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the morning cram [poppy season edition]

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While Afghan officials make efforts to fight drug production (a la 11-ton opium bonfire), economic struggles feed the growth of the industry.

NPreports Afghan farmers and businessmen understand the financial encouragement to stay away from the multi-billion dollar industry that pumps heroin into veins all around the world comes from US aid will eventually run out.

Kentucky~ Paducah is working on plans to extend a greenway trail. SIU students are helping with urban renewal in Paducah. Hazel wants their largest antique mall back open. The Boy’s Nation Senators have been chosen. Rep Whitfield is delaying EPA regulations.

Tennessee~ Some progress might be made on Clarksville’s Liberty Park…maybe. All state legislation is now available in full-text online.

the morning cram [houses for sale…CHEAP!! edition]

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The housing market could get worse before it gets better.

NPR reports foreclosed homes that haven’t hit the market yet are ‘lurking in the shadows’ and will further depress housing market numbers.

Kentucky~ If you are traveling on 641 South of Murray, expect lane closures. A jail escapee is back in jail. Obama’s Afghanistan announcement comes as welcome news to many Fort Campbell families. Taiwain has donated storm relief money (so we can buy things made there). The state is expecting a budget surplus for the fiscal year (fingers crossed).

Tennessee~ UT students will pay more next year. Wanna know where Civil War battles happened? (There’s an app. for that).

Illinois~ Lawmakers want to study the tax-climate.

morning cram [you’re hired edition]

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Employers added more than 200,000 jobs last month.

NPR reports it’s the biggest hiring spree in five years.

KENTUCKY~ Prez Obama will hit up Fort Campbell today. Gov Beshear adds Calloway, Christian and Trigg counties to his federal agriculture disaster aid request. FEMA flood damage assessments begin. Parts of LBL reopen. A Hoptown junkyard fire just wouldn’t give up. A Hazel antique mall owner’s lawsuit against the city may soon head to court. Oak Grove has a new Police Chief. OVC Softball: MSU = WKU.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville will vote to ban ‘bath salts’ and other synthetic drugs Monday.

ILLINOIS~ Missouri’s latest Birds Point Levee blasting is supposed to further relieve Mississippi River flooding.  The state has a low-interest loan program for flood victims.

morning cram [stuffed edition]

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“The motivation to take cocaine in the case of a drug addict is probably engaging similar circuits that the motivation to eat is in a hungry person.”

~NPR hears from Yale University brain scientist Ralph DiLeone on the similarities of over-eating and drug addiction.

KENTUCKY~ Police arrest a man who attacked someone with a beer mug. Founders of an area scholarship are honored today. US-60 in McCracken County faces daytime lane restrictions over the next couple days. Several teachers for the deaf and blind are behind the latest lawsuit challenging state furloughs. A lawmaker proposes a law requiring coroners to check on nursing home deaths. NKU founder Dr. Frank Steely will be buried in Hazel Friday. The Commonwealth’s annual Farm Bureau Convention kicks off in Louisville.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s Police force grows by 11 today.

ILLINOIS~ House members approve civil unions (by a hair). IDOT’s website gets an overhaul.

morning cram (1337 edition)

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Yeah… So most of our staff won decently prestigious journalistic honors yesterday.

KY~ That confounded boat is still rankling the Reidland-Farley Fire Dept. A DUI hit and run kills a Guthrie man (on a farm tractor). An antique store owner in Hazel refiles his lawsuit against the city. A new leader emerges at the helm of Todd County’s Health Department! A Bowling Green judge sides with Expedia/Travelocity. After sinking a quarter-mil into an unsuccessful senate bid, Bill Johnson may try for governor. Sec-O-State Tray Grayson has a sizable (campaign fund) package.

TN~ House passes bill extending prison time for armed robbery.

IL~ Police are searching for an armed sex criminal.