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the morning cram [he’s doing his Walter Huston dance edition]

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Apparently, the fortune I left in Vegas last year isn’t paying the bills anymore, so they’re looking to gold.

NPR reports as the struggling economy has hurt the gambling industry in Nevada, state officials are looking to increase taxes on the state’s prospering gold mining industry.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ We can go see the bridge this weekend (photo op; place head here). There was a bomb threat at Calloway Middle. Big trucks and small bridges don’t mix. We have the interwebs back. Former Ag Commish Farmer applied for unemployment. A soldier uses HIV to avoid discharge. There are more jobs at an Owensboro pipeline.

the morning cram [fresh start edition]

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Many vets are finding it hard to start again stateside, but there’s a group of people helping to bring vet’s business ideas to life…

NPR reports a Milwaukee-based company seeks to help vets start businesses which can in turn hire more veterans.

Kentucky~ David Williams’ bus tour rolls through Paducah and Mayfield. The Secretary of State predicts the voter turnout in the upcoming election.  Lieutenant Governor hopefulls threw down last night.

Tennessee~ The deaths at a biker rally last month were a result of carbon monoxide. Fort Campbell opens a new training facility today.

Illinois~ Get ready, here come the vetoes!

the morning cram [cheap drugs edition]

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Many big name, expensive drugs are going generic as they reach the ‘patent cliff’.

NPR reports many big name, big money drugs like Lipitor and Nexium are reaching the ‘patent cliff’ and will soon be available in generic versions.

Kentucky~ Paducah honors black Civil War soldiers. Oak Grove parents drop pointless lawsuit. Sec of State candidates differ on photo id law. Williams/Farmer hit the road.

Tennessee~ Montgomery man saves bald eagle.

the morning cram [Kentucky hero edition]

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Forget once more into the breach, this Kentuckian went 5 times…

NPR reports a Kentucky Soldier has given us all an updated definition of courage.

Kentucky~ Mayfield Elementary now has some extra cash for their music program. Kentucky penal reforms are making a change in inmate populations.  The State Ethics Board convenes to look at gubernatorial no-nos. The GOP looks to drop the automatic disqualification rule.

Tennessee~ UT Martin is a little shy on students this semester. Tennessee’s credit rating may be fluctuating due to outside influences.

the morning cram [GOP v. science edition]

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Among some Republican Presidential hopefuls, one finds skepticism regarding science.

NPR reports GOP candidates like Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann question the science of evolution and climate change, and it could help them in the polls.

Kentucky~ The Hopkins Board of Ed settled with Land O’ Frost. WKU wonders why freshmen aren’t coming back. A health care company is accused of cheating the system.

Tennessee~ Many parents are protesting a Montgomery County/Clarksville redistricting.

morning cram [turn and coffee edition]

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For a long time scientists have wondered whether coffee might lower the risk of prostate cancer.

NPR reports a Harvard study finds that may be true.

KENTUCKY~ A section of US-62 in Carlisle County is shut down this morning as police reconstruct a fatal school bus wreck. Paducah’s City Manager recommends no new taxes and the city will fund a new Murray State extended campus there. A worker yesterday was electrocuted @ MSU. Police make McCracken County pump ‘n run arrest. GOP Gubernatorial candidate David Williams says ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy‘ and Gov Steve Beshear claims he’s ‘Tested, trusted and tough.’

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville is trying out a new way to dole out non-profit funding. TVA says next month’s electricity bills will see hikes up to 50 cents. Legislators want to change the state’s alcohol laws to woo Sierra Nevada to build a brewery there.

Kentucky Primary Elections

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WKMS will bring election coverage just after 8 and 9 tonight. You can also check back later this evening for live updates on the blog. To see what’s going on right now around Kentucky, keep reading.

Kentuckians are out at the polls today to vote for candidates for state office, though turnout is low. Secretary of State Elaine Walker has predicted only 9 to 10 percent of registered voters will come out today. The Secretary of State’s office is providing updates throughout the day on their Facebook page, and election coverage is aggregated on Twitter.

At a busy local restaurant this morning, many Murray residents say they’re not sure they’ll make it to the ballot box. Arvie Crafton, a Democrat, says he’s disappointed with primaries for his party.  “There’s just nothing to choose from really,” he says. “There’s nothing on the ballot. I’ll probably go, but I don’t feel very motivated to go.”

Crafton says he’s interested to know who gets the Republican nomination for governor. Others say they’re too busy, or they’ll sit this election out, and head to the ballot box in November.

Restaurant owner Martha Lamb hasn’t made it to the polls yet, but she plans on voting today. She says, “I’m not really involved in politics that much. I maybe—I’m just strongly involved in the way America is being run. I just think it’s awful.” Lamb feels it’s important to effect change through voting.

State races on the Democratic side include Treasurer, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Agriculture. Races on the GOP side include Auditor, Agriculture Commissioner, Governor, and Secretary of State.  See a sample ballot for DEM and REP. Polls are open until 6 pm.