Posts Tagged ‘livingston county’
In the battle of GOP candidates last night, Romney and Perry stood out, and Romney stood tall.
NPR reports that during last night’s GOP debate in Orlando, Florida, Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney may have taken over as the front runner, delivering a blow to Tex. Gov. Rick Perry.
Illinois~ Farms can get federal money.
Tennessee~ The Arts Commish is retiring.
The so-called ‘Gang of Six’ presented their proposal to Senate members yesterday, and hope abounds that it may appeal across party lines.
NPR reports a bi-partisan group of six senators has developed a proposal for raising the debt ceiling, cutting the deficit, and raising revenue that is getting positive reviews across the board.
Kentucky~ Men charged with attempted murder say “it wasn’t me”. Calloway County is getting emergency funds. Homebuyers, Hopkinsville wants you. Many downtown areas look at revitalization. Corn is growing strong.
Tennessee~ International businesses, Clarksville wants you.
Illinois~ Honeywell and union have reached an agreement (WHA?!?!).
Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.
NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.
KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgates. More roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.
“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.
Employers added more than 200,000 jobs last month.
NPR reports it’s the biggest hiring spree in five years.
KENTUCKY~ Prez Obama will hit up Fort Campbell today. Gov Beshear adds Calloway, Christian and Trigg counties to his federal agriculture disaster aid request. FEMA flood damage assessments begin. Parts of LBL reopen. A Hoptown junkyard fire just wouldn’t give up. A Hazel antique mall owner’s lawsuit against the city may soon head to court. Oak Grove has a new Police Chief. OVC Softball: MSU = WKU.
TENNESSEE~ Clarksville will vote to ban ‘bath salts’ and other synthetic drugs Monday.
Rumor and fear are rife in Benghazi.
NPR reports Libyan rebels and citizens whisper of Gadhafi infiltrators: sabotaging, bombing and intent on spreading chaos.
KENTUCKY~ Most of us are living in a newly declared federal disaster area as river levels crest today. Ballard and Carlisle Counties report receding floodwaters. Commercial traffic along the Ohio River is at a standstill. There’s a roadblock set up on US-60 in Livingston County. About 100 McCracken County homes were evacuated yesterday as thousands remain displaced. 3 are dead after a horrific Hickman County wreck. Murray and Calloway County will start picking up your debris next week. GM drops $100mil into Bowling Green’s Corvette plant.
TENNESSEE~ Union City’s Goodyear plant is still closing at the end of the year and some employees are transferring to other states.
The $27 million reward for Osama bin Laden could go unclaimed.
NPR blogs Secretary of State Hilary Clinton wouldn’t comment on the bounty.
KENTUCKY~ Paducah ditches efforts to block flooding at the Julian Carroll/Paducah Expo Centers and river industry companies there cite million$ in expected damages. The rest of Paducah’s floodgates will go up today. Gov Beshear is back today! and will end his tour at the Benton-hosted Regional Emergency Operations Center. Evacuations and inundated farmland abound in Ballard, Carlisle and Fulton counties. GOP AG-hopeful Todd P’Pool has raised $350k (totally).
ILLINOIS~ Some 65% of Alexander County residents have evacuated; both relief shelters near max capacity; officials relieved by levee blasting.