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morning cram [hurt feet edition]

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Foot pain is a major problem that affects nearly a third of all US adults and women report nearly twice as much foot pain as men.

~NPR hears many tend to live with the pain instead of seeing a specialist.

KENTUCKY~ 2nd District State Senate Poll: Leeper/Smith statistically tied.  A Murray woman’s murder trial gets pushed back until next year and a fatal weekend wreck claims a Murray man’s life. Grand Rivers’ Vulcan Material workers opt to not unionize. A Paducah gun store owner is court-ordered to recall modified shotguns. A Hopkinsville teen accused of murdering a youth sports coach will appear in court today. Jack and Rand argue  at a U of L debate.

TENNESSEE~ More campaign money is being raised and spent in the 8th district than any other. Hemlock Semiconductor’s job fair draws hundreds of multi-state applicants a year ahead of the Clarksville plant’s opening.

NCAA~ (Football) APSU < SEMO & UTM > EKU. (Soccer) MSU > UTM, MhSU > APSU > EKU, UTM > APB.

morning cram [terror$ edition]

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The Federal Treasury Department will soon publish new rules that would pave the way for tracking all money transfers coming in and out of the US to ferret out terrorism financing.

~NPR hears from experts it isn’t clear the plan is going to work.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah police search for an eyebrow-less burglar and city commissioners there welcome funding a dog park. McCracken County Clerk Jeff Jerrell will oversee the November ballot.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville teachers are getting a pay bump. Senators review changes to the state’s Board of Regents. Cyclists can comment on how the roads are. State representative candidate Roy Herron accuses his opponent of not disclosing his finances.

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 [</3’r lebron edition]

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“In the end, it took all of 11 seconds, but the fallout in two American cities may last for years.”

~NPR has more on heartbroken Ohio.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County rescue workers search for missing man and the County Clerk there has changed some (questionable) policies but retains his department’s financial independence. Western Kentucky has plenty of (electric) power. Trigg County bans smoking on school grounds. The Todd County Funeral Home burned down. Jack & Rand squared off in Louisville yesterday and US Senator McConnell defends his filibuster blocking an extension on jobless benefits.

TENNESSEE~ The 101st Airborne’s Major General John Campbell assures Fort Campbell families from Afghanistan. Police nab a Fort Campbell soldier after (alleged) hit-and-run. Blue dogs back Herron for US Rep.

morning cram [rethink edition]

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“I may divide the old conservative coalition, but I’m not going to divide the new one.”

~ NPR talks to a prominent Southern Baptist leader about his stance on immigration.

KENTUCKY~ Murray book company drops $10mil into a prominent textbook rental website. Dry weather = poor pollination. Officials intensify focus on mine safety. Rand and Jack plan to picnic @ Fancy FarmKSP Checkpoint Stats: 176 DUIs, 715 seatbelt tickets, 68 drug arrests & 1 stolen vehicle. A Fort Campbell medic dies in an Afghanistan IED blast.

TENNESSEE~ Police investigate a string of thefts near Kentucky Lake in the Buchanan area. 9 people died in roadway accidents during the July 4th holiday weekend. Roy Herron has a nice (+$1.5mil) campaign bankroll.

ILLINOIS~ A Metropolis man regrets jumping 90 feet from the Brookport Bridge. Massac Sheriff’s deputies find 2 lost hikers in Shawnee National Forest. Governor Quinn defends raises he gave his staff. Federal stimulus money weatherized 17k homes and created 500 jobs.