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the morning cram [campsite scalper edition]

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Scalpers sell tickets to ball games, concerts, and… campsites?

NPR reports demand for campsites in popular destinations such as Yosemite National Park have led scalpers to buy-up reservations and sell them online for a tidy profit.

New jobs are on the horizon in Kentucky and Tennessee in the auto industry.

Kentucky~ A new plant could create jobs in McCracken County.  6 people died on roadways during the holiday weekend. JP Morgan is the state’s new banker. Senator Paul says the debt situation could be worse. The state’s waterways could provide more jobs in the future. Gov Beshear wants to discuss Medicaid.

Tennessee~ Many arrests were made for drunken boating during the holiday. An airport in the northwest portion of the state could help economic development. Gov Haslam wants to discuss teacher accountability programs.

morning cram [airliner edition]

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After a dismal 2009, this year is looking a little better for the airline industry. A new financial forecast shows airline profits are expected to reach nearly $9 billion.

~NPR reports airlines are still cautiously optimistic.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County will open bids to build their new school 2 weeks later than planned. A petition to start up a gun range in Marshall County gets backing from the local Sheriff. Murray’s Chamber of Commerce promotes Try It Local (an online discount campaign). OSHA fines the KTC for its Reidland office’s asbestos problem. Another Fort Campbell patriot dies in Afghanistan. Christian County has a plan in the works. Kentucky’s on-hold execution sees new motions in the state’s Supreme Court and Jack Conway’s office says private attorneys aren’t bound by the Commonwealth’s Open Records Act.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville has a ‘retail gap’ and the city’s Master Plan has a fix. The state (again) warns TCAP test scores are expected to be low.

morning cram [scootin’ edition]

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“Dozens of fiddle players, guitar players and singers of all ages come to Goree, Texas (population 300) to learn how to play Western swing.”

~NPR do-si-dos, then swings you round and round.

KENTUCKY~ An I-24 wreck near Paducah injures 7. Paducah commissioners have ideas of where to plant extra trees. Engineers will be blowing up chunks of limestone near Lake City and Kentucky Lock. Disability advocates launch a series of meetings today, starting in Murray. A Hopkinsville man wants you to treasure his bid for.. State Treasurer. The mom of a woman claiming she was raped by a paramedic testifies her daughter is lying. Beshear hails instant racing. The Ohio River may soon have new pollution control standards.

TENNESSEE~ TVA bumps up electricity rates (again). State education leaders warn autumn TCAP scores may be lower because of higher classroom standards. Henry County officials warn of ongoing deed scam.

ILLINOIS~ An autopsy finds the man who died during a police shootout in Joppa did so by his own hand.