury will make a Henry County Sheriff’s deputy pay $75k. Word of Clarksville Mayor Piper’s alleged threats has hit the AP and there was a stabbing over the weekend.