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morning cram [conflicting signals edition]

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The Obama administration says with one hand it will enforce the Defense of Marriage Act in order to preserve a legal case for Congress to defend it; but on the other hand, it would tell the courts the law is unconstitutional.

NPR reports this sends conflicting signals.

KENTUCKY~ Graves County’s Amish community buries four children who drowned last week. Mayfield’s Police Chief resigns. Police nab a pair of (alleged) pharmacy burglars. A state audit uncovers the possible misuse of public funds by a Livingston County official, despite previous warnings. Fulton County/City Schools officials ponder merging. A couple of manslaughter convicts get prison time. Two KSP troopers are on leave after shooting a Webster County suspect. Legislation that overhauls the state’s criminal code passes both houses. Governor Beshear wants to let large insurance companies keep spending a good chunk of premiums on non-medical care costs.

TENNESSEE~ Governor Haslam scoffs at reasoning behind better state worker benefits despite lower pay. Senators pass a new ‘guns @ work‘ bill.

morning cram [stop time edition]

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After an almost three-week break, the Senate is back in session today where official legislative time has ground to a halt in order for Democrats to propose changes to the rules.

NPR reports today is actually January 5th (in the chamber).

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County moves to sue Paducah over its latest land grab. Calloway Circuit Court hears a load of guilty pleas in several cases: shooting, DUI-fatality and home invasion. Transportation officials are hosting a public meeting tonight in Madisonville over a controversial road-widening proposal. Area schools ponder how to make-up snow days. A UofL panel discussion recommends politicians should avoid divisive rhetoric. Some 1k Fort Campbell soldiers are due home this week.

TENNESSEE~ A newly introduced bill would allow school districts to ignore teacher’s unions. In Men’s Basketball: UTM > SIU-E.

ILLINOIS~ Metropolis wants to license local strippers.

morning cram [foreclosed edition]

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With well over a million homes being repossessed, this year is shaping up to be a record-breaker for US foreclosures.

~NPR reports investigations are mounting looking into allegations some of the country’s largest banks committed fraud.

KENTUCKY~ A Murray murder case will be discussed today. MSU’s Randy Dunn almost makes it into the top 5 UT presidential candidates.  Madisonville discovers it has some bugs in its bed. A Smithland woman is circulating a petition to allow restaurant alcohol sales.  The US-45 Ohio River Bridge will be down to one lane for part of today. Dawson Springs is delaying a decision about tax incentives for bringing in an Owensboro chemical company. Ex-Prez Bill Clinton will stump for Jack Conway @ UK next week. Health officials: the flu’s here.

TENNESSEE~ d TVA adds more Kansas wind farms to its renewable energy portfolio. Ag officials: pasture conditions are bad, but harvest is way ahead of schedule.