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the morning cram [What he really hates is the stuff that gets carried out in his name; Wars. Bigotry. Tebowing.]

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Quick, get to your nearest football field and take a knee! It actually works…

NPR reports Denver pulls out an upset over the Pittsburg Steelers. And yoga classes everywhere incorporate their newest pose: downward facing Tebow.

Kentucky~  Rand Paul is hosting a town hall meeting in Murray. MSU remains undefeated! Two fires break out near USEC Paducah. The University of Pikeville proposal slows under technical scrutiny.   Instant racing is paying off at Kentucky Downs. Gatewood Galbraith’s public memorial has been announced. The new House redistricting plan hit a road block.

Tennessee~ Lamar Alexander wants to express himself.

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morning cram [ceasefire edition]

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Libya’s foreign minister announced an immediate ceasefire today, in response to a United Nations resolution authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect the Libyan people.

NPR reports the announcement is a quick turnaround after Moammar Gadhafi initially defied the move.

KENTUCKY~ Therapists allege the Heath High shooter exaggerates his mental illness. A Murray drywall installer dies in an undetailed Fort Knox accident. Ohio River levels in Paducah begin to recede. Some areas of LBL remain closed (flooded).  State demographics diversify a bit. A (committee) vote on the Medicaid budget could happen at the start of next week. Mining unions back Gov Beshear’s re-bid.

TENNESSEE~ Construction of Clarksville’s upcoming solar panel plant is halfway done. State and federal officials allocate $20mil to build a Mississippi River port in Lake County.

morning cram [summit edition]

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The relationship between China and the U.S. seems to grow more complicated every day, whether the issue is China’s growing military or how to handle North Korea. But there are also persistent economic issues that need to be ironed out as well.

NPR discusses what may come into focus during this week’s summit.

KENTUCKY~ Police yield no arrests in a Hoptown home invasion. Livingston County now has a drug dog on staff. 3 area residents are charged with meth-making. Transportation officials have scheduled a public meeting next to hear about the proposed (and controversial) College Drive widening project. Win a $1.5k scholarship in this creative contest. Top state officials are expected to flock to a transportation conference this week. Some KSU students will roleplay the Civil War. Proposed welfare-state drug testing legislation gains more steam. US Representative Yarmuth: repealing health car law is a waste of time.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County’s latest tax profits are up.  Governor Haslam defends making his administration less transparent, while his predecessors warn his term may not be all smooth-sailing.

ILLINOIS~ A local union holds a press conference today with a pair of state lawmakers.

morning cram [g20 edition]

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NPR reports world leaders are confronted with intensifying friction over currencies and trade at back-to-back summits in Asia aimed at safeguarding the still fragile global recovery.

KENTUCKY~ You can salute veterans tomorrow in Paducah during their parade. Paducah’s portable bathrooms are expected to cost +$17ok and officials vote next week on extending the city limits. A McCracken County jury convicts a bank robber. Two Ballard County escapees are captured in Cairo, IL (hours after breaking out). MSU trounces Freed-Hardeman. State Senator Pendleton of Hopkinsville is in the hospital (again). The University of Louisville kicks off its biggest fundraiser ever.

TENNESSEE~ A Camden couple pleads guilty to a stab and stash. Gov-elect Haslam appoints his top campaign consultant to oversee January’s administration transition.

morning cram [x-drive edition]

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“The finished product weighs just over 700 pounds — far less than a typical compact car — and unlike most other entries in the X Prize competition, it’s not electric or a hybrid.”

~NPR hitches a ride.

KENTUCKY~ A Hopkinsville police officer is hospitalized after overnight wreck. Paducah consultant: 2 hotels better than 1. Murray’s (alleged) home invaders & company will see a Grand Jury next month. Private forest owners affected by the 2009 ice storm can get free consulting from forestry professionals. As furloughs encroach state workers, lawmakers hear their outrage. State golf courses could go private.

TENNESSEE~ A Fort Campbell soldier is charged with threatening a judge on Youtube. Henry County commissioners OK clerk duty swap. Watch Senators probe the US Army Corps of Engineers‘ response to May’s deadly floods (starting @ 9:30am here). A Corps report details their response.

ILLINOIS~ Those blighted pumpkins! (could affect other crops).

morning cram [fishin’ edition]

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“The fishing industry is based mostly in cash, so many cannot provide documented proof of work.”

NPR has more.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah school officials: still no clear idea where to build a new middle school.  2 more Fort Campbell soldiers died in Afghanistan (23 since deployment). A WWII vet is awarded a Bronze Star for a heroic feat 65 years ago. Beshear warns federal lawmakers’ quarreling may endanger the state’s unemployed. VP Biden talks to Louisville General Electric workers.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Marina contractor needs 144 more days to finish excavation work. A hearing to review federal agencies’ flood response is slated for next month. The state finally begins a federal energy rebate program. Bredesen signs the jailer/immigration check into law.

ILLINOIS~ Nuclear producer Honeywell locks union workers out of the plant.  Metropolis passes a 15-year  sewer separation plan after a state EPA mandate.

morning cram (back to work edition)

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jobs = good

KY~ Lake Barkley is near record levels and area flooding could happen. Lake winds could reach 20-30 mph. Trigg County expects water over some roads. Coast Guard eases boating restrictions. US Senate Democratic hopefuls vied for the primary slot in Paducah last night over economy and energy issues. Fort Campbell soldiers take a day off for cleanup.

TN~ Clarksville is wringing out the wet. As flood water recedes, expect to find dead animals. US Senator Alexander wants to question the Corps of Engineers.

IL~ Democrats want to shortchange the pension.