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

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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 [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 [dengue fever edition]

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Mosquitoes are mostly just annoying, though some carry disease.

NPR reports the city of Iquitos, Peru has become a giant, open-air lab for the study of dengue fever spread by mosquitoes.

Kentucky~ 200 temp jobs will be available in western Kentucky for flood clean-up. The trial for an accused baby smotherer has been postponed. A Paducah man is arrested for making meth. A state program is helping college drop-outs get back into school. Police may not arrest you for your minor crime anymore (but you will get a fine).

Tennessee~ Gov Haslam signed a bill to extend unemployment benefits.

Illinois~ It’s Superman celebration time in Metropolis.

morning cram [hot money edition]

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With the US and other first-world economies deep in debt and growing sluggishly, most of the world’s economic expansion is now coming from developing nations.

NPR reports many of those nations are safeguarding against a ‘hot money’ bubble.

KENTUCKY~ Those sirens you heard this morning were only a test. The thousand-plus acres surrounding Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant could soon become publicly accessible. Official: Murray Hospital’s smoke-free policy is ‘unenforcible‘. A Marshall County man gets 10 years for DUI/manslaughter. Hopkinsville hires a new High School football coach. A proposed law that would make many cold meds require a prescription fails. The General Assembly could actually hammer out a Medicaid budget deal today. One lawmaker thinks in a couple years the Commonwealth can handle reforming its tax system.

TENNESSEE~ Henry County indicts the Buchanan double-murder suspect. UT’s faculty senate opposes legislation that would allow staff to carry handguns.

morning cram [loopholes edition]

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Lawmakers want to close a tax loophole for hedge fund wizards and real estate kings to pay for job creation and family tax breaks. More @ NPR.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah gets all big-brotherly this week (installing new surveillance cameras). A Kevil methlab bust leads to 5 arrests. Controversial policies at the McCracken County Clerk’s office may be conversation at tonight’s fiscal court meeting. A worker discovers asbestos in Reidland’s State Highway office. Free trade-skill training coming to Owensboro soon. Rand Paul certifies himself. The Kentucky Arts Council gets $850k.

TENNESSEE~ Stewart County High’s senior quarterback dies in an ATV accident.

meth country

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is circulating photos of a Coca-Cola bottle found in Benton, KY they say was used as a “ generator” in the manufacture of methamphetamine and contains hazardous chemicals such as sulfuric acid.

This kind of toxic junk is increasingly turning up, as the EPIDEMIC continues to intensify.  And juss a wemindah: meff’s bad fuh ya healff.

Written by Chris Taylor

March 30, 2010 at 9:34 am

Meth Labs Increase in 2009, Stats

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The number of methamphetamine labs found in Kentucky has reached record high levels. The Kentucky State Police report officials busted 716 meth labs last year. That’s a sixty percent increase from 2008. Hopkins County had the highest total with 13.

KSP Trooper John Hawkins said many meth producers slip by because police don’t have the manpower to proactively investigate every possible meth complaint. Hawkins said the KSP supports a bill making its way through the General Assembly that would put greater restrictions on some of the ingredients used to make meth. The measure (SB 211) passed the Senate unanimously last week and awaits action in the House.

A complete list of labs by county and a list of arrests by county for 2009  is below. The information is courtesy of the KSP.

2009 Meth Lab Busts
(Note: Jefferson County had an additional ~60)

NAME Count
Boone 2
Campbell 1
Kenton 7
Pendleton 3
Gallatin 0
Bracken 0
Grant 3
Carroll 0
Mason 1
Greenup 0
Trimble 0
Owen 1
Lewis 0
Robertson 0
Henry 1
Harrison 0
Oldham 1
Fleming 0
Carter 1
Boyd 0
Scott 0
Nicholas 0
Rowan 0
Jefferson 91
Franklin 0
Bourbon 0
Shelby 0
Bath 1
Lawrence 0
Elliott 1
Fayette 2
Meade 3
Montgomery 0
Woodford 0
Spencer 2
Anderson 1
Morgan 1
Bullitt 43
Clark 0
Menifee 0
Breckinridge 5
Hardin 28
Johnson 1
Jessamine 0
Hancock 0
Nelson 9
Henderson 10
Mercer 7
Martin 4
Powell 0
Daviess 37
Madison 14
Washington 1
Union 5
Magoffin 1
Wolfe 0
Estill 2
Garrard 2
Floyd 2
Pike 0
Ohio 7
Larue 1
Marion 1
Lee 0
Boyle 3
Breathitt 2
McLean 0
Webster 1
Lincoln 3
Grayson 16
Jackson 6
Hopkins 13
Casey 1
Crittenden 0
Owsley 0
Rockcastle 5
Knott 0
Taylor 0
Green 0
Hart 6
Perry 3
Livingston 2
Muhlenberg 3
Butler 7
Caldwell 0
Pulaski 44
Clay 0
Edmonson 10
Laurel 67
Leslie 3
Adair 2
Letcher 0
Ballard 1
McCracken 3
Warren 31
Russell 2
Lyon 0
Metcalfe 4
Barren 28
Christian 2
Todd 7
Logan 7
Marshall 5
Knox 7
Harlan 1
Trigg 1
Wayne 23
Whitley 3
Carlisle 0
McCreary 3
Bell 2
Graves 0
Cumberland 2
Allen 15
Simpson 1
Clinton 5
Monroe 5
Hickman 0
Calloway 0
Fulton 0
   
METH ARRESTS BY COUNTY, 2009
   
County Arrests
ADAIR 2
ALLEN 9
ANDERSON 5
BARREN 40
BELL 2
BOONE 6
BOURBON 1
BOYD 2
BOYLE 14
BREATHITT 6
BRECKINRIDGE 1
BULLITT 27
BUTLER 24
CALDWELL 4
CALLOWAY 8
CAMPBELL 1
CARLISLE 1
CARROLL 2
CASEY 3
CHRISTIAN 24
CLAY 39
CRITTENDEN 1
CUMBERLAND 4
DAVIESS 73
EDMONSON 18
ELLIOTT 4
ESTILL 1
FAYETTE 2
FRANKLIN 1
FULTON 3
GALLATIN 3
GARRARD 3
GRANT 20
GRAVES 4
GRAYSON 25
GREENUP 3
HARDIN 29
HARLAN 3
HART 51
HENDERSON 22
HENRY 3
HOPKINS 49
JACKSON 28
JEFFERSON 70
JOHNSON 29
KENTON 9
KNOX 1
LARUE 8
LAUREL 106
LESLIE 5
LINCOLN 12
LIVINGSTON 7
LOGAN 21
MADISON 7
MARION 4
MARSHALL 19
MARTIN 9
MASON 7
MCCRACKEN 19
MCCREARY 13
MCLEAN 3
MEADE 15
MERCER 5
METCALFE 12
MONROE 6
MONTGOMERY 1
MORGAN 4
MUHLENBERG 50
NELSON 4
OHIO 54
OLDHAM 2
OWSLEY 3
PENDLETON 10
PIKE 1
PULASKI 48
ROCKCASTLE 17
ROWAN 2
RUSSELL 1
SHELBY 2
SIMPSON 8
SPENCER 12
TODD 17
TRIGG 3
TRIMBLE 1
UNION 15
WARREN 78
WASHINGTON 2
WAYNE 54
WEBSTER 2
WHITLEY 4
WOLFE 1

Written by Angela Hatton

March 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm