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the morning cram [falling sky edition]

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A bus-sized satellite will plummet to Earth this week. Where it will land is anyone’s guess.

NPR reports a large NASA research satellite that lost its orbit will come falling to the earth sometime this week. You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than being hit by it though.

Kentucky~ A Graves County man is arrested for alleged roofies and rape. Paducah is bringing the past into the future. Mayfield elementary is energy efficient. The Medicaid overhaul is on hold. Fort Campbell will work on emergency drills.

Tennessee~ The Clarksville vets nursing home has found a home.

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the morning cram [spare rib edition]

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A T-Rex is now united with a long lost rib.

NPR reports the first complete Tyranasaurus Rex skeleton discovered in 1902 has been without a rib since the second world war. That is until now.

Western Kentucky and Tennessee are eyeing river port development.

Kentucky~ A fatal accident closed I-24 in McCracken yesterday. A Judge says kidnapping case stays in McCracken. If you need eye surgery, an optometrist can do it.

Illinois~ Those who were adopted will be able to see their original birth certificate. There are more poor people in the state. Gov Quinn says casinos could hurt education. Lt Gov Simon says she opposes utility rate increases.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville women’s clinic is getting bigger. Harwell hit back on voter ID comments.

the morning cram [medical merger edition]

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Two health care giants have merged. How could that affect you?

NPR reports last month’s merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Services will give someone the power to greatly affect your pocketbook.

Kentucky~ A Trigg County Amish man was killed by farm equip. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Dept is gettin some money. Stumbo says we need to keep an eye on doctors. The First Lady is celebrating green schools. An appeals court rejects former soldier convicted of rape and murder. State ACT scores are low (insert dumb Kentuckians joke here).

Illinois~ Gov Quinn says new leg maps are fine. Bird’s Point residents are mad about new levee plans.

Tennessee~ A Clarksville man may have been murdered. Kids are in better shape in the state.

the morning cram [high school drop-out edition]

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Many students drop-out regardless of interventions.

NPR reports that despite concerted efforts to keep some students from dropping out of school, many do so anyway.

Kentucky~ Paducah will take funds for the Greenway trail. Paducah also gets a new Renaissance Director. A Henderson County man is charged in paper carrier death. A Murray State football player is headed to the NFL. A man escaped jail and the immigration police (sneaky, sneaky). State politicians disagree on the US debt crisis solution (you don’t say). Officials debate the rights of the homeless to vote, though most don’t anyway.

Tennessee~ Clarksville school’s will be rezoned. Reelfoot Lake advertises its sunsets (they must be pretty).

the morning cram [massive dust storm edition]

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A massive 50-mile wide dust storm enveloped Phoenix yesterday evening.

NPR reports a giant dust storm rolled into Phoenix yesterday evening reducing visibility to zero, and shutting down the city.

Kentucky~ A missing Marshall County woman has been found. Some students might have to get more vaccines. Farmers in counties bordering Illinois could get assistance due to storms. The Farmworker Agency garnered a $1.2 million grant.

Tennessee~ Two Nashville men who killed a Fort Campbell soldier have been sentenced. A father and son are stable after a serious boating accident. A man involved with one Clarksville pharmacy robbery has been arrested.

the morning cram [tricky politicians edition]

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Many politicians take “full responsibility” for their actions. But what does that mean?

NPR reports most politicians claim to take full responsibility for mistakes they have made, however this means little.

Kentucky~ The weather is hot, really hot! FEMA held a meeting to explain why you can’t repair your house yet.  A Paducah liquor store opposes new liquor sales. Nunn is placed in protective custody after a jail house beating. A report says coal mines aren’t compliant with federal regulations.

Tennessee~ Montgomery County residents are now eligible for flood related unemployment funds.

Community Foundation of West Kentucky establishes West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund

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Click here to see our coverage of flood recovery updates across the region.

From the Community Foundation of West Kentucky –

May 5, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

www.cfwestky.org

West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund

In response to the recent flooding in our area, the Community Foundation of West Kentucky has set up the West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund.  This unrestricted fund will provide grants to nonprofit agencies, religious organizations and governmental entities that provide long-term disaster recovery assistance to the people of West Kentucky and Massac County, Illinois. 100% of the money received will be used to help our region recover.

The West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund is not meant to replace the efforts of first responders.  We encourage giving to those groups providing immediate assistance like the Red Cross, United Way, Salvation Army, and others.

Recovery efforts after a natural disaster may take years.  The Community Foundation will serve as a conduit to receive donations and disburse grants to aid long-term recovery.  The Community Foundation will establish a volunteer advisory committee which will work with local leaders and experts to determine the areas of greatest need.  The committee will analyze each disaster and decide the best use of available resources.  The West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund will have the flexibility to grant to first responders proactively and then to other organizations through a grant application process.  The advisory committee will encourage collaboration among organizations to remedy unmet needs.  Grants from the Fund will be distributed to nonprofit organizations and government agencies, not to individuals.  The Fund will only be used for provision of direct services to the people of West Kentucky and Massac County, Illinois.  Direct services may include housing, food, household items, cleanup and other areas of need to be determined by the committee.  Recipients of grants will be organizations that have established systems in place to assess needs and get help to disaster victims.  Organizations who receive grants will be required to provide reports confirming the grants were used for their intended purpose.

The Community Foundation of West Kentucky will devote a page on their website for disaster recovery.  This page will list the grants given from the fund as well as links to organizations providing direct services to people in need.

To make a donation to the West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund, send a check payable to the Community Foundation of West Kentucky, P. O. Box 7901, Paducah, KY  42002.  Please note West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund in the memo section. The Community Foundation of West Kentucky is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are fully deductible under the limits of the law.

If you wish to make another type of donation or if you have questions, contact the Community Foundation of West Kentucky at (270) 442-8622 or toll free at (855) 442-8623.  Our email address is info@cfwestky.org.

www.cfwestky.org

Click here to see our coverage of flood recovery updates across the region.