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the morning cram [the could have had it all edition…]

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…and she has it all. Adele sweeps the Grammys, winning all six categories she was nominated for.

NPR reports the singer dominated the awards show, performing for the first time following throat surgery last year.

Kentucky~ Say good-bye to warm weather: winter storms are coming this way.  An Amish man’s heartfelt letters sway state lawmakers (when not busy challenging health reform). Managed care operators fumble early on after taking over Mediciad. The Murray State Racers bounce back. A series of pharmacy thefts worry business owners. The Delta-Mariner is due for repairs in Paducah.


Datebook – March 28: Paris Commune formed 140 years ago

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The Regional Transportation Committee meets Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pennyrile Area Development District office at 300 Hammond Drive in Hopkinsville.  Topics include prioritization and project updates.

The Yeiser Art Center hosts a Gala Opening Reception for its Fantastic Fibers 2011 Exhibit Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.  This international competitive exhibition showcases a wide range of works in the fiber medium.  See 58 works created by 47 fiber artists from around the world and the nation.  The Yeiser is at 200 Broadway in Paducah.  The exhibit runs through April, Quilt Show month.

The Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center showcases Student Art during April.  Works include those from grades 1 through 12, curated by art teacher Cindy Crider.  The museum is on South Main Street in Dawson Springs, open Tuesday through Friday 1 to 4 and by appointment other times.

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High Speed Rail and Rural Counties

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Click the picture to go to the Federal Railroad Administration's site.

Today on the Front Page, I talked with Ed Cole of the Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee about how high speed rail might effect the region.

Building a high speed rail network is a project the Federal Railroad Administration likens to the 50 years it took to establish the interstate system. The federal government has already granted states nearly five billion dollars for railroad infrastructure development. Kentucky’s put in an $84,000 share of a three state feasibility study on a rail corridor from Louisville to Atlanta.

Cole said some major issues transportation officials are considering are how to make high speed rail competitive with air travel, and how to fund the projects into the construction phase.

Hear the full unedited interview (“ums” and all).

morning cram [flyin’ high edition]

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“Children across the land on Christmas Eve will nestle all snug in their beds to hear the classic poem ‘The Night Before Christmas.’ There’s a parallel tradition on the Harvard campus at this time of year. Students and faculty gather to hear the story of Santa Claus and the psychedelic mushrooms.”

NPR tells us about Amanita muscaria.

KENTUCKY ~ Kentuckians don’t know much about health. Bridges in LBL are going nowhere soon. Legislators could ban minors from drinking caffeinated energy. House speaker, Senate president have no opposition.

ILLINOIS ~ Honeywell says hydrofluoric leak didn’t reach Metropolis. A bridge near Cairo has a boo-boo, will close January 11.

Written by Angela Hatton

December 24, 2010 at 11:08 am