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morning cram [essential] edition

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“In Washington, D.C., and at federal agencies across the country, the big question employees are asking on the eve of a possible government shutdown is: Am I essential or not? Workers and agencies that are deemed essential will be kept on the job if a shutdown occurs.”

NPR reports on who will stay and who will stay home.

KENTUCKY ~ The special session is really over this time; Senate President promises no overage pay. Trigg County is working to pass stricter adult business codes. Recent surveys show food is more expense. Paducah hosts a transportation summit, plans to discuss Panama Canal. A teenage girl gets charged as an adult in Evrard kidnapping and murder case. Rand Paul says Obama’s military action was a power violation; Mitch McConnell promises to talk about it. An Oak Grove man dies from strangling; assailant says it was a sleeper hold.

TENNESSEE ~ A former youth pastor gets a post-trial diversion for statutory rape. New funding rules could mean less money for some Clarksville nonprofits, more for others.

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morning cram [confident edition]

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In the face of strong opposition from members of his own party, President Obama remains confident lawmakers will (eventually) approve the tax cut deal he negotiated with congressional Republicans.

~NPR sits down with the President.

KENTUCKY~ (About to be Ex-)Senator Jim Bunning waves goodbye to his DC buds.  (Still) Senator Mitch McConnell has a new Chief of Staff. A man tries to stab himself in court. McCracken County Schools finally have a contractor for a consolidated high school, construction soon. Murray State’s students are get diplomas tomorrow. The state’s preserving history, and  it’s gonna be coooold this weekend.

TENNESSEE ~ McKenzie’s downtown gets pretty. Governor Bredesen says “no” to a special session.

ILLINOIS ~ Folks learn about health care exchanges through a webinar.

SPORTS ~ UT Martin < Vanderbilt.

morning cram (remember edition)

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Happy Memorial Day.

KY~ Horses were running wild yesterday on I-24. JPEC blames equipment for power outage @ Kentucky Oaks Mall. A McCracken County judge impels the state’s crime lab backlog. A barge hit the US-68 bridge over Lake Barkley. Cadiz expects to benefit from alcohol taxes.  3% natural gas price hikes are coming. Rand’s comments push senators to adopt a new discrimination resolution and WE HAVE A BUDGET!!!

SPORTS~ MSU finishes 3rd in the OVC tourney.

morning cram (AOL edition)

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Over the hill and still truckin’!

KY~ A shooting in Hopkinsville over the weekend claims 1 woman; injures 2. Calloway County swipes Livingston Schools’ superintendent; so they plan to shop for a new one. McCracken County’s proposed budget includes employee raises. Livingston County’s $4mil super public office building breaks ground. Republicans UNITE! The ($64k-a-day) special session begins.

TN~ Lawmakers hope to scrape a budget together this week.

OVC BASEBALL~ MSU < TTU, APSU > UTM.

morning cram (centrist edition)

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Is this the line for the party?

KY~ An attempted murder victim claims he doesn’t remember being hit by a car. Don’t fall for shady texts from fake financial institutions. Multiple escapes prompt police to investigate Paducah’s halfway house. What should Mayfield do with all its piles of extra cash? Murray officials keep mum about their meeting with city firefighters’ lawyer. Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne cases its colors ahead of its stint in Afghanistan. LBL may change its trees. The state’s election fraud hotline captured 116 complaints. Beshear will set the special session agenda this week.

TN~ The federal government denies funding a new Clarksville Airport terminal.