Posts Tagged ‘ohio river’
Authorities report at least 89 people have died in the southwest Missouri city of Joplin after a massive tornado blasted through with cataclysmic force.
NPR details the disaster.
KENTUCKY~ McCracken County officials will vote tonight to decide if proposed coal facilities on the Ohio River will become a reality. A high-speed chase through Marshall and McCracken ends in suicide. MSU ups its tuition rate$. The state gears up to redraw voting district lines. You can get your GED test for free (limited time offer). GOP candidate for governor David Williams holds a rally/attacks Gov Beshear. Cops’ campaign reminds drivers that seat belts save lives.
TENNESSEE~ FEMA assigns $5mil for disaster aid.
ILLINOIS~ The state Treasurer claims the state is facing financial apocalypse.
OVC BASEBALL~ MSU > TTU, APSU > UTM.
Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.
NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.
KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgates. More roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.
Most high school students are chronically tired from juggling school, sports, homework, chores, friends and family.
NPR hears how the typical high school senior gets less than seven hours of sleep on school nights, but they need a great deal more.
KENTUCKY~ The Ohio River Bridge (Wickliffe-Cairo) is back open. McCracken officials will listen tonight to public comments on a proposed coal-2-liquid plant and they voted to fund MSU’s new Paducah campus. MSU loses Head Basketball Coach Billy Kennedy to Texas A&M. An Amish teen drowned in a pond. National Democrats are closely watching Kentucky’s Governor race. Attorney General Conway accuses Marathon Oil of price gouging.
TENNESSEE~ Democrats are renewing efforts to extend the state’s unemployment. A new study finds the state’s schools aren’t producing enough tech grads. Several counties are eligible for disaster unemployment benefits.
OVC BASEBALL~ MSU < MhSU, APSU > SEMO.
“The soaking in Memphis was isolated to low-lying neighborhoods, and forced hundreds of people from their homes, but no new serious flooding was expected. Officials trusted the levees would hold and protect the city’s world-famous musical landmarks, from Graceland to Beale Street.”
NPR reports historic flooding in a historic city.
KENTUCKY ~ Ohio River drops, Paducah gets a visit from Major Gen. Grisoli. Residents return to their homes as flood water recede. State Board of Elections chickens out on deciding an ethics question. Father enters Alford plea in “baby in oven” case.
Employers added more than 200,000 jobs last month.
NPR reports it’s the biggest hiring spree in five years.
KENTUCKY~ Prez Obama will hit up Fort Campbell today. Gov Beshear adds Calloway, Christian and Trigg counties to his federal agriculture disaster aid request. FEMA flood damage assessments begin. Parts of LBL reopen. A Hoptown junkyard fire just wouldn’t give up. A Hazel antique mall owner’s lawsuit against the city may soon head to court. Oak Grove has a new Police Chief. OVC Softball: MSU = WKU.
TENNESSEE~ Clarksville will vote to ban ‘bath salts’ and other synthetic drugs Monday.