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the morning cram [poppy season edition]

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While Afghan officials make efforts to fight drug production (a la 11-ton opium bonfire), economic struggles feed the growth of the industry.

NPreports Afghan farmers and businessmen understand the financial encouragement to stay away from the multi-billion dollar industry that pumps heroin into veins all around the world comes from US aid will eventually run out.

Kentucky~ Paducah is working on plans to extend a greenway trail. SIU students are helping with urban renewal in Paducah. Hazel wants their largest antique mall back open. The Boy’s Nation Senators have been chosen. Rep Whitfield is delaying EPA regulations.

Tennessee~ Some progress might be made on Clarksville’s Liberty Park…maybe. All state legislation is now available in full-text online.

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morning cram [you’re hired edition]

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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.

ILLINOIS~ Missouri’s latest Birds Point Levee blasting is supposed to further relieve Mississippi River flooding.  The state has a low-interest loan program for flood victims.

morning cram (1337 edition)

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Yeah… So most of our staff won decently prestigious journalistic honors yesterday.

KY~ That confounded boat is still rankling the Reidland-Farley Fire Dept. A DUI hit and run kills a Guthrie man (on a farm tractor). An antique store owner in Hazel refiles his lawsuit against the city. A new leader emerges at the helm of Todd County’s Health Department! A Bowling Green judge sides with Expedia/Travelocity. After sinking a quarter-mil into an unsuccessful senate bid, Bill Johnson may try for governor. Sec-O-State Tray Grayson has a sizable (campaign fund) package.

TN~ House passes bill extending prison time for armed robbery.

IL~ Police are searching for an armed sex criminal.