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morning cram [blame edition]

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The National Commission on BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is pulling no punches assigning blame for the explosion last April.

~An official tells NPR that BP, Transocean and Halliburton all made baffling decisions which played a role in the disaster.

KENTUCKY~ Hundreds of dead birds were found last week near MSU. Mayfield’s leaders plan an all day summit Saturday. McCracken County’s court systems get a liaison. Oak Grove bans public smoking. Gov. Beshear is far outpacing the GOP contenders in fundrai$ing. A Senate committee clears a bill aiming to reward math and science teachers for students’ AP high scores, another approves a tax code improvement initiative, and a Lexington lawmaker proposes toughening the state’s ethics law.

TENNESSEE~ A bunch of TVA industrial customers gripe about ‘worse than ridiculous‘ rates.


morning cram [don’t shoot the messenger edition]

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“Journalists in some parts of Mexico have stopped covering the drug trade entirely after their colleagues have been kidnapped, killed or threatened.”

~NPR hears how unbiased information is also a casualty of the conflict (2/5).

WARNING: It’s hot!

KENTUCKY~ The man behind the wheel of a deadly Murray DUI (5 years ago) could be paroled today.  Investigators ID the victim of a fatal weekend fire in Marion. A Paducah man gets a 25 year sentence for child molestation charges. Several area counties get paid for their coal mines. Preview what to expect Saturday at Fancy Farm’s political picnic. An Owensboro hospice service expands into Muhlenberg/Hopkins counties. Some Dawson Springs youth are cycling their way to Memphis to deliver a donation to a children’s hospital. A dozen Fort Campbell heroes died in Afghanistan last month.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County commissioners could upgrade a pair of positions at the Trustee’s Office. Early voting turnout this election is the most popular on record.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell’s disgruntled union plans a +1k person rally in Metropolis.

morning cram [nutritious edition]

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 is a series of compilations put out by the Italian alternate label Oggetti Volanti Non Identificati. “Hunger in America is complicated. It’s not just getting enough food, but getting the right food — and making the right choices.”

~NPR digests the expense of buying healthy food.

KENTUCKY~ State Police hand over the Reidland Farley Fire Department financial investigation to the Commonwealth Attorney’s office. Murray’s Briggs & Stratton plant has a $35mil upgrade planned. 2 separate wrecks on bridges over the Ohio River yesterday closed Paducah off from Illinois for a short time. Bridge work at Smithland continues. West Kentucky Allied has already exhausted its new grant$. Madisonville is now an accredited National Main Street city. Lawmakers need to address a $1 billion hole in their Medicaid budget. Whitfield teleconferences with +5k constituents. Attorney General: beware of fake sweepstakes!

TENNESSEE~ A woman accused of leaving her baby to die in a hot car (while bar hopping with friends for +6 hours) goes on trial.

ILLINOIS~ Police ID the man who died during a standoff with law enforcement.