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morning cram [discovery edition]

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Space shuttle Discovery has racked up an impressive list of firsts, including its last one — it will soon become the first in NASA’s fleet to be retired.

NPR reports Discovery is about to embark on its final mission, marking the beginning of the end of NASA’s 30-year-old space shuttle era.

Heavy rains throughout today with thunderstorms and severe weather likely to grace the area will make for hazardous driving conditions.

KENTUCKY~ A bill calling for testing carbon dioxide storage systems in the Commonwealth picks up steam in the General Assembly and so is another proposed law that would require scrappers to prove the metal is theirs. House members want to stop Beshear’s state worker furloughs. It sounds like the makings of a horror movie, but a group is digging up bodies under one of the state’s oldest psychiatric hospitals.

morning cram [edge edition]

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The Pew Research Center’s final pre-election poll is out, and (no surprise) it finds the GOP will likely recapture control of the House.

~NPR hears how independent voters may be pushing Republicans over the edge this election.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah Schools’ property buyout extravaganza: 7 down, 24 to go. The National Park Service meets in Paducah tonight to talk about extending the Lewis & Clark trail. A wreck on I-24 covers the roadway in lactose. A Marshall County grand jury indicts a man on DUI-murder charges. Local officials will break out the shovels today for the construction of Murray’s Merryman House. PSC: natural gas prices should hover around last year’s. The state launches a new child ID initiative to protect kids. Jack and Rand are still running around ahead of tomorrow’s election.

TENNESSEE~ A Henry County jury finds a man guilty of vehicular homicide in connection to a Paris Landing DUI boating accident. A car hit and killed a pedestrian in Clarksville over the weekend.

OVC Football~ MSU < EKU, APSU < EIU, & UTM > Lambuth.

morning cram [blame it on the government edition]

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“Mexico changing politics has, in effect, changed the way drug cartels operate.”

~ NPR has the fifth in a five part series.

KENTUCKY ~ A Hopkins County Deputy let a prisoner get away . . . twice. A Fort Campbell ‘birther’ gets court martialled. The governor comes to Paducah for jobs. Ice Storm is long-gone, but counties still need help with cleanup. There’s a new election chairman in the Bluegrass. The Public Service Commission is tweeting, follow them.

TENNESSEE ~ Haslam, Herron, Fincher, and Bowers are winners in Thursday’s vote. The state sales tax is on holiday this weekend.

morning cram [quagmire edition]

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“Top politicians have been kidnapped and killed. Massacres of more than a dozen people have become common. And last month, a car bomb exploded in Juarez.”

~NPR reports the violence has no end in sight (1/5).

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County school officials will pay a motivational speaker $16k to improve teachers’ classroom skills. Several area parks get state grant$. Kentucky Utility electricity bills go up by +$7. Another Fort Campbell hero dies abroad and the 101st applies lessons learned from May’s Cumberland River flooding to flooding in eastern Afghanistan. State Police destroy outdoor pot farms (+$1mil worth).

TENNESSEE~ Police: Fort Campbell soldier lied about his identity, then faked a seizure. Clarksville launches (www.clarksvillesmartgrowth.com) to track its development. FEMA report: seniors were hardest hit by flooding.

ILLINOIS~ A Metropolis-born filmmaker gets featured on a postage stamp.

morning cram (spacelab 2010 edition)

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What do you get when you put three Russians, two Europeans, and one Chinese in a fake space capsule for 520 days? Find out @ NPR.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah DUI lawyer is arrested for his (4th) DUI. No inmates are coming to Paducah’s halfway house (for now). State Police admit mistakes delayed a case by almost a decade. The price tag on Fort Campbell’s planned museum is $15m cheaper after redesign. Labor officials want to share their workplace wisdom (for free). Attorney General Jack Conway wants to deny rate hike plans to a pair of merging electric utilities and opposes Rand Paul on immigration. The US Senate race is looking more contentious and there’s no libertarian candidate running (yet).

TENNESSEE~ Paris is set to interview police chief candidates next week. Gaylord lays off +1,700 Opryland employees. A state budget vote is coming on fast after a ‘breakthrough’ in negotiations. Renewing your driver’s license will cost the same after a bill fails this session.

morning cram (remember edition)

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Happy Memorial Day.

KY~ Horses were running wild yesterday on I-24. JPEC blames equipment for power outage @ Kentucky Oaks Mall. A McCracken County judge impels the state’s crime lab backlog. A barge hit the US-68 bridge over Lake Barkley. Cadiz expects to benefit from alcohol taxes.  3% natural gas price hikes are coming. Rand’s comments push senators to adopt a new discrimination resolution and WE HAVE A BUDGET!!!

SPORTS~ MSU finishes 3rd in the OVC tourney.

morning cram (kick ash edition)

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SILLY VOLCANO

Silly volcano.

KY~ An Eddyville man has big dreams for Paducah’s riverfront. An unbeaten man is found dead at a McCracken County fight. Police search for halfway house escapees in Paducah. Raffaele Ponti will soon wave his baton around. A drunk driver is charged with murder in Carlisle County. Another Fort Campbell unit heads out to Afghanistan. LBL plans to burn another 10k acres this/next year. Beshear is still fuming about overly-large legislative egos. Electricity rate hike gripe sessions are scheduled across the Commonwealth.

SPORTS~ (OVC Baseball) MSU < SIU, UTM > SEMO, APSU < JSU; (OVC Softball) MSU > SEMO, UTM > EIU, APSU < MhSU.