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morning cram [fuel cell edition]

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The Honda FCX Clarity can go about 240 miles on a tank of hydrogen fuel (about 60 mpg compared to gas). The only emission is water so pure you could drink it.

Honda tells NPR: US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is wrong when he claimed it would take a miracle to make fuel cell cars viable in the marketplace.

WEATHER~ Possibly severe activity predicted tonight.

KENTUCKY~ State Police are matching a missing man’s dental records to found skeletal remains with hopes they match. You can see the Ohio River from where Paducah’s Executive Inn recently stood. 4 Fort Campbell soldiers die in an Afghan suicide blast. Transportation workers will setup an I-24 (west) workzone between Eddyville/Grand Rivers next week. Out of work? Have a mortgage? There’s help. Gov Beshear has almost $5mil banked for re-election. US Rep Ed Whitfield yesterday fielded telephone calls from constituents about gas prices, the economy and the federal budget. US Sen Rand Paul files for re-election (5 years early).

TENNESSEE~ Highway Patrol investigators say Henry’s Police Chief (allegedly) ran a red light that caused a wreck leaving him critically injured. A resolution to the state’s constitution that would  further restrict abortions gets one step closer to a statewide vote.

ILLINOIS~ SIU-Carbondale will likely hire its next Provost from within its ranks.

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morning cram [corruptistan edition]

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As the US tightens its financial belt, some lawmakers are calling for more scrutiny of the budgets the government is boosting abroad.

NPR reports the calls renew a focus on spending in Afghanistan where corruption allegations are rampant and little is being done.

KENTUCKY~ Police are suspicious after a fire damages a trailer believed to have been where a Paducah woman was murdered a few months back. The state Appeals Court restarts a local self-defense? case. High water has closed a length of KY-1507 in Trigg County. Tax collections are up 5% and you have 3 extra days to file this year. A journalism guild honors anti-slavery publisher Cassius Clay.

TENNESSEE~ Henry’s Police Chief is in stable (but still critical) condition after a SUV vs logging truck wreck yesterday. Tennessee Highway Patrol officials want a broader name.

morning cram [</3’r lebron edition]

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“In the end, it took all of 11 seconds, but the fallout in two American cities may last for years.”

~NPR has more on heartbroken Ohio.

KENTUCKY~ McCracken County rescue workers search for missing man and the County Clerk there has changed some (questionable) policies but retains his department’s financial independence. Western Kentucky has plenty of (electric) power. Trigg County bans smoking on school grounds. The Todd County Funeral Home burned down. Jack & Rand squared off in Louisville yesterday and US Senator McConnell defends his filibuster blocking an extension on jobless benefits.

TENNESSEE~ The 101st Airborne’s Major General John Campbell assures Fort Campbell families from Afghanistan. Police nab a Fort Campbell soldier after (alleged) hit-and-run. Blue dogs back Herron for US Rep.

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.