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the morning cram [the double secret probation edition]

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Surprise! Big schools bring in big money.

NPR reports Harvard and Yale once again top the list of colleges for money received in 2011.

Kentucky~ Gov. Steve Beshear defends Paducah’s nuclear-enrichment plant. The University of Pikeville could become a part of the state’s higher education system. The House approves an Amish buggy bill. New legislation could give whistleblowers a cash reward. A teen is charged with killing her newborn child. Surface mining opponents rally in Frankfort. Paducah’s Fountain Avenue comes a step closer to restoration.

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the morning cram [the could have had it all edition…]

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…and she has it all. Adele sweeps the Grammys, winning all six categories she was nominated for.

NPR reports the singer dominated the awards show, performing for the first time following throat surgery last year.

Kentucky~ Say good-bye to warm weather: winter storms are coming this way.  An Amish man’s heartfelt letters sway state lawmakers (when not busy challenging health reform). Managed care operators fumble early on after taking over Mediciad. The Murray State Racers bounce back. A series of pharmacy thefts worry business owners. The Delta-Mariner is due for repairs in Paducah.

 

the morning cram [this is bat country edition]

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A recreational drug may be just what the doctor ordered.

NPR reports the club drug, Ketamine may be able to make depression dissapear almost immediately. Are we sure it’s not the trance beat and strobe lights?

Kentucky~ There’s a flood warning starting tomorrow in Paducah. Think twice about taking a leisurely stroll on the remaions of the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. Commercial driver’s licensing requirements are changing.

Tennessee~ The state is attempting to halt the growing numbers of prescription drug overdoses.

the morning cram [trix are for kids edition]

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Our kids may be biologically hardwired to want sugar and sweets.

NPR reports recent studies on children and the ‘sweet tooth’ reveal that kids have a different set of senses than adults.

Kentucky~ Murray has a new fire training facility. More construction equals more traffic. Gas prices have fallen. Man with deer heads enters alford plea. There was a bunch of rain. A fifteen year old is charged in Paducah Middle bomb threat. NASA is bringing moon rocks to MSU.

morning cram [nutritious edition]

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 is a series of compilations put out by the Italian alternate label Oggetti Volanti Non Identificati. “Hunger in America is complicated. It’s not just getting enough food, but getting the right food — and making the right choices.”

~NPR digests the expense of buying healthy food.

KENTUCKY~ State Police hand over the Reidland Farley Fire Department financial investigation to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. Murray’s Briggs & Stratton plant has a $35mil upgrade planned. 2 separate wrecks on bridges over the Ohio River yesterday closed Paducah off from Illinois for a short time. Bridge work at Smithland continues. West Kentucky Allied has already exhausted its new grant$. Madisonville is now an accredited National Main Street city. Lawmakers need to address a $1 billion hole in their Medicaid budget. Whitfield teleconferences with +5k constituents. Attorney General: beware of fake sweepstakes!

TENNESSEE~ A woman accused of leaving her baby to die in a hot car (while bar hopping with friends for +6 hours) goes on trial.

ILLINOIS~ Police ID the man who died during a standoff with law enforcement.

morning cram (oh lordy we’re forty edition)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

KY~ An empty barge tow smacked the Cairo Bridge. Lake Barkley is slowly draining. Paducah’s Police Chief wants mounties. That’s no salesman… It’s a census worker! Former Senator Wendell Ford likes Jack. Rand is not a huge fan of Mitch. Not only does Kentucky (so far) not have a budget, but it took a $45mil hit in tax revenue.

TN~ Flooding has crippled much of Montgomery County’s farmland.The Clarksville city workers will pick up your trash if you stack it by the road. Democrats worry Republicans are eying the state worker bonus. The Senate passes voter citizenship check. The DUI-ignition lock bill is on Bredesen’s desk.

morning cram (what a dome idea edition)

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KY~ Flooding damages farmland. Many lake marinas are closed. Jack & Dan will debate in Paducah tonight ($20). Webster County’s (allegedly) dangerous mine is back up and running. Oak Grove Police used excessive force. A South Carolina senator backs Rand.

TN~ FEMA will pay for Montgomery County.  Death toll @ 21. State agencies are almost running normally again. Ask before you help.

IL~ Electric company offers the state a half-billion dollar bailout (in exchange for a nod on future price gouging).