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the morning cram [He’s teaching me to change my instincts… or at least ignore them edition]

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The GOP has decided to fight for millionaires, even if they don’t want it.

NPR reports republicans have been railing against the millionaire surtax, but millionaires don’t seem to be against the idea. Maybe someone should tell Republican representatives.

Kentucky~ A Paducah businessman donates solar panels to the new animal shelter. A man tries to rob a Paducah motel with just his finger-gun. The Henderson plastics plant which was home to a fire earlier this week had numerous safety violations.  The Human Rights Commission released its report on discrimination in the Commonwealth.Beshear’s inaugural festivities have been revealed.




the morning cram [bipartisanship? edition]

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President Obama and Congress worked to pass three bills this week in a rare bipartisan effort.

NPR reports trade deals passed by Congress this weel marked rare bipartisan economic success for President Obama, but the moves aren’t popular among many of his supporters.

Kentucky~ Paducah police busted 14 for drugs and guns. Madisonville Community College has high grad rates.  A Henderson racetrack looks forward to instant racing.   Williams is adding nuclear power to his campaign. Treasurer cand Crosbie has more money to spend.

Tennessee~ Police found more ganja than they realized.

the morning cram [rise of Romney edition]

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In the battle of GOP candidates last night, Romney and Perry stood out, and Romney stood tall.

NPR reports that during last night’s GOP debate in Orlando, Florida, Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney may have taken over as the front runner, delivering a blow to Tex. Gov. Rick Perry.

Kentucky~ A Smithland home burned unnoticed for over an hour. There are no jobs in Fulton. Democrats rally in Dixon today.

Illinois~ Farms can get federal money.

Tennessee~ The Arts Commish is retiring.

morning cram [blessed shrimp edition]

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One year ago today, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spewing crude into the Gulf of Mexico.

NPR revisits a Cajun family living on the fragile edge of Louisiana for their community’s annual Blessing of the Fleet: a traditional launch of the shrimp season, where boats get blessed with holy water.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County’s public hearing yesterday for proposed Ohio River coal industry projects is swarmed with input. High winds last night took out some area trees and a few power lines. MSU mulls tuition hikes. Several area high schools hop on WKCTC’s Commonwealth Middle College program. College students learn about binge drinking. A one-vehicle wreck on KY-131/Said Rd proves fatal. I-24 in Lyon County gets blocked by a truck-fire. Police: dental records confirm skeletal remains belonged to a missing Marshall County man.

TENNESSEE~ Gov Haslam’s proposal to cap lawsuit damage$ makes progress. US-641 wreck claims one.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell Corp & USW talks make progress.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU< UE, APSU > Lipscomb, UTM > SIU-C; (Softball) UTM > Belmont x2.

Datebook: March 30 – Robert Bunsen turns 200

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It’s Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah raises laughs and funds for the American Red Cross Recovery efforts in Japan.  Tickets are $10 for Stand-Up for Humanity at 7 p.m. tomorrow featuring local stand-up talent along with headliner and Star Search contestant Tim Northern of Nashville.

The Jackson Purchase Friends of Bluegrass partner with DC Electric Company’s Relay for Life Team in a fundraising fish fry at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Kentucky Opry Building in Draffenville.  After dinner hear bands like The McKendrees and Uncle Mike and the Pea Snappers.  Tickets for the dinner are $7.50 per person.

Near Henderson Audubon State Park’s Annual Wildflower Extravaganza is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There’s a guided wildflower walk at 9 and another at 11.  At noon there’s a wildflower Scavenger Hunt for children ages 3 to 5 with parents.  Another wildflower walk follows at 1 and at 2 p.m. learn about birdscaping, or landscaping to attract birds.

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Datebook: March 18 – Smiley Burnette’s 100th Birthday

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It’s Friday, March 18.

Tomorrow the Paducah Symphony Orchestra performs a concert at First Baptist Church at 2890 Broadway with the pre-concert chat at 7 and music at 7:30.  The program includes Bizet’s Symphony No. 1 and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5.  Tickets are $25 adults, $12.50 students at 270-444-0065.

Hopkinsville’s Parks Department hosts its 2nd Annual Kite Fest tomorrow at 1 p.m. at DeBow Recreational Complex.  See for details.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz presents a comedy dinner theatre with Bill Lepp tomorrow. Lepp is a nationally renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars’ Contest.  The dinner and show are $40 a person.  Call 800-325-1708 for reservations.

Henderson’s Audubon State Park hosts a wilderness survival program for youngsters 10 to 16 tomorrow from noon to 3.  Meet the naturalist at the Audubon Museum. Pre-register at 270-826-2247 – there’s a $5 per child fee.

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Dreams of I-69

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From left to right, I-69 Coordinator Sam Sarvis and Henderson-Henderson Co. Chamber of Commerce President Brad Schneider

Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Schneider was one of several officials from the chamber who attended a conference on bridges in Louisville. The conference’s focus was on the bridge project between Louisville and southern Indiana. Schneider says seeing the way officials in Louisville are planning their bridge will help Henderson officials when they start the I-69 bridge between Henderson and Evansville.

Schneider is part of C-Link, an organization of 12 northwest Kentucky counties, who have banded together to lobby for I-69. He says in 2009, the General Assembly passed the Infrastructure Authority bill, which allows local state entities to fund large infrastructure projects through bonding and toll roads.  Louisville has already formed a coalition to do this, and Schneider says Henderson hopes to follow suit within the next decade.

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Written by Angela Hatton

February 18, 2011 at 3:42 pm