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the morning cram [you take the blue pill edition]

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Controversial contraceptive coverage continues to cause commotion, but…

NPR reports contraception coverage laws have been in place for years.

Kentucky~ The Racers’ perfect record is tarnished. Schools will hold BMI screenings to combat growing childhood obesity rates. Pressure builds on lawmakers to pass a gambling amendment. Beshear appoints a commission to study the state’s tax system.  An early look at traffic fatalities show an increase over 2012.

Tennessee ~ Union City loses another major employer.

 

 

the morning cram [an intruder in this mystic garden of the deep edition]

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An unexpected discovery at the bottom of the sea in 1977 changed biology.

NPR tells the story of a small crew of oceanographers who found giant 7 foot worms at the bottom of the ocean, changing what biologists believed was necessary to sustain life.

OVC Scores…

Kentucky~ It’s raining. And the roads are flooded.  Police are looking for a suspect in deadly Trigg County shooting. Paducah Police are looking for a robbery suspect. Gov Beshear is in Marshall County.

Illinois~ Prison work is dangerous.

morning cram [aqua buddha edition]

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In a discussion with NPR‘s All Things Considered co-host Robert Siegel, Jack Conway didn’t retreat from his recent attack ad against Rand Paul, saying that candidates must be accountable for their actions.

~Siegel implicitly asks Conway: how relevant are college pranks in a senatorial election?

KENTUCKY~ Paducah officials draft a contract to lock in city manager-select Jeff Pederson. MSU’s Women’s Golf team dominates @ an APSU tourney. Have a profitable clean energy idea? You could get it funded. Federal money will help Kentucky figure out the whole state health insurance exchange thing. Drivers should watch out for the Commonwealth’s 900k deer lurking ‘unpredictably’ just beyond the road’s edge. Spot election fraud or fishy polling activity? Call 1-800-328-VOTE. Jack leads Rand in a new Democrat-funded poll.

TENNESSEE~ The state’s website wins high national honors.

ILLINOIS~ Judge: locked out Honeywell workers violated a restraining order at the plant.

morning cram [youth vote edition]

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The White House is trying this week to re-energize college students and young voters who played a big role in electing President Obama two years ago.

~NPR reports polls show Democrats still lead the youth vote, though not by the record margin they did in 2008.

KENTUCKY~ Police search for a band of ruffians who tied up and robbed an elderly lady. An investigation report is due out tomorrow on Paducah’s halfway house escapes and nearby Kentucky Oaks Mall has a couple new stores opening up next month. Calloway County’s 911 system will stand on its own. A family gives Murray State University $1.3mil. Paving begins on a short stretch of US-68 tomorrow near Draffenville. A coal company gets a pat on the back for it’s environmental efforts. Fort Campbell prepares to deploy another 4k soldiers. Federal regulators greenlight Paducah’s Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facility and a study is released finding a higher average of past employees died from leukemia and lymphoma.

TENNESSEE~ A man pleads guilty to a Clarksville 2006 double murder. A man dies in a high speed Montgomery County wreck. One institute has committed over $9mil for business solar grants.