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the morning cram [what ignorant, lowdown, slanderizin son of a…edition]

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Things are getting nasty in Florida…and in the Republican Primary as well.

NPR reports the mud slinging between Republican Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich has reached new levels in the Florida primary.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Bridge inspectors bring in an Echoschope, sounds fancy. MSU draws Saint Mary’s in the BracketBuster. KCTCS wants more black students. A soldier’s facing lesser charges now that murder’s off the table. Turkey huntin’ in LBL, get your gun, and boat. Ron Paul wants to give Kentucky a shot. Beshear thinks expanded gaming can happen.

Datebook: May 17 – Lisa Fonssagrives, the first supermodel, turns 100

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Lisa Fonssagrives was a Swedish fashion model, most widely credited as the first supermodel. She was born May 17, 1911 and died February 4, 1992.  Before Fonssagrives came to the United States in 1939, she was already a top model. Her image appeared on the cover of many magazines during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, including Town & Country, Life, Time, Vogue, and the original Vanity Fair. She was reported as “the highest paid, highest praised, high fashion model in the business”. Fonssagrives once described herself as a “good clothes hanger”. Read more about Fonssagrives.

Here’s Datebook for Tuesday, May 17

Surprise the pundits. Vote in today’s Kentucky primary. Polls are open 6 to 6.

The Music Department of the Murray Woman’s Club presents a dinner and entertainment fundraiser, Live, Laugh Love, tonight at 6:30 at the clubhouse, 704 Vine Street. Dinner fare is casserole, salad, rolls, dessert and tea or water for a minimum donation of $8. Proceeds benefit music scholarships.

Life Line Screening of Louisville brings its mobile vascular screening to Murray tomorrow. It will be available at First Presbyterian Church on west Main Street. It costs $149 for Carotid, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease screenings. Advance appointments are necessary at 800-694-8895.

Saturday LBL’s Nature Station hosts A Day for Dogs weather permitting from 9 to noon. There’s a guided hike at 10:30. Dogs must be leashed.

Follow election returns at Thanks!

morning cram [fixin’ leaks edition]

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“Prosecutors are trying to build a case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose website has embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing sensitive diplomatic and military information.”

NPR reports its part of a bigger campaign to shut down leakers.

KENTUCKY ~ Number of registered voters high, turnout for primary expected to be low. Red Cross gives flood recovery update to Paducah commission. FEMA says OK to start cleanup, but document everything if you want reimbursement. State budget has a surplus, but disaster cleanup will gobble it up. The Commonwealth’s population is ch-ch-ch-changin’ in line with national numbers.

TENNESSEE ~ Bill to restrict teachers’ bargaining rights evolves, advances in the House.

Conway defeats Mongiardo in KY Dem Primary

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has won the Democratic Senate primary and will face Rand Paul, the easy winner for the GOP nomination.  With more than 98% of precincts reporting, Conway had 44.3% to Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo’s 42.9%.

From the AP:
Conway defeats Mongiardo in the Kentucky Senate Democratic primary to face Rand Paul in November.

These were the numbers at the time of this announcement:
Conway: 46.71% 188,902
Mongiardo: 40.54% 163,945

Written by Matt Markgraf

May 18, 2010 at 9:06 pm

Incumbents Wins in Hopkinsville, Livingston County, 45th District Judge Primary In

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Hopkinsville Mayoral race results are in:

Dan Kemp – 2,264 votes
Richard Covington – 1,675 votes

Kemp is a one term incumbent.

In the Livingston County Judge Executive’s race:

Chris Lasher (incumbent) – 1,619 votes
Jeff Armstrong – 967
Rebecca Glendening – 308

Lasher has served as Judge-Executive since 2003.

The Race for 45th District Judge (McLean/Muhlenberg) results are in. The candidates with the two highest votes will go on to compete for the judgeship in November.

Muhlenberg County results:
C. Terry Earle (incumbent) – 37%
Brian Crick – 31%
Steve Lamb – 31%

McClean County results:
C. Terry Earle (incumbent) – 18%
Brian Crick – 43%
Steve Lamb – 39%

C. Terry Earle (incumbent) – 32.6%
Brian Crick – 33.6%
Steve Lamb – 33.6&

Written by Angela Hatton

May 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm