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the morning cram [The next time I have to come in here I’m crackin’ skulls edition]

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Good News. If you’re ever captured by Somali Pirates, Obama’s got your back, even if you’re Danish!

NPR reports Obama sent in his A-squad to deal with a hostage situation. With their success rate, I think Obama should start using the special forces to deal with all of his problems. Let’s start with a raid on the investment banks.

Kentucky~ The PRA is now a city agency. Here’s to hoping shiny tape will save our Amish from jail.  Cadiz seeks to ban synthetic marijuana. Looks like Kentucky teachers may have to be held back. The Commonwealth considers a tax amnesty plan.

Tennessee~ Titan tire hopes to hire 300 people  by the year’s end.

 

 

the morning cram [I’m your huckleberry edition]

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Head to your corners and come out swinging…

NPR reports Mitt and Newt have decided to duke it out over abortion, well actually they’re letting their Super PAC’s do the dirty work. That’s a bit like asking your wimpy little brother to fight the neighborhood bully.

Kentucky~   Wild winter weather is upon us. Pseudoephedrine is the talk of the day in the General Assembly. The Commonwealth’s education ranking rose substantially.

Tennessee~  Union City officials think effects of the Goodyear plant closing have yet to be felt.

the morning cram [a new beginning edition]

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A new government in Myanmar is making changes…slowly.

NPR reports following a military take over in March, Myanmar is beginning to open itself to the outside world, and claims to be making changes for the good of its people.

The VA is turning its attention to women.

Kentucky~ Another plant is shutting down, this time in Paducah.

Tennessee~ Titan Tire bought the Goodyear plant (does this mean jobs?).

the morning cram [bipartisanship? edition]

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President Obama and Congress worked to pass three bills this week in a rare bipartisan effort.

NPR reports trade deals passed by Congress this weel marked rare bipartisan economic success for President Obama, but the moves aren’t popular among many of his supporters.

Kentucky~ Paducah police busted 14 for drugs and guns. Madisonville Community College has high grad rates.  A Henderson racetrack looks forward to instant racing.   Williams is adding nuclear power to his campaign. Treasurer cand Crosbie has more money to spend.

Tennessee~ Police found more ganja than they realized.

the morning cram [thorough chat-down edition]

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TSA agents are getting chatty with travelers at airports across the country.

NPR reports TSA agents are using conversation as their newest weapon against terrorism. Are you ready for a chat-down?

Kentucky~ Todd P’Pool is on TV! Gov Beshear accepts an invitation to debate. The Gov steals some talent from the AP. Let’s bury those pesky carbon emissions.

Illinois~ Mayor Askew thinks twice about quitting.

Tennessee~ An Obion County sausage maker  pays up for racism.

the morning cram [Harry Potter edition]

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Do you know what a muggle is? Harry Potter fans do.

NPR reports as moviegoers wait in lines that wrap around entire theater buildings for the final Harry Potter release, some struggle to understand the ‘wizardisms’ hardcore fans use in their everyday speech.

Kentucky~ State Police are excepting applications. Too many students are dropping out. A UK professor thinks the state can learn from whatever the debt ceiling solution is.

Tennessee~ An expert says Union City needs a mayor. A Clarksville man involved in a retired coaches death is released from jail.

morning cram [chinese-italian edition]

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“For more than a thousand years, the Italian town of Prato in the heart of Tuscany has been a textile center synonymous with top-quality craftsmanship. Now, it has become home to the largest concentration of Chinese residents in Europe.”

NPR reports on China’s expanding influence in the world.

KENTUCKY ~ Kentucky gets recycling grants, biggest grants are McCracken County and Pennyrile Regional. Paducah commissioner discuss revised (stricter) fireworks ordinance. UK prez signs a contract, will get 500K salary. Conscientious objector charged with child pornography, objector claims discrimination.  General Campbell may get third star.

ILLINOIS ~ Governor signs “landmark” education bill. Illinois state police review charges of racial bias.

TENNESSEE ~ Clarksville city budget set for vote, some concerned about appropriation of funds.  Obion among counties seeking agriculture disaster assistance.

morning cram [transparent edition]

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President Obama famously promised to run the most transparent administration in history.

NPR reports it’s Sunshine Week and security experts are evaluating how well the administration has lived up to that pledge.

