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the morning cram [from the shadows edition]

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Victims are coming forth with revelation throughout the US.

NPR reports in the wake of an ever growing child sex abuse scandal at Penn State, victims of sex abuse are opening up all throughout the US.

Kentucky~ Bridge versus towboat (nobody wins). The Paducah Renaissance Alliance hired a new director. Paducah could get homeless shelters. Berry Craig is honored for media development.


the morning cram [pawpaw edition]

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The Pawpaw: North America’s forgotten fruit.

NPR reports a long lost tropical-like fruit which grows in our temperate climate is a little known treat found throughout 26 states.

Kentucky~ The Paducah Renaissance Alliance Director quits after two months on the job.   A Caldwell County judge declares a mistrial in the Allison murder case. Rand Paul is making the rounds in the Purchase Region today.  We all need a little help from our friends, says Todd P’Pool.  An accrediting body takes a long, hard look at National College. Senator Paul wants to chat with other Senators about pipeline regulations.

Tennessee~ State Senator Kyle says tweak the lottery, don’t steal from scholarship funds.

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).

Datebook: April 12 – Yuri’s Night

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Yuri’s Night – a celebration of the anniversary Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.

It’s Tuesday, April 12.

There’s a free easter egg hunt Saturday at the Murray Country Club for kids 8 and under starting at 9:30 a.m.   Pre-register at Elements, Vintage Rose Emporium or University Book and Bean in Murray and should bring Easter baskets and picnic lunches.

The Madisonville Historic District Commission meets in regular session tonight at 6 in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at City Hall.    The agenda includes Certificate of Appropriateness Review requests for three properties.

The Bethel University Singers present Mozart’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon, Tennessee.  Get tickets at

Preservation Resources, Inc.hosts workshops about historic window preservation at The Grand Lodge in Paducah.  Window Restoration Boot Camp is a hands-on workshop for contractors all day Thursday and Friday.   Old Windows Aren’t a Pane – They’re a goldmine, is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.  It’s free and open to the public.  Contact Paducah Renaissance Alliance for more.

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morning cram (fundraising edition)

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We ❤ you and need your money. =) Call in 800-599-4737 or pledge here.

KY~ Paducah Commissioners offend downtown boards. 3 area cities will split $150k in federal tree money. Newest senate polls: Rand > Trey, Dan > Jack. The General Assembly has 3 weeks left and Education Commissioner Holliday pushes for bills to pass.

IL~ Massac County Democrats get new Chair.

SPORTS~ Women’s Basketball = APSU > EIU; Men’s Basketball = MSU > Morehead (14th OVC Championship win).