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the morning cram [I’m your huckleberry edition]

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Head to your corners and come out swinging…

NPR reports Mitt and Newt have decided to duke it out over abortion, well actually they’re letting their Super PAC’s do the dirty work. That’s a bit like asking your wimpy little brother to fight the neighborhood bully.

Kentucky~   Wild winter weather is upon us. Pseudoephedrine is the talk of the day in the General Assembly. The Commonwealth’s education ranking rose substantially.

Tennessee~  Union City officials think effects of the Goodyear plant closing have yet to be felt.

the morning cram [end-of-the-year flurries edition]

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ImageThere’s a missing fortune out there…

NPR reports that about $41 billion have been lost since 2005 in unused gift cards.

Kentucky ~ Graves County blaze displaces two families. Grant applications sought for recycling projects. Racers break into Top 20 in basketball poll.

Winter weather makes appearance in region.

Written by Rose K-P

December 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

the morning cram [millionaires gotta eat too]

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New York Governor Cuomo thinks Millionaires need a break.

NPR reports the NY millionaire tax is set to expire, and most New Yorkers are not happy about it.

Kentucky~    Half of the Paducah Convention Center embezzlement gang pleads not guilty. Galbraith says he’s the man! The unemployment rate fell in September.

Tennessee~ A Fort Campbell soldier is being presented with the Silver Star posthumously. Town hall meetings are being held across the state to address the voter I.D. law.

Illinois~  Massac County is hard up for cash. Quinn wants to know who voted for absent lawmakers in a recent session.

Winter Wonderland, Murray Edition

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I took some pictures of Murray and the campus of Murray State University on my morning walk to work today.  Saw a runner, but he whisked away before I could get a picture. But talk about dedication! Brrrrr. . .

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Written by Angela Hatton

February 10, 2011 at 9:50 am

Snow Vidz

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How bad was it? Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has some videos of visibility on I-24 in western Kentucky, and of a snow plow that ran off the Western Kentucky Parkway in Caldwell County.

Written by Angela Hatton

February 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Weather Related Closings – Jan. 26

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Wednesday, January 26

Kentucky Schools:
Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County (Opens @ 9:00am), Christian County, Christian Fellowship (Opens @ 10:00am), Community Christian Academy (Opens @ 9:30am), Crittenden County, Dawson Springs, Eastwood Christian Academy, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Hopkins County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Marshall County, Mayfield City (Opens 1 hour late), McCracken County Schools, Murray Independent Schools (Opens 2 hours late; AM Preschool Closed), McCracken County (Opens 2 hours late; AM Preschool Closed), St. Joseph, Trigg County, Union County, Victory Christian Academy (Opens @ 9:30am), Webster County.

Tennessee Schools:
Henry County, Houston County, Paris Special, Lake County, Obion County, Stewart County,  UT Martin (Opens @ 10:00am), Montgomery Christian Academy, Montgomery County, Weakley County.

Illinois Schools:
No information at this time.

Other Closings:
Benton Health Care (Opens @ 10:00am), Clarksville Senior Citizens, Clarksville Academy, Clarksville Christian, Ezell Cosmetology, Fulton County Transit, Fulton County Seniors Center – Hickman/Fulton, JU Kevil Center, LBL Facilities/Offices, Montgomery County Government (Opens 1 hours late), Murray Seniors Center (Opens @ 10:00am), Murray WATCH Center, Paducah Housing Authority (Opens @ 9:00am), Purchase Sexual Assault Center.

Kentucky Daycare Centers:
Cadiz Family Development Center, Daytime Moms Little Blessings (Opens @ 8:30am), Kentucky Kids – Mayfield, Kids Kare – All Locations (Opens @ 8:30am), Lyon County Early Headstart, Munchkin Land – All Locations (Opens @ 8:30am), River’s Bend Daycare (Opens @ 8:00am), Small World Daycare in Trigg County (Opening at 8:30).

Kentucky Road Conditions (Afternoon Update)
Warmer temperatures this afternoon will help to make driving easier. State Transportation Spokesman Keith Todd says most of the major roadways in western Kentucky have already been cleared, however passing lanes may be slushy. Todd says it’s taking longer to treat roadways because Cabinet officials are conserving salt. Kentucky State Police report numerous crashes in Fulton County. Trooper Dean Patterson says the crashes occurred in the same area on the Purchase Parkway as they did during snowfall last week. Patterson says police have also responded to cars that slipped off the roadway. In Lyon County a section of I-24 was blocked this morning, as crews responded to an injury-related crash. Road crews are preparing for more winter weather tonight.

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Other Important links:

Latest Regional Weather Info
National Weather Service – Paducah

Our Regional Weather Page

Written by Chris Taylor

January 25, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Afternoon School Closings, January 20

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The following is the latest available closings from schools in our region.

All evening classes at all West Kentucky Community and Technical College sites are canceled tonight (Thursday)

Hopkins County Schools will not be in session tomorrow.


Other Events:

All-A basketball game tonight between Ballard County and Community Christian Academy has been canceled.

Hopkinsville Chamber’s Business After Hours sponsor has  had to reschedule Business After Hours for next Thursday, January 27.

The McCracken County Public Library is closing early at 5:00 today and “may” reopen at 9:00 tomorrow. Weather permitting.

The Glema Center in Madisonville has decided to postpone tonight’s Tommy Womack
Coffeehouse due to the rapidly deteriorating weather.  The concert will be rescheduled at a later date.

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