KENTUCKY~ A shrink testifies the ’97 Heath High shooter was incompetent during his initial trial. A Calloway County chemical fire yesterday prompted some evacuations. WKU signs on to gladly take Hopkinsville Community College grads. People will comb the roadside (for free) next week. Senate Prez Williams challenges Gov Beshear to a TV word-duel and he also wants to work the special session for free, but House Dems won’t.

TENNESSEE~ Judge decides the Buchanan double murderer should die in prison (from old age). Unemployment in area counties remains well above the state average. Hundreds are expected to descend on Nashville’s Capitol building @ noon to rally for worker’s rights. UT officials up the school system’s minimum wage.

ILLINOIS~ Ohio River water levels are expected to crest Friday. Republicans don’t like Gov Quinn’s latest appointment.

Winter Weather Update

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Thursday, February 10

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet/Google Maps

Road Conditions:
The Kentucky State Police say the site of a multi-vehicle accident involving semi trucks on I-24 has been cleared. Both lanes are now open between KY-917 and the Livingston/Lyon County line. Traffic is moving slowly through the site of the crash.

Many area roads are completely covered with packed snow. Transportation officials recommend only getting out on the roads if absolutely necessary. If you do get out today, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Remember to buckle up, turn on your headlights, and drive slowly. Slow down early when coming to intersections and leave plenty of stopping room ahead of cars in front of you.

Kentucky School Closings:
Ballard County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Christian County, Christian Fellowship, Community Christian Academy, Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Daymar College – Paducah, Eastwood Christian Academy, Easter Seals (opens @ 9am/no buses), Ezell Cosmetology, Fulton City, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Hopkins County, Madisonville Community College (opens @ 9am), Marshall County, Mayfield City, McCracken County, Murray Independent, Murray WATCH Center, New Covenant Academy – Hardin, Northside Baptist Christian, Open Door Christian Academy, Paducah Beauty, Paducah City, St. Joseph – Mayfield, St. Mary, Trigg County, Victory Christian Academy, Webster County, West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

Tennessee School Closings:
Baptist Temple Academy, Clarksville Christian, Clarksville Academy, Henry County, Houston County, Lake County, Montgomery Christian Academy, Montgomery County, Obion County, Paris Special, Stewart County, UT Martin (opens @ 1pm), Weakley County.

Illinois School Closings:
Anna District 37, Cairo, Hardin County, Massac Unit 1, Pope County.

Other Closings:
Ballard County Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Calloway County Public Library (opens @ 11am), Carlisle County Extension Office/Courthouse/Circuit Clerk, Fulton County Circuit Court (opens @ 9am), Fulton County Transit (dialysis only), Hickman County Circuit Clerk/Court, Hickman County Courthouse (opens @ 10am), Land Between the Lakes Offices/Facilities (opens @ 10am), Livingston District Court, Murray-Calloway County Transit (running on snow routes where possible 9 am – 5 pm, Trolley not running), McCracken County Public Library, Paducah Housing Authority (opens @ 10).

Road Condition Links:
Kentucky: http://511.ky.gov/kyhb/main.jsf
Kentucky Transportation on Facebook: District 1, District 2.
Illinois: http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com/pages/wrc.htm
Tennessee: http://ww2.tdot.state.tn.us/tsw/smartmap.htm

Other Important links:
Latest Regional Weather Info:
National Weather Service – Paducah
Our Regional Weather Page: http://www.wkms.org/weather.php

Written by Chris Taylor

February 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

morning cram [smelling light edition]

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Scientists have genetically altered mice to be able to smell light.

~NPR reports the experiments are making us understand precisely how our brains distinguish one odor from another and could lead to breakthroughs in curing diseases.

KENTUCKY~ Two men plead guilty to a Farley drive-by. McCracken Co. Sheriff: Taking campaign signs is illegal. A 6-time Olympic gold medalist will give a guest lecture @ MSU tomorrow night. Not going to be around this election? Cast an absentee ballot. Rand Paul may not debate Conway on KET. Kentucky’s National Guard has exceeded its recruitment goals. Fort Campbell breaks ground for constructing a new chapel. The state sues the EPA over coal permits.

TENNESSEE~ An equestrian horse was found shot at a UT Martin pasture. Montgomery County schools are experiencing an unanticipated influx of elementary students.

ILLINOIS~ USW workers will lose benefits before returning to talks with Honeywell Corp.