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morning cram [bulletproof edition]

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“Protecto Glass is one of 14 armoring companies certified by Mexico’s federal government. In a normal year, the company bulletproofs roughly 120 cars. But last year they did 170.”

~NPR hears how Mexico’s ultra-violent drug war is a boon for the country’s security sector (3/5).

KENTUCKY~ You can meet Paducah’s top 4 city manager finalists tomorrow and the city will be home to the state’s first LEED-certified public housing complex. Harrison Yonts gets paroled and his victim’s son decries the justice system fails. The meth epidemic incarcerates another four. 2 men are dead in a Christian County wreck. Coal miners criticize Rand Paul‘s comments on safety rules, while the state’s coal lobby claims confidence is slipping in federal regulations are slipping.

TENNESSEE~ Major repaving work on Fort Campbell and Providence Boulevards begins next week. TVA touts higher power sales; points to heat waves.

morning cram [don’t shoot the messenger edition]

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“Journalists in some parts of Mexico have stopped covering the drug trade entirely after their colleagues have been kidnapped, killed or threatened.”

~NPR hears how unbiased information is also a casualty of the conflict (2/5).

WARNING: It’s hot!

KENTUCKY~ The man behind the wheel of a deadly Murray DUI (5 years ago) could be paroled today.  Investigators ID the victim of a fatal weekend fire in Marion. A Paducah man gets a 25 year sentence for child molestation charges. Several area counties get paid for their coal mines. Preview what to expect Saturday at Fancy Farm’s political picnic. An Owensboro hospice service expands into Muhlenberg/Hopkins counties. Some Dawson Springs youth are cycling their way to Memphis to deliver a donation to a children’s hospital. A dozen Fort Campbell heroes died in Afghanistan last month.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County commissioners could upgrade a pair of positions at the Trustee’s Office. Early voting turnout this election is the most popular on record.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell’s disgruntled union plans a +1k person rally in Metropolis.

Morning Cram [BRAIN SNAFU] Edition

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ProPublica wants soldiers’ BRAINS . . . to get  tested for traumatic injury.

KY: Nursing home manager keeps patient death a secret for a decade. A former Murray State hit-and-runner, legislator’s son, could get out of jail. Kentucky wineries sell more 100% juice.  The PSC, electric companies tussle over rate hikes. Farmer wants to be Governor.  Farmers markets go digital. Gov. Beshear asks Congress for more Medicaid funding.

TN: Legislators want jailers to check the cells for illegal immigrants.