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morning cram [bye bye edition]

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“President Obama has drawn an official end to U.S. combat operations in Iraq, but challenges lie ahead in a country that faces persistent insurgent violence and political turmoil.”

~NPR analyzes the President’s prime-time address.

KENTUCKY~ Murray Police investigate a reported sexual assault. Public tips lead to an (alleged) McCracken County burglar’s arrest and 3 Paducah men get slapped with cocaine trafficking charges. Paducah commissioners will vote later this month on throwing Greyhound Bus Lines a few bones ($12k) to relocate and accepting a police taser grant. Bowling Green Technical College gets accredited. Beshear and Whitfield will be among officials breaking ground @ Smithland’s hydro-electric plant today. Officials: 2 more Fort Campbell soldiers died (last weekend). Kentucky Transportation workers will be on call during Friday’s state-mandated furlough day. Senate Prez Williams and Ag Commish Farmer will run on a ticket together for Governor.

ILLINOIS~ Massac County may borrow its way out of payroll debt.

morning cram [rip ted edition]

leave a comment »“The gruesome details of the airplane crash that killed Ted Stevens and four others emerge as investigators work to figure out how the plane crashed into a mountain during a fishing trip. Three teenagers and their parents were on the plane, including the former head of NASA.”

~NPR hears how weather may have played a role in the crash.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah announces surprise savings on its bond refinancing and votes next week to hire a new city manager. (Another) Paducah pastor is accused of stealing: this time from an elderly woman. Police ID a Calloway County couple thought to be a murder-suicide. The Regional US Census Bureau pats the Commonwealth’s back for participating. Rand Paul tells Sean Hannity last weekend’s Fancy Farm stumping event was a wild affair, packed with beer-throwing and booing partisan picnickers.

TENNESSEE~ The state’s Agriculture Commissioner is now a senior adviser for the McWherter (for governor) camp.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell Corp and United Steelworkers disagree (yet) again. A metropolis man wanted on child sex crime charges makes Fox’s America’s Most Wanted list.

morning edition [crawling edition]

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“The question isn’t why did the caterpillar cross the road but how? Researchers have discovered that at least one species of caterpillar precedes each step with a thrust of its gut.”

~NPR gets out the microscope.

KENTUCKY~ A real-life MySpace date in Draffenville (with an underage girl) lands a Louisiana man on rape charges. Madisonville Police quickly diffuse a hostage situation. Murray-Calloway’s Chamber of Commerce hands out some awards. State Budget Director is ‘cautiously optimistic‘ about the Commonwealth’s fiscal future and the Education Commissioner wants to reorganize his department. Jack and Rand stab each other (with words).

TENNESSEE~ A jury finds a Clarksville mom guilty of  killing her baby. Army Corps of Engineers: Please, public, comment on our critical report. APSU joins Hopkinsville Community College to offer a green occupation degree. Early voters are coming out in droves.

morning cram (deepwater views edition)

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‘crater plume gassing’ or ‘when self-regulation fails

KY~ PATS’ executive director is resigning. Five Trigg County gang-rapists take a plea deal. Another mushroom dealer goes to prison. A green and healthy Graves County  school is being honored in Frankfort. Beshear proposes a new budget making the legislature swoon.

TN~ Clarksville Mayor Johnny Piper may have threatened a school official over his wife’s job. Call center Convergys may move to the north side of Clarksville.

morning cram (one prune @ a time edition)

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prunes r gr8

Apparently, there’s great newsroom interest in dietary fibers this morning!

KY~ A Paducah cop car burns over the weekend. McCracken ships off that serial killer. A Murray lady’s (allegedly) been using a dead man’s credit card. Construction of Carlisle County’s Courthouse is coming along. A sexual assault @ the Mayfield-Graves Animal Shelter. Trigg/Todd Counties preview their upcoming hybrid electric bus fleet. I-24 road work this week. More women inmates arrive at the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex farm. Will Frankfort ever pass a budget? My gub’ments too big. Plant some trees on the cheap.

OVC SPORTS~ Baseball Series = MSU > JSU, UTM > SIUE, APSU < EKU. Softball Series = MSU < APSU, UTM > TTU.

morning cram (total class edition)

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We stayed classy this morning, declining to run word of terrible Clarksville sex crimes.

KY~ Jenna Bush Hager (W’s daughter) will enlighten Paducah capitalists tonight. You can breathe easy indoors there, too. It’s okay to shoot and kill intruders here (even if it’s not your own home and they’re unarmed). Paducahan rips out $700k worth of locomotive parts. Obama nominates our new US Attorney. Aspiring politicos have till Tuesday to sign up. Senate says ‘YES’ to nukes; panel pushes a public vote on gambling to the floor.

TN~ Clarksville Policeman wrecks during a late-night, drunk drive (allegedly) through Henry County. Commissioners want grant$ to repair their airport.

morning cram (snowman edition)

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KY~ It snowed and may again. A Murray man was indicted for a stabbing murder. Body found was missing fisherman. An old man died in a fire. Beshear calls to up the school drop-out age to 18, while a lawmaker calls him out.

TN~ A Clarksville social worker is accused of more terrible sex crimes.

IL~ Restitution incoming to former Massac School employees.

morning cram (debut edition)

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By Chris Taylor

Since vaguely defining my blogging intentions, I’ve since decided to sum up your regional morning coverage, but nice ‘n quick in the Chris Taylor-style. So welcome to your morning cram.

KY~ The state legislature opens up today. Snow Thursday. Beshear has a plan to dig us out of the red. The Republican effort for Bunning’s seat is now a three-way. Don’t bet on Paducah to snag a new middle school this year. Despite a potential ruling next week, the Paducah/Greyhound bus spat will drag on. Some alleged Oak Grove monster was captured for child-rape x10. A former Calvert City worker denies a methlab fire was his.

TN~ Bredesen pushes for education reform. Herron has $675k in his US Congress bid. Clarksville will pay to study things for the next 20 years.

SPORTS~ MSU won, UTM lost, APSU lost.

Written by Chris Taylor

January 5, 2010 at 9:39 am