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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.

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morning cram [money’s real? edition]

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Why going back to the gold standard (when every dollar was backed by a vault full of gold) is a ‘wingnut’ argument.

NPR‘s Planet Money embarks on a journalistic quest by purchasing a gold coin to better understand the nature of money.

KENTUCKY~ A man remains missing after yesterday’s I-24 wreck. Governor Beshear handed out public safety grant$ in Paducah yesterday. How can university research programs boost college enrollment and grad rates? Legislation that would open up primary elections to independent voters makes headway and so does the Medicaid budget balancing bill.

TENNESSEE~ Closing Union City’s Goodyear Tire plant will put almost 2k out of work. Clarksville’s marina developer is having financing issues and a hotel there burned down (probably because of a methlab).

ILLINOIS~ After three days of talks, USW & Metropolis Honeywell officials still haven’t worked it out.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > TTU, UTM > JSU; (Women’s) MSU < TTU, UTM > JSU.

morning cram [just breathe edition]

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Deep breathing is not only relaxing, it’s been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system — and maybe even the expression of genes.

~NPR hears how practiced breathing can benefit asthma, pulmonary disease and even heart failure.

KENTUCKY~ A man is in custody charged with murdering an elderly Henry County couple. Lawyers get sued for malpractice too. A Henderson utility plans to sell off extra electricity.

TENNESSEE~ A former Clarksville police officer’s lawsuit gets dismissed and the city’s red light cameras bring in about $1mil < 2 years. Long distance charges in northern Montgomery County prompt a complaint to Tennessee regulatory officials. A top aide to Bill Haslam warns the state’s Republicans not to be too over-confident.

SPORTS~ (Men’s Basketball) MSU < MhSU, UTM < EKU, APSU > EIU. (Women’s Basketball) MSU < MhSU, UTM > EKU, APSU < EIU.

…and grats! to Mayfield High’s football squad winning the Class 1-A state championship in Bowling Green.

morning cram (drug war edition)

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Not surprising.

KY~ If you’re a registered party (animal), GO VOTE! There’s a contentious race to be the next Hopkinsville mayor. 2 men have a September trial date for robbing a US Bank in Paducah. A creepy Benton man gets the max sentence for downloading tons of child porn. Primary battles today: 9 Senate and 25 house districts. Whitfield’s kicking back for today’s primary, but has a challenger in November.

TN~ Clarksville businesses can get $2mil low-interest loans to recover from flood damage. No new Montgomery County property taxes leave the school system strapped.

morning cram (rip dio edition)

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Jack Black must be devastated.

KY~ A former Calloway County student-teacher will avoid jail and registering as a sex offender because he’s in a wheelchair. A Murray woman is charged with attempted murder. Officials need more time to investigate Reidland High’s bingo scam. A Hopkinsville businessman admits part in illegal cigarette sales. We’ll soon find out more of how and where PGDP workers were exposed to contaminants. LBL can’t wait for the lakes to go down. Rand invites you to tea.

TN~ A federal jury will make a Henry County Sheriff’s deputy pay $75k. Word of Clarksville Mayor Piper’s alleged threats has hit the AP and there was a stabbing over the weekend.

morning cram (solicit justice edition)

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Supreme (pizza) Court

Obama nominates one of his top lawyers… and it’s another lady!

KY~ Paducah’s dreamy (thunder)dome needs permanent toilets and officials there want to trade in the old Lone Oak City Hall for a road project. Boaters be warned: high water and debris! Baseball and Senate superstar Jim Bunning will miss his Republican cohorts.

TN~ 350 Clarksville businesses damaged; Riverside Drive and area schools re-opened. FEMA has already approved over $4mil in flood victim assistance claims. It smells of Arizona: the legislature votes tonight to crackdown on proofing voters’ citizenship.

IL~ Brookport sandbags; saves homes.

OVC SPORTS~ (baseball) MSU > EKU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < TTU; (softball) MSU > EIU, UTM > MhSU, APSU < EKU.

morning cram (sad chocolate edition)

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Sad Chocolate

Researchers question chocolate’s motives; just in time for Arizona’s new law.

KY~ McCracken County hooks up a Paducah wholesale food distributor. MSU plans a forum on tuition hikes. Fort Campbell preps for another Afghanistan deployment. Multiple countries attend a clean coal conference in the Commonwealth. Legislation from the General Assembly’s  special session next month will take effect July 15.  Beshear vetoes a bill that scrutinizes state contracts.

TN~ Clarksville has disappointingly-low Census return rates. Undercover officers bust up a Henry County High School drug ring.  Republicans consider cutting pre-kindergarten programs.

IL~ Metropolis throws Harrah’s a $30k bone.