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the morning cram [the bomb squad edition]

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US soldiers are training Afghan soldiers to take over bomb diffusion duties.

NPR reports as US troops are preparing for a reduction in troops in Afghanistan, more Afghan soldiers are being trained to diffuse the insurgent weapon of choice.

Kentucky~ Prisoners will work in state parks. They can also get alcohol there apparently. A Fort Campbell soldier settled in his police brutality case. Soldiers received Purple Hearts yesterday.

Tennessee~ TennCare could see massive losses.

morning cram [retire edition]

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Yeah… We’re going to need you to come in for a few more years. NPR says “financial pressures are pushing up retirement ages all over.”

KENTUCKY~ Murray’s Vanderbilt Chemical plant is expanding (thanks to state incentives). Contractors bidding to demolish Paducah’s Executive Inn find it difficult to estimate what they should charge. A forgotten hero gets his forgotten medals from the ‘Forgotten War.’ A stretch of KY-800 (Christian County) is closed today. Going to a community college in Kentucky now costs more. Beshear keeps mum on an anticipated Senate President duel (not a real one). See Tony Bennett, the Beach Boys, Kenny Rogers and more @ the FEI World Games later this year. Jobless rates down .2% in May.

TENNESSEE~ Watch out for expected traffic on I-65/I-24 in Nashville over the weekend. Clarksville expects to find out next week when its marina will be ready. Montgomery and Robertson counties’ new special gangs & guns DA wants to decrease violent crime. TVA hits pause on solar power partnership program.