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the morning cram [no new taxes…ever edition]

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Stephen Colbert discovers Grover Norquist would sacrifice his grandmother to fire ants before approving a tax increase.

NPR reports the GOP has long resolved to refuse tax increases, while Democrats continue to crow over what are thought to be “chinks” in the no-new-tax armor.

Kentucky~ The McCracken County Jail is looking to improve security. Amtrak in Fulton might pick you up at home soon. There will be lanes closed on I-24 starting next week. Brent Burke has been released. There are more fireworks stands this year. Elderly are targeted for a “grandparent scam”.

Illinois~ Gov Quinn needs to create a new budget.

the morning cram [New Orleans target practice edition]

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Trials are set to begin tomorrow for New Orleans policemen charged with killing two during Katrina aftermath.

NPR reports that six years after the alleged police brutality incident, trials will finally begin for officers charged in largest police abuse case in modern New Orleans history.

Kentucky~ The Lake Barkley State Park Beach is closed because of floods and e-coli. Western Kentucky farms are now eligible for flood assistance. Brent Burke is expected to be released today.

Tennessee~ Many state schools could see pay raises.

morning cram [$27 million edition]

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The $27 million reward for Osama bin Laden could go unclaimed.

NPR blogs Secretary of State Hilary Clinton wouldn’t comment on the bounty.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah ditches efforts to block flooding at the Julian Carroll/Paducah Expo Centers and river industry companies there cite million$ in expected damages. The rest of Paducah’s floodgates will go up today. Gov Beshear is back today! and will end his tour at the Benton-hosted Regional Emergency Operations Center. Evacuations and inundated farmland abound in Ballard, Carlisle and Fulton counties. GOP AG-hopeful Todd P’Pool has raised $350k (totally).

ILLINOIS~ Some 65% of Alexander County residents have evacuated; both relief shelters near max capacity; officials relieved by levee blasting.

morning cram [wedded royals edition]

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“Prince William and Kate Middleton are now man and wife. The ceremony was watched by millions around the world as the two were wed at Westminster Abbey.”

NPR has wedding pictures.

KENTUCKY ~ CPE allows more tuition hikes at colleges and universities; expert says education becoming unattainable. Governor requests presidential disaster declaration for western Kentucky. Attorney General Conway says blowing Missouri levee would protect Hickman, KY. Graves Co. High School students serve their community. 

TENNESSEE ~ The city of Clarksville may ban synthetic drugs (aka “bath salts”). TBI says crime is down for third straight year in the state.

morning cram [floozy edition]

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Nashville, TN’s Magdalene program offers prostitutes an opportunity to get drug-free and off the streets.

NPR reports the program’s housing, therapy and a self-sustaining small business allow the women it serves to heal, make money and gain respect.

KENTUCKY~ Torrential overnight rain adds to flood worries (no additional damage reports). Gov Beshear sends in some sandbagging troops after warning about price gougers. WKMS surveys Calloway County storm damage from the air. A landslide in Lyon County has been partially cleared from KY-93.  Madisonville OKs Sunday alcohol sales (+tax). Richie Farmer ponies up his furlough money to charity. US Rep Whitfield tours the region today.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County schools are off to a late start. Jostens Publishing in Clarksville expects to add +200? jobs.

Datebook: Rob Roy turns 340

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It’s Monday, March 7.

The award-winning vocal band,  Chapter 6, performs at the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville tonight at 7:30.  The a capella ensemble vocally creates all the instruments, percussion and harmonies of jazz/pop standards.  Tickets are $20 plus a $3 fee.  The Alhambra’s at 507 South Main.

Living Well with diabetes classes are to be offered in Fulton County starting Wednesday, then continuing the 16th, 23rd, and 30th, from 9:30 to noon each day.  Free Classes will be at the Fulton County Extension Office at 2114 South Seventh Street in Hickman.  Pre-register at 270-236-2351.  Learn about managing diabetes as a patient and as a caregiver.

Murray State’s Small Business Development Center offers an evening seminar “Essentials for starting your own small business” tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.  Register today at 270-809-2856.  The seminar is at the Regional Business and Innovation Center at 926 North 16th at the corner of its intersection with Highway 121.

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Written by Matt Markgraf

March 7, 2011 at 10:28 am

morning cram [gooold! edition]

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NPR‘s Planet Money recently invested in a toxic asset. The experiment didn’t go so well and the asset lost about half its value. All the while, the price of gold has been going through the roof. So they decided to buy gold with the left over funds to see what happens.

KENTUCKY~ An 11-year-old Hopkinsville boy succumbs to his injuries in a bicycle vs. car accident. 2nd-district Senate candidates Bob Leeper and Rex Smith sparred in a debate early yesterday morning. 5 area counties receive $680k in federal funding for planning/development. A federal judge declares Heath High shooter Michael Carneal deserves a full appeal hearing. MSU hosted Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Ed Whitfield yesterday; supporters call Paul a “real American”. Governor Beshear heads to India.  A federal judge postponed a trial for a woman accused of burning down her Fort Campbell home that killed 2 of her children.