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the morning cram [We’ll always have Iowa edition]

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Mitt narrowly squeaks out a win in Iowa, now on to his neck of the woods.

NPR reports Romney and Santorum split the lion’s share of Iowa votes, so now Iowa residents can throw off their sense of political superiority and face the fact that they have to live in Iowa.

Kentucky~   Kentucky State parks will stay open through winter.Stumbo wants coal money to head to the University of Pikeville. The State of the Commonwealth is tonight.

Tennessee~  State GOP leaders look at redistricting. The Voter ID law faces its first legal challenge.

the morning cram [there’s no place like home edition]

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Nine years of war in Iraq is symbolically coming to an end.

NPR reports the number of troops in Iraq has fallen from 20,000 to 4,000. Hopefully the real end is on its way as well.

Kentucky~  Five more Amish are in hot water over the infamous orange triangle. TVA says electric bills will be cheaper in January- thank you mother nature! Foes of expanded gambling are looking for a scrap.Governor Beshear sets a date for the State of the Commonwealth.

Tennessee~ The 506th Currahee gets a new commander. The Governor says the battle with the occupy protestors is worth having.

morning cram [unconstitutional edition]

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A federal judge in Florida rules the federal health overhaul violates the Constitution.

NPR reports Judge Roger Vinson didn’t need a trial to come to the decision.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s future middle school now has a floor plan. Murray/Calloway County leaders are updating the public this morning on the state of the community. A Murray businessman buys the city a new drug dog. Barlow’s alleged bath salt dealer pleads not guilty. Why did Carlisle County’s new Health Department have no power over the weekend? Fort Campbell’s bomb squad comes home from Afghanistan with no casualties and the base gets a new deputy commanding general. The General Assembly is back in full-swing; see what’s ahead and what Governor Beshear is expected to say at his Commonwealth Address tonight. An economist warns the Republican-led state tax reforms could be regressive.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville and Montgomery County industrial recruiters want to be able to sweeten deals with free land. Governor Haslam says the state can’t afford everything because it’s out of $timulus funds.

morning cram [church 4 sale edition]

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The Lord giveth and the bank taketh away — at least, that’s what several churches learned recently.

NPR reports lenders foreclosed on about 100 churches last year (an enormous increase over just a few years ago).

Looks like an advancing winter weather storm may spare us.

KENTUCKY~ A Paducah man is accused of a stabbing murder and cops there round up $40k worth of fake pot and smoking pipes from 3 area businesses. Completion of Owensboro’s extended airport runway is on the horizon. A tractor accident kills a Trenton mother but spares her young kids. GOP contenders for governor are all about ‘change’. Kentucky nabs almost $3mil in new federal heating assistance after already giving out some $17mil. The General Assembly revs its engines today ahead of Beshear’s State of the Commonwealth address (tomorrow night). Ex-Prez George (Dubya) Bush will sign books @ Fort Campbell on Wednesday.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville may change its mind about fronting the money for a new airport terminal. Governor Haslam claims he was oblivious his ordered freeze on a new state regulation helps out his family’s gas station chain. TennCare may $ave by limiting hospital/doctor visits to 8 times a year.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > UTM, APSU < MhSU; (Women’s) UTM > MSU, APSU < MhSU.

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.