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the morning cram [missing guns edition]

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In Libya, emptied weapon caches could spell trouble.

NPR reports Gadhafi stashed weapons all over the country that are now being looted by the general populace.

Kentucky~ Bluegrass greats from across the nation perform in Owensboro. A new Bluegrass musical premiers in Kentucky. A Christian County teacher has been acquitted of harassment. A new Kentucky Veteran’s website reaches out to vets in nursing homes.

Illinois~ The Governor and the House Speaker try to save the state from financial downfall without causing layoffs. The Mighty Mississippi tried to redefine its boundaries during the spring floods.

morning cram [floozy edition]

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Nashville, TN’s Magdalene program offers prostitutes an opportunity to get drug-free and off the streets.

NPR reports the program’s housing, therapy and a self-sustaining small business allow the women it serves to heal, make money and gain respect.

KENTUCKY~ Torrential overnight rain adds to flood worries (no additional damage reports). Gov Beshear sends in some sandbagging troops after warning about price gougers. WKMS surveys Calloway County storm damage from the air. A landslide in Lyon County has been partially cleared from KY-93.  Madisonville OKs Sunday alcohol sales (+tax). Richie Farmer ponies up his furlough money to charity. US Rep Whitfield tours the region today.

TENNESSEE~ Montgomery County schools are off to a late start. Jostens Publishing in Clarksville expects to add +200? jobs.

morning cram [cia edition]

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NPR hears no one will face criminal charges for destroying CIA videotapes depicting interrogation of terrorism detainees during President George W. Bush’s administration.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah flood wall repairs could cost $19mil and police are searching for 2 men who robbed a Kentucky Oaks Mall patron. McCracken County could sue to stop Paducah’s planned annexation. KY-121 north of Murray closed then reopened this morning for a fire-response. The election (apparently) isn’t over. Paducah’s TransMontaigne will hold a practice drill tomorrow. A Murray house fire reminds us to check our smoke alarms and of the danger of space heaters.

TENNESSEE~ A UTM student died (mysteriously). Does Southeast Henry County want water access?

SPORTS~ (Men’s Basketball) APSU > Westminster & UTM > Bethel. (Women’s Basketball) APSU > Cumberland.

morning cram [less ladies edition]

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This year’s election will probably be the first time in 30 years that the number of women serving in Congress declines.

~NPR reports ironically it began as a banner year for female candidates, with more running in party primaries than ever before.

KENTUCKY~ The US Army Corps of Engineers wants to know what you think about plans to fix up Paducah’s Floodwall. Calloway County officials will review an ordinance today that will issue a $25 million loan for a local chemical company to expand. The state budget may see a surplus. Republican gains in the state senate may change up the horse industry’s gameplan to bring video lottery terminals at race tracks. Governor Beshear declares a drought-driven state of emergency and orders flags to half today.

TENNESSEE~ Police arrest 2 men for last week’s murder. TVA’s board votes to give the CEO a 10% raise.

ILLINOIS~ Democrats are not calling for a vote on Governor Quinn’s pension borrowing plans.

SPORTS~ (Women’s Soccer) APSU > MSU; (Men’s Basketball) APSU > CMU.

morning edition [crawling edition]

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“The question isn’t why did the caterpillar cross the road but how? Researchers have discovered that at least one species of caterpillar precedes each step with a thrust of its gut.”

~NPR gets out the microscope.

KENTUCKY~ A real-life MySpace date in Draffenville (with an underage girl) lands a Louisiana man on rape charges. Madisonville Police quickly diffuse a hostage situation. Murray-Calloway’s Chamber of Commerce hands out some awards. State Budget Director is ‘cautiously optimistic‘ about the Commonwealth’s fiscal future and the Education Commissioner wants to reorganize his department. Jack and Rand stab each other (with words).

TENNESSEE~ A jury finds a Clarksville mom guilty of  killing her baby. Army Corps of Engineers: Please, public, comment on our critical report. APSU joins Hopkinsville Community College to offer a green occupation degree. Early voters are coming out in droves.

morning cram [x-drive edition]

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“The finished product weighs just over 700 pounds — far less than a typical compact car — and unlike most other entries in the X Prize competition, it’s not electric or a hybrid.”

~NPR hitches a ride.

KENTUCKY~ A Hopkinsville police officer is hospitalized after overnight wreck. Paducah consultant: 2 hotels better than 1. Murray’s (alleged) home invaders & company will see a Grand Jury next month. Private forest owners affected by the 2009 ice storm can get free consulting from forestry professionals. As furloughs encroach state workers, lawmakers hear their outrage. State golf courses could go private.

TENNESSEE~ A Fort Campbell soldier is charged with threatening a judge on Youtube. Henry County commissioners OK clerk duty swap. Watch Senators probe the US Army Corps of Engineers‘ response to May’s deadly floods (starting @ 9:30am here). A Corps report details their response.

ILLINOIS~ Those blighted pumpkins! (could affect other crops).

morning cram [scootin’ edition]

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“Dozens of fiddle players, guitar players and singers of all ages come to Goree, Texas (population 300) to learn how to play Western swing.”

~NPR do-si-dos, then swings you round and round.

KENTUCKY~ An I-24 wreck near Paducah injures 7. Paducah commissioners have ideas of where to plant extra trees. Engineers will be blowing up chunks of limestone near Lake City and Kentucky Lock. Disability advocates launch a series of meetings today, starting in Murray. A Hopkinsville man wants you to treasure his bid for.. State Treasurer. The mom of a woman claiming she was raped by a paramedic testifies her daughter is lying. Beshear hails instant racing. The Ohio River may soon have new pollution control standards.

TENNESSEE~ TVA bumps up electricity rates (again). State education leaders warn autumn TCAP scores may be lower because of higher classroom standards. Henry County officials warn of ongoing deed scam.

ILLINOIS~ An autopsy finds the man who died during a police shootout in Joppa did so by his own hand.