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the morning cram [Follow for Now edition]

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There may be another choice in the presidential race…

NPR reports the field may be ripe for a third party candidate. Something new anyone?

Kentucky~ Paducah will be home to a new steel factory. A McCracken County School mechanic is on trial for getting rich off bus parts. People living near the Dorena-Hickman ferry are in need of those amphibious cars. Beshear picks his committee for his super-sweet second inaugural party.

the morning cram [gerrymandering edition]

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Latinos are giving Texas a representation boost, but are they getting more representation themselves?

NPR reports a growth in Texas’ Latino population will give the state four more House seats, but Latinos don’t feel they are getting any more representation.

Kentucky~ The trial date is set for a McCracken school burglar. Two Paducah cops are quitting amidst sex allegations. There are six more historic sites in the state. Sec of State candidates will debate tonight. The Medal of Honor winner gets a heroes welcome. Owensboro may have had its last Bluegrass Boys reunion.

Tennessee~ Five bikers died at a charity event.

morning cram [gadhafi edition]

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Bodies of slain Libyan protesters lay scattered on Tripoli’s streets today as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi seek to crush anti-government demonstrations by shooting anything that moves.

NPR reports Gadhafi has even called in air strikes against dissidents.

KENTUCKY~ A pair of McCracken County Schools bus garage employees (allegedly) embezzled +$10k in tools and auto parts. Christian County High must either close, transform, hire new management or reassign teachers to other schools. A Madisonville man faces a whopping 288 sex-related charges (including incest). Hopkinsville’s extended stretch of the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway will open next week. Governor Beshear’s education task force makes several recommendations.

TENNESSEE~ A missing woman’s body is found off US-641. Clarksville’s Power Board will spend $375k to remodel the CDE Lightband HQ and some council members are trying to rework the city’s charter (again). The Union City Goodyear plant’s impending closure creates a new regional economic development alliance. Two of Governor Haslam’s new cabinet members could stand to benefit from their positions, but no one can ever know by how much.