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the morning cram [pawpaw edition]

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The Pawpaw: North America’s forgotten fruit.

NPR reports a long lost tropical-like fruit which grows in our temperate climate is a little known treat found throughout 26 states.

Kentucky~ The Paducah Renaissance Alliance Director quits after two months on the job.   A Caldwell County judge declares a mistrial in the Allison murder case. Rand Paul is making the rounds in the Purchase Region today.  We all need a little help from our friends, says Todd P’Pool.  An accrediting body takes a long, hard look at National College. Senator Paul wants to chat with other Senators about pipeline regulations.

Tennessee~ State Senator Kyle says tweak the lottery, don’t steal from scholarship funds.

Fancy Farm Update with photos – 3:15 p.m.

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Well, many of the national media are heading out the door as Rand Paul and Jack Conway have finished their stumping.

Democrat Jack Conway won the coin toss and elected to go first. His comments, amongst cheers and jeers, focused on accountability. He repeated a phrase connected to Rand Paul, “Accidents Happen.” Conway tied in the BP Oil Spill and the last national election. Near the end of his speech, Conway quoted Bill Clinton, saying, “Nothing’s wrong with America that can’t be fixed with what’s right with America.”

Republican Rand Paul took the stage second again with both hardy cheers and boos. Paul opened his speech by talking about the overwhelmingly long tax code. Volunteers held up eight large red boxes symbolizing the mass of the actual pages of the code. Paul connected Conway with Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, saying they should come to Kentucky and campaign with him. He told the crowd he would reform politics in Washington and make changes Kentuckians need.

After his speech, Rand Paul and many republicans including Senator Mitch McConnell left the Fancy Farm picnic. Many of the audience members are trickling out too.

Political stumping continues with local races. Stay close to the Front Blog for more updates.

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Written by Bec Feldhaus

August 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm