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the morning cram [Batten down the hatches edition]

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As Irene ramps up for landfall, the East Coast braces for a wild ride.

NPR reports Irene has weakened slightly but set its sights on North Carolina and the rest of the Eastern Seaboard.

Kentucky~ Murray High School and Calloway County duke it out tonight. Murray State’s Board of Regents discusses the schools diversity plan in Hopkinsville.  Paducah and McCracken County consider tying the knot.  Local counties step into the Apple-age with eWarrants. This year doesn’t look good for the tobacco crop.

Tennessee~  Clarksville”s City Council stands up to the Mayor over her last minute votes.

morning cram [bias? edition]

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“In the health care challenges and other politically charged disputes, the judges hearing the cases are now drawing almost as much attention as the law.”

~NPR reports on the rekindling of the long-standing debate over whether party affiliation or political background can predict how a judge will rule.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s Southside Salvation Army suffers flood damage. An unknown woman attacked Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp’s wife at her home. Less western Kentuckians sought financial heating assistance this year. A report due out early next year will guess how many of the Commonwealth’s high schoolers are smoking pot. One lawmaker wants legislative leaders to stop hiding while concocting the state budget. Ag officials warn of poor tobacco yields. The state ranks lowest on protecting animals (according to ALDF). Basketball: MSU > Bethel.

TENNESSEE~ 3 Stewart County men face federal poaching charges of illegal deer harvesting on Fort Campbell property. TVA buys up more wind power.

morning cram [yoda bat edition]

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Topping a list of the strangest creatures discovered this year is a bat that looks a like a George Lucas creation.

~See a photo of the creature on NPR‘s The Two Way.

KENTUCKY~ Some SIU-Carbondale students have ‘strong’ ideas on how to better Paducah’s riverfront. A newly contracted firm will be working to get rid of thousands of nuclear containers stored in Paducah. I-24’s Welcome Center is back open. After 3 years in office, Governor Steve Beshear says he’s “energized” (in time for re-election). Gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett will fund-raise in Florida next week.

TENNESSEE~ UTM plans to erect a new radio tower. Someone drops a +$1.5k coin into a Salvation Army kettle (for a 3rd year in a row). Paris plans to build a safety shelter for severe weather. Henry County is declared an agricultural disaster zone. State sales tax revenue continues to defy predictors. In OVC Basketball.. (Men’s) UTM > Central Arkansas; (Women’s) APSU < Lipscomb.