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morning cram [chinese-italian edition]

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“For more than a thousand years, the Italian town of Prato in the heart of Tuscany has been a textile center synonymous with top-quality craftsmanship. Now, it has become home to the largest concentration of Chinese residents in Europe.”

NPR reports on China’s expanding influence in the world.

KENTUCKY ~ Kentucky gets recycling grants, biggest grants are McCracken County and Pennyrile Regional. Paducah commissioner discuss revised (stricter) fireworks ordinance. UK prez signs a contract, will get 500K salary. Conscientious objector charged with child pornography, objector claims discrimination.  General Campbell may get third star.

ILLINOIS ~ Governor signs “landmark” education bill. Illinois state police review charges of racial bias.

TENNESSEE ~ Clarksville city budget set for vote, some concerned about appropriation of funds.  Obion among counties seeking agriculture disaster assistance.

morning cram [honey buzz edition]

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“So why are people so gaga for bees? Well, for starters, there’s renewed interest in the age-old health claims about honey.”

~NPR hears the buzz.

KENTUCKY~ Police nab a man wanted on meth charges and the woman they claim was hiding him. Kentucky State Penitentiary @ Eddyville’s enforcement of visitation restrictions has upset volunteer pastors and inmates. Ownership of Murray’s Glendale Place Senior Living Community may soon change hands. The State Inspector General clears a Madisonville nursing home of wrongdoing in a fire-injury case. Work begins today on Eggner’s Ferry Bridge (expect delays). The mother of former-lawmaker Steve Nunn’s (alleged) victim is suing several Lexington-area community associations.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police fires a former (fraudster) detective. Montgomery County refines how it deals with aggressive dogs.

ILLINOIS~ A man is dead after a shootout with police. A woman finishes an almost 1k-mile swim down the Ohio River. Governor Quinn cuts his staff’s pay after taking flack for giving out raises.

morning cram (strolls edition)

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Do you ever feel like this? Oh! You’re so popular! Too bad this blog isn’t.

KY~ Paducah school officials show off the Middle School’s ill-repair. A public hearing in Oak Grove will explore a betting outfit in their planned mall. Them kids is reading more good. Beshear wants to help/meddle with budget negotiations. Rep. Henley hopes some Calloway County projects will be spared. The House may ban guns (in the House) and will vote on a meth bill. A Senate committee could stiffen the proposed punishment for sexting today.

TN~ Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave closes after a bat comes down with the white nose.

IL~ State cops get the boot.