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morning cram [predator edition]

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Armed US Predator drone aircraft are flying over Libya 24/7 attacking Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. 

Military officials insist to NPR the move is not a prelude to deeper US military involvement.

KENTUCKY~ It’s gonna rain! (a lot) and could flood rivers/roads while delaying corn farmers from planting. Paducah Police charge a man in a (possibly) drug-fueled, shooting murder. McCracken officials want to hear from opponents @ their (May 2) Ohio River coal project rezoning hearing. Attorney General Conway calls Pabst’s new binging-brew a “safety risk”. The MSU Women’s Golf team is currently in 2nd as they tee off again in the OVC tourney.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police charge a Hoptown teen with attempted murder (x3) after an all-girl brawl earlier this month. Union City officials may raise the speed limit on one of its thoroughfares after traffic cameras spur complaints.

morning cram [publicrelations edition]

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In the wake of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, BP executives declared it was not their accident, blamed their contractors and made the company look arrogant and callous.

NPR reports BP‘s response has now become a textbook example of how not to do crisis management.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken officials want to disappear pay disparity between local law enforcement departments. Madisonville will vote Monday on whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales. Meteorologists predict ‘normal’ summer rainsKids get in free @ State Parks until Halloween. MSU’s Softball team wiped the field with Alabama State. GOP Gov-hopeful fundraising breakdown: Williams ($1.2m), Moffett ($100k), Holsclaw ($23k). Gov Beshear eBays extra airplanes.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville’s former Mayor says he’ll soon step down from his new controversial post. TDOT: no roadwork this Easter weekend.

ILLINOIS~ A 2nd day of purported progress in contract talks between Honeywell and USW.

morning cram [bulletproof edition]

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“Protecto Glass is one of 14 armoring companies certified by Mexico’s federal government. In a normal year, the company bulletproofs roughly 120 cars. But last year they did 170.”

~NPR hears how Mexico’s ultra-violent drug war is a boon for the country’s security sector (3/5).

KENTUCKY~ You can meet Paducah’s top 4 city manager finalists tomorrow and the city will be home to the state’s first LEED-certified public housing complex. Harrison Yonts gets paroled and his victim’s son decries the justice system fails. The meth epidemic incarcerates another four. 2 men are dead in a Christian County wreck. Coal miners criticize Rand Paul‘s comments on safety rules, while the state’s coal lobby claims confidence is slipping in federal regulations are slipping.

TENNESSEE~ Major repaving work on Fort Campbell and Providence Boulevards begins next week. TVA touts higher power sales; points to heat waves.

morning cram (employed? edition)

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“Job creation by private companies grew at the slowest pace since the start of the year…” NPR will tell you why.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County considers getting their own IT network. Graves County High makes good TV (news). Engineers are going to study what the Purchase Parkway needs to become I-69. A Christian County Judge refuses to reduce bail for a DUI-murder suspect.  The (internationally
renowned rock band) Rush complains Rand Paul’s campaign is using its music without permission. Happy 100th Birthday, you old State Capitol you!

TENNESSEE~ A $20mil construction project begins next week @ Montgomery Central near Clarksville. A spending plan keeps advancing, despite tangential debates. (Yet another) report that the Super-Speeder Bill is dying.

morning cram (back to work edition)

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jobs = good

KY~ Lake Barkley is near record levels and area flooding could happen. Lake winds could reach 20-30 mph. Trigg County expects water over some roads. Coast Guard eases boating restrictions. US Senate Democratic hopefuls vied for the primary slot in Paducah last night over economy and energy issues. Fort Campbell soldiers take a day off for cleanup.

TN~ Clarksville is wringing out the wet. As flood water recedes, expect to find dead animals. US Senator Alexander wants to question the Corps of Engineers.

IL~ Democrats want to shortchange the pension.