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the morning cram [the could have had it all edition…]

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…and she has it all. Adele sweeps the Grammys, winning all six categories she was nominated for.

NPR reports the singer dominated the awards show, performing for the first time following throat surgery last year.

Kentucky~ Say good-bye to warm weather: winter storms are coming this way.  An Amish man’s heartfelt letters sway state lawmakers (when not busy challenging health reform). Managed care operators fumble early on after taking over Mediciad. The Murray State Racers bounce back. A series of pharmacy thefts worry business owners. The Delta-Mariner is due for repairs in Paducah.

 

the morning cram [you’re so money and you don’t even know it edition]

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The Big Easy is making a comeback!

NPR reports New Orleans is enjoying an influx of start-ups. Good music, oysters and successful business opportunities anyone?

Kentucky~    Officials are investigating a Marshall County wreck involving a police cruiser. The State Board of Elections fired its director.  A Graves County Board of Education member is running for a State House seat. Beshear is doubling down on expanded gambling. The Governor says the state needs to tighten its purse strings.

Illinois~  The state is getting a  $15M performance bonus for its work with uninsured children .

the morning cram [I’m kind of a big deal edition]

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The Super-committee’s lack of movement has everyone scrambling to keep  their funding.

NPR reports the pentagon may have the purse straps tightened more than expected. So now officials are puffing out their chests and strutting in order to prove their worth.

Kentucky~ A trial date has been set in the Jerry Wayne Walker case. There’s a lot of good looking burley this year.  The lead lawyer in the fen-phen trials is fired from the Kentucky Bar Association.

Illinois~ Quinn says there’s not that much cash in gambling expansion.

Tennessee~ State budget talks continue. The Feds are sending more money to clean up meth labs.

the morning cram [campsite scalper edition]

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Scalpers sell tickets to ball games, concerts, and… campsites?

NPR reports demand for campsites in popular destinations such as Yosemite National Park have led scalpers to buy-up reservations and sell them online for a tidy profit.

New jobs are on the horizon in Kentucky and Tennessee in the auto industry.

Kentucky~ A new plant could create jobs in McCracken County.  6 people died on roadways during the holiday weekend. JP Morgan is the state’s new banker. Senator Paul says the debt situation could be worse. The state’s waterways could provide more jobs in the future. Gov Beshear wants to discuss Medicaid.

Tennessee~ Many arrests were made for drunken boating during the holiday. An airport in the northwest portion of the state could help economic development. Gov Haslam wants to discuss teacher accountability programs.

the morning cram [no mo’ NATO edition]

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NATO faces a “dim, if not dismal” future.

NPR reports Sec. Robert Gates questions the viability of the decades old military alliance in his last policy speech.

Kentucky~ Some Paducah residents feel they aren’t as important as others. An accused stalker in Fort Campbell has charges dismissed. Paducah/McCracken County residents might be able to vote on a merger, but not yet.  Medicaid could be handled by private companies in the future. The state has issued grants to help farmers, and eradicate fat kids.

Tennessee~ Clarksville’s mayor says she doesn’t want any tax hikes. The state finance commissioner says the state state is doing well.

morning cram [budget battle edition]

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As Republicans and Democrats sort out who won and who lost in a last-minute deal to keep the government running, the next phase of budget wrangling ensues.

NPR reports the deal now needs full congressional approval this week.

KENTUCKY~ 85 local nursing home residents may be forced to moved. A McCracken County Jail inmate died, sparking an investigation. Police: Paducah dad and toddler missing. McCracken County’s new emergency HQ should be built by September. The University of Florida won this weekend’s FLW College Tourney on Kentucky Lake. The state forks over $9mil to its lowest performing schools.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville woman faces child neglect charges for (allegedly) leaving her kids in a hot car.

OVC SPORTS~ (Baseball) MSU < JSU, UTM > SIU-E, APSU > EKU; (Softball) MSU > APSU, UTM > MhSU.

morning cram [countdown to shutdown] edition

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“A partial shutdown of the U.S. government appeared increasingly imminent Tuesday as White House talks between President Obama and congressional leaders ended — publicly, at least — in stalemate.”

NPR reports Congress, the Senate, and President Obama remain in talks ahead of a possible shutdown Friday.

KENTUCKY ~ Kentucky’s auditor says nonprofit half-way house organization isn’t transparent. The Senate caucuses in Frankfort today to continue Medicaid talks; House won’t participate.  Death penalty still legal, but the state faces major obstacles to carrying out a sentence.  A Lexington judge refuses to dismiss the trial of a Rand Paul volunteer accused of stomping on a liberal activist. Former WKU president Downing dies at 89. AT&T announces 3G (finally) in Calloway County.

TENNESSEE ~ House approves photo ID at polls bill; Senate approved it in February. Clarksville City Council overhauls local election procedures. Ned McWherter will have funeral services in Nashville and Dresden.