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the morning cram [cheap drugs edition]

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Many big name, expensive drugs are going generic as they reach the ‘patent cliff’.

NPR reports many big name, big money drugs like Lipitor and Nexium are reaching the ‘patent cliff’ and will soon be available in generic versions.

Kentucky~ Paducah honors black Civil War soldiers. Oak Grove parents drop pointless lawsuit. Sec of State candidates differ on photo id law. Williams/Farmer hit the road.

Tennessee~ Montgomery man saves bald eagle.

morning cram [essential] edition

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“In Washington, D.C., and at federal agencies across the country, the big question employees are asking on the eve of a possible government shutdown is: Am I essential or not? Workers and agencies that are deemed essential will be kept on the job if a shutdown occurs.”

NPR reports on who will stay and who will stay home.

KENTUCKY ~ The special session is really over this time; Senate President promises no overage pay. Trigg County is working to pass stricter adult business codes. Recent surveys show food is more expense. Paducah hosts a transportation summit, plans to discuss Panama Canal. A teenage girl gets charged as an adult in Evrard kidnapping and murder case. Rand Paul says Obama’s military action was a power violation; Mitch McConnell promises to talk about it. An Oak Grove man dies from strangling; assailant says it was a sleeper hold.

TENNESSEE ~ A former youth pastor gets a post-trial diversion for statutory rape. New funding rules could mean less money for some Clarksville nonprofits, more for others.

morning cram [surreal edition]

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Foreign journalists in Libya are facing increased government pressure.

NPR hears how the media’s situation in Tripoli has become ever more sinister and weird.

KENTUCKY~ Earlington voters end prohibition. A 5-car wreck this morning shut down KY-58. McCracken County authorities search for a knife-wielding robber. MSU’s Curris Center will be back open today after things got a little steamy. The Madisonville-North Hopkins County High School band is invited to play @ New York’s Carnegie Hall. Oak Grove’s longtime police chief gets fired. The (acclaimed) editor of the Madisonville Messenger is retiring. Lower temps may stave off some tree pollen-caused allergies. The state will pick up your tab if you take the GED.

TENNESSEE~ A Houston County fire station burns to the ground (irony!?). One proposed bill wants to add an extra tax to soft drink sales, and another wants to protect teachers (who allow students to decry theories of evolution).

BASEBALL~ MSU > SIU; UTM < Vandy.

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morning cram [debris edition]

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Before Haiti is able to rebuild it must remove tons of rubble left behind by last year’s devastating earthquake. 

NPR hears how some Haitians aren’t waiting for the government to clear the debris: They’re freeing their communities using hand-cranked machines.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah will hold a public hearing about building a proposed electrical substation in front of Coleman Place and the Police Department shows off its new bookkeeping software. Bardwell city officials put off voting on a proposed payroll tax. A Hopkins County ex-Magistrate declines being the new Community Development Director there. Murray could get a skate park @ Chestnut this summer. Four charged in connection to a Murray home invasion will be back in court by the end of the month. Who is the Commonwealth’s first woman to file to run for a state office? KET joins the fight to prevent cuts to federal funding for public broadcasting. Gov. Steve Beshear is comfortable with people carrying guns into the state Capitol. Oak Grove’s Police Chief is reinstated.

TENNESSEE~ Farmers are using social media to promote agritourism to their farms. Paris’ Dana Corp. expects to add 25 new jobs to its workforce.

ILLINOIS~ Whether or not the state abolishes the death penalty is now up to Gov. Pat Quinn.

Christian County

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County: Christian

UNOFFICIAL FINAL RESULTS

No. of Precincts Reporting: 44

CITY RACES

HOPKINSVILLE

Mayor

Dan Kemp (I): 5439

Walter Shamble : 1443

Ward 5

Charlie Henderson (D): 4510

Jason McCraw (I) : 2040

Ward 8

Pam Neely (R): 3492

Marby Schlegel (D): 3645

Ward 10

Robert Criswell (R): 2782

Jimmy Dossett (D): 4021

OAK GROVE

Mayor

Dan ‘Bikeman’ Potter (I): 288

Bea Burt: 150

PEMBROKE

Mayor

Paulette W. Stewart: 150

Hershell ‘Bill’ Watkins: 81

COUNTY RACES

ALL PRECINCTS

Sherriff

Chuck Inman (R): 5917

Lewis Leavell, Jr. (D): 8250

Coroner

Jane McKnight (R): 5392

Dorris Lamb (D): 8695

PVA

John Schmitt (R): 5258

Angie Strader (D) (I): 8844

Written by Jacque E. Day

October 28, 2010 at 12:56 pm

morning cram [stevens’ regret edition]

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The 90-year-old justice retired this summer. During a lengthy and wide-ranging interview, John Paul Stevens says he regrets one vote: his 1976 vote to uphold the death penalty.

~NPR has more.

KENTUCKY~ Demolition work begins @ Paducah’s Big E. The city of Oak Grove sues Christian County‘s Board of Education. An MSU student dies in a fatal weekend car wreck. A local union and the environmental cleanup company ink a 4-year Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant contract. Another Fort Campbell hero dies in an IED attack. State education officials meet this week to figure out how to change the state’s assessment system. Jack and Rand star in a nationally televised Fox News debate.

TENNESSEE~ A sleeping teen driver hits/kills Clarksville man. The Bill/Melinda Gates Foundation throws over a quarter-million dollars to the state’s Chamber of Commerce to increase college completion rates. Democratic candidate for governor McWherter says (if necessary) he would change up how much the state’s lottery goes to scholarships.

OVC SPORTS~ (Football) MSU < JSU, UTM > TTU. (Soccer) MSU = APSU, UTM > JSU.

morning cram [very light car edition]

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The future of fuel-efficient cars top the 100 miles per gallon mark. This week, the Edison2 team is being rewarded with half of the technically prestigious $10 million X Prize.

~NPR takes a ride in a very light car.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah rocks out on an insurance safety test. Beshear announces another major industrial tax break (in Calvert City). State Police arrest a man for zooming around like a cop. An MSU sophomore is the OVC’s Golfer of the Week. Oak Grove’s mayor removed his opponent from the tourism board for wearing a campaign T-shirt at a public festival. Even though 63 new KSP troopers graduate this week, the Commonwealth is still short some 150.  Dentists keep getting older.

TENNESSEE~ A Clarksville hotel employee finds out the hard way seeing-eye dogs are not ‘pets’. Bredesen divvies up $15mil for statewide highway law enforcement.

ILLINOIS~ Free fishing Saturday!