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morning cram [yoda bat edition]

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Topping a list of the strangest creatures discovered this year is a bat that looks a like a George Lucas creation.

~See a photo of the creature on NPR‘s The Two Way.

KENTUCKY~ Some SIU-Carbondale students have ‘strong’ ideas on how to better Paducah’s riverfront. A newly contracted firm will be working to get rid of thousands of nuclear containers stored in Paducah. I-24’s Welcome Center is back open. After 3 years in office, Governor Steve Beshear says he’s “energized” (in time for re-election). Gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett will fund-raise in Florida next week.

TENNESSEE~ UTM plans to erect a new radio tower. Someone drops a +$1.5k coin into a Salvation Army kettle (for a 3rd year in a row). Paris plans to build a safety shelter for severe weather. Henry County is declared an agricultural disaster zone. State sales tax revenue continues to defy predictors. In OVC Basketball.. (Men’s) UTM > Central Arkansas; (Women’s) APSU < Lipscomb.

morning cram [glenn beckons edition]

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kerrywaghorn.com“Tens of thousands of Glenn Beck fans and Tea Party supporters are expected to descend on the National Mall in Washington DC, Saturday.”

~NPR hears the Fox News Channel host is stirring up the usual controversy.

KENTUCKY~ d A Paducah man makes a death threat to a judge and his family. A Muhlenberg inmate was found dead in his cell. FEMA updates Murray/Calloway County’s flood maps. Murray lands the ’11 & ’12 Kentucky Senior Games. An elderly woman (accidentally) rams her SUV through Hopkinsville’s Post Office. The Commonwealth is marking its coal mines, railroads and power plants down on an interactive map. Feds: here’s $1mil for recreational trails. Will Farmer go for Governor? He’ll tell us soon.

TENNESSEE~ Overnight bridge work in Clarksville is expected to delay traffic on Wilma Rudolph Blvd. If last week’s flash flooding damages total $7.3mil, the state can apply for federal aid.

ILLINOIS~ Honeywell Corp and union reps have another discussion penned in October.

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.