kentucky primary en Afternoon Round-Up 6/8/12 <p><a href="">Click and Clack are going into retirement. </a></p><p><strong>Prairie State News:</strong></p><p>Southern Illinois University Carbondale is getting a nearly <a href="">$300,000 federal grant money meant to develop clean-coal technology</a>.</p><p>Illinois will receive more than $7 million in federal housing grants to <a href="">improve local communities by providing shelter and affordable housing</a>.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 21:34:58 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18302 at Afternoon Round-Up 6/8/12 Few competitive primary races means poor voter turnout in Kentucky <p>With relatively few competitive races on yesterday&rsquo;s ballot, the vast majority of Kentuckians opted out of the political process.&nbsp; A record number are registered to vote, but, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes set turnout Tuesday at an estimated 11%.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:14:15 +0000 Charles Compton (KPR) 18085 at Few competitive primary races means poor voter turnout in Kentucky Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary <p>Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has prevented a potentially awkward situation for his son, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, by effectively ending his campaign before Kentucky&#39;s primary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 13:50:33 +0000 Associated Press 18050 at Ron Paul Spares Son Awkward Primary KY Absentee Ballots <p>Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says if you can&rsquo;t to get to the polls on Election Day you may be able to vote by absentee ballot. Soldiers overseas and students on out-of-state campuses are eligible. State law allows anyone who will be traveling and won&rsquo;t be able to get to their local polls to cast absentee ballots ahead of the May 22nd primary. The elderly and disabled may also be able to do so. People in hospital and, in some instances, jail also can vote absentee. You should contact your local county clerk to request a mail-in absentee ballot.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:57:47 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 17747 at KY Absentee Ballots the morning cram [a mother's work is never done edition] <p>Scientists have found one more reason that pregnancy and obesity can be a bad combination.</p><p>NPR <a href="">reports </a>a new study in the journal <em>Pediatrics</em> suggests a link between overweight mothers and the likelihood of giving birth to children with developmental disorders.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:57:18 +0000 Seth Helton 17567 at the morning cram [a mother's work is never done edition]