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morning cram [falter edition]

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Japanese officials have made little apparent progress bringing the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear crisis under control.

NPR reports neither helicopters nor water cannon trucks have delivered much water to cool overheating nuclear fuel rods at the stricken complex.

KENTUCKY~ Some 200 people swarmed a proposed coal2liquid plant zoning meeting and are worried about pollution. The Heath High shooter testifies hallucinated voices told him to attack. An education official will tour Paducah tomorrow. The state’s Homeland Security Director resigns. Democrats support (but question) Gov Beshear’s Medicaid solution as the bipartisan effort continues. House members pass the drop out bill (again).

TENNESSEE~ The state’s demographics are diversifying (78% white | 17% black | 5% latino).

ILLINOIS~ Ohio River flooding worries shut down Harrah’s Casino & Hotel.

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morning cram (remember edition)

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Happy Memorial Day.

KY~ Horses were running wild yesterday on I-24. JPEC blames equipment for power outage @ Kentucky Oaks Mall. A McCracken County judge impels the state’s crime lab backlog. A barge hit the US-68 bridge over Lake Barkley. Cadiz expects to benefit from alcohol taxes.  3% natural gas price hikes are coming. Rand’s comments push senators to adopt a new discrimination resolution and WE HAVE A BUDGET!!!

SPORTS~ MSU finishes 3rd in the OVC tourney.

morning cram (drug war edition)

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Not surprising.

KY~ If you’re a registered party (animal), GO VOTE! There’s a contentious race to be the next Hopkinsville mayor. 2 men have a September trial date for robbing a US Bank in Paducah. A creepy Benton man gets the max sentence for downloading tons of child porn. Primary battles today: 9 Senate and 25 house districts. Whitfield’s kicking back for today’s primary, but has a challenger in November.

TN~ Clarksville businesses can get $2mil low-interest loans to recover from flood damage. No new Montgomery County property taxes leave the school system strapped.