The Front Blog

Conversations from the Four Rivers Region

Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

the morning cram [we don’t usually see this much activity in a dead person edition]

leave a comment »

Breaking News: Zombies interested in more than brains.

NPR reports a new study shows that around 1.8 million dead people are registered to vote in the US.

Kentucky~ One area bridge could have rebuild plans soon, sometime, maybe. Doctors and pharmacists want more from MCO’s. Carville and Matalin talked politics last night at MSU. Nuclear plant workers want compensation for illness (like Incredible Hulk syndrome). Redistricting goes for Supreme consideration. College is the topic on Kentucky Tonight , today.

the morning cram [the shaken, not stirred, edition]

leave a comment »

Syrian regime has “License to Kill” after diplomatic impasse

NPR reports at least 15 dead following government bombings this weekend

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ Thousands of Kentuckians visited the downed Eggners Ferry Bridge.  Emergency management officials say they are better prepared to handle disasters. Two have been arrested in connection to the slaying of a Fort Campbell soldier.  Activists invite lawmakers to a  tea party.

Tennessee~ Six state environmental panels are being reduced to three. A state-wide earthquake drill is set for Tuesday.

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

leave a comment »

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.

the morning cram [Who’s in first? edition]

leave a comment »

A recount shows that Santorum won the Iowa Republican caucus by 34 votes. Somewhere off in the distance Al Gore sheds an empathetic tear.

NPR reports Iowa voters preferred Santorum to Romney. Romney calls the new tally a “virtual tie.” 

Kentucky~ Murray State keeps the winning streak alive.  KY house says they are fine with school bus ads.  Weight enforcement stepped up on western Kentucky bridge.  KY Senate debates redistricting. KY gets new partner in war against prescription drug abusers.

Tennessee~ West Tennessee Port gains international interest.  Three Union City police officers to be fired.

 

the morning cram [You’re smart. I like you… edition]

leave a comment »

Across the world, millions of college and high school students just decided that term paper can wait for another day.

NPR reports Wikipedia has announced they will go offline tomorrow to protest against SOPA and PIPA.

Kentucky~  Graves County man arrested for DUI in buggy crash.  Soldiers return home to Fort Campbell.  Expanded gambling measures may not have enough votes.

Illinois~ Budget plan under scrutiny.

the morning cram [be careful with that phone, lieutenant. In time you could develop a tumor edition]

leave a comment »

If the question is ‘should I post this’ the answer is always no.

NPR reports the pentagon believes insurgents aren’t the real enemy, instead the armed forces need to wage war on cell phone cameras.

Kentucky~   Most area schools kids have the day off! MSU basketball is killing it! The weather is making roads dangerous- be careful out there.  Apparently local Amish didn’t get enough of jail during rumspringa. Other meth laden state officials are offering some advice to the General Assembly.

the morning cram [an intruder in this mystic garden of the deep edition]

leave a comment »

An unexpected discovery at the bottom of the sea in 1977 changed biology.

NPR tells the story of a small crew of oceanographers who found giant 7 foot worms at the bottom of the ocean, changing what biologists believed was necessary to sustain life.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ It’s raining. And the roads are flooded.  Police are looking for a suspect in deadly Trigg County shooting. Paducah Police are looking for a robbery suspect. Gov Beshear is in Marshall County.

Illinois~ Prison work is dangerous.

Datebook: November 16 – First Foreign Salute to the American Flag 235 Years Ago

leave a comment »

On November 16, 1776, American merchant ship USS Andrew Doria entered the harbor of St. Eustatius, a Caribbean island claimed by the Dutch Low Countries. The ship flew the newly designed American flag (without stars at the time). Johan de Graaff, the island’s governor, acknowledged the ship and with an eleven-shot salute from the fort, becoming the first time a foreign power salutes the American flag. The British considered this a flagrant act of provocation and demanded the governor return to Holland to explain himself. In 1781, a British fleet destroyed the merchant port, thus ending trade with the rebels.

It’s Wednesday, November 16

Market House Theatre in Paducah presents the Alfred Hitchcock Classic Thriller with a comic twist: The 39 Steps, again this weekend. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Get tickets online at mhtplay.com.

St. Joseph Catholic School in Mayfield has its Christmas Auction Saturday at the Parish Center next to the school at 112 South 14th Street. Barbecue concessions start at 6 p.m. with the auction at 7. Christmas items, services and goods, artworks, tickets to Lady Antebellum and more are up for bid.

Tomorrow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet holds a public meeting about the widening of U.S. 68/KY 80 in Trigg County. It will be in the Hooks Room of Lake Barkley State Resort Park from 5 to 7 p.m. with written information about the project as well as displays on hand. Information will be at the District 1 Office, 5501 Kentucky Dam Road in Paducah after the meeting.

See this datebook text on the Front Blog at wkms.org. Thanks!

the morning cram [friendly fires edition]

leave a comment »

Local governmental agencies don’t know how to treat the occupy protesters.

NPR reports Mayors across the country are trying to balance respect for the plight of protesters occupying public land and the greater welfare of their cities.

Kentucky~ KYTC wants to tell you about widening KY 68/80.  It looks like most people are avoiding the polls today.  A Kentucky native has been charged with espionage.  Romney wants some of that Kentucky green.

Illinois~ SIU: Teachers gotta eat too.

Tennessee~  Haslam tosses around the idea of school vouchers.

the morning cram [the millennials edition]

leave a comment »

Will first time voters come through for Obama in 2012?

NPR reports President Obama rode into the White House on the support of “Millennial” voters, but their loyalty may be wavering.

We get an extra hour on Sunday (but I’m saving mine for Monday).

Kentucky~  A Graves County teacher is arrested for allegedly sleeping with a student. Barkley bridge work will go on through the weekend. The Breeders Cup begins today. Gov Beshear will begin his final surge. Utilities could go up.