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the morning cram [the one MILLION dollar edition]

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Colbert’s fake presidential is funded by his not so fake Super-PAC.

NPR reports Steven Colbert’s Super-PAC may help us all understand the true role of these big money attack dogs. Too bad the real candidates can’t put that pup on a leash.

Kentucky~ Daviess County needs you to commit a crime so they can fund their jail. State Senate Judiciary Committee hears more pseudoephedrine testimony.

Illinois ~ PETA wants a memorial for Betsy, Milky, Bessie, Spot and all the other victims of the Illinois highway moosacre.

morning cram [hot money edition]

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With the US and other first-world economies deep in debt and growing sluggishly, most of the world’s economic expansion is now coming from developing nations.

NPR reports many of those nations are safeguarding against a ‘hot money’ bubble.

KENTUCKY~ Those sirens you heard this morning were only a test. The thousand-plus acres surrounding Paducah’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant could soon become publicly accessible. Official: Murray Hospital’s smoke-free policy is ‘unenforcible‘. A Marshall County man gets 10 years for DUI/manslaughter. Hopkinsville hires a new High School football coach. A proposed law that would make many cold meds require a prescription fails. The General Assembly could actually hammer out a Medicaid budget deal today. One lawmaker thinks in a couple years the Commonwealth can handle reforming its tax system.

TENNESSEE~ Henry County indicts the Buchanan double-murder suspect. UT’s faculty senate opposes legislation that would allow staff to carry handguns.

morning cram [tripoli edition]

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Moammar Gadhafi’s armed forces are setting up checkpoints in Tripoli ahead of planned anti-government protests today, raising fears of new bloodshed in the Libyan capital.

Follow up on the latest with NPR.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah’s average credit card debt is the 4th lowest in the nation. Grand Rivers will miss the Badgers. The Commonwealth is well on its way to banning ‘bath salt’ drugs and expanding concealed carry laws. House members voted for a one-stop, web-shop for all things business and Republican senators are reviving their stalled plan to deal with troubled public pensions. The state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice warns further cuts would gimp the system. Governor Beshear signs major reforms to the penal code into law.

TENNESSEE~ City Council: Clarksville Speedway can roar on. Unemployment edges upwards. One Republican leader will talk openly about a proposed (possibly anti-Muslim) bill that he has yet to read.

OVC TOURNEY~ (Men’s) APSU > SEMO, UTM > TTU; (Women’s) APSU > EIU.

morning cram [pension envy edition]

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The budget showdown in Wisconsin and other states has brought to light the differences between public and private retirement plans.

A pension researcher tells NPR private sector workers have pension envy because it seems their public sector peers are getting a better retirement deal.

KENTUCKY~ The bodies of 3 Graves County children have been recovered after a horse-drawn buggy was swept into a creek. Here’s a rundown of the damage brought by last night’s storm. Optometrists can soon do laser eye surgery. Senators will vote Monday on revamping the state’s penal code and a House committee doesn’t like tacking ultrasound requirements to abortions performed in the state. The Army Corps of Engineers is operating area dams to manage lake levels and minimize flooding.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU beats Morehead for its 22nd Ohio Valley Conference title, APSU > EIU, UTM > EKU; (Women’s) MSU < MhSU, APSU < EIU, UTM > EKU.