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Law
8:44 am
Mon May 21, 2012

"Click It or Ticket" This Week in Kentucky

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Kentucky law enforcement officers are joining the nationwide campaign to make sure people buckle up before they take off on holiday travel this week. 

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The Bridge
7:23 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Nearly Whole Again

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Construction workers poured the concrete deck for the replacement span of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge yesterday morning. 

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Postal Service
9:11 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Paducah Mail Processing Center to Close in 2014

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Paducah's US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center will not be among those shut down in the first round of closures next year. USPS officials are moving forward with a multi-billion dollar cost-cutting plan that will shutter nearly 250 mail processing centers across the country. 

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Jobs
8:46 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Tennessee's Jobless Rate Continues to Fall

Tennessee's unemployment rate dropped slightly in April, marking the ninth straight month of decrease. The rate dropped a tenth of a percent from March to7.8, the lowest it's been since November 2008. Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says the decrease in the jobless rate is largely caused by fewer people seeking work. The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April, also a tenth of a percent lower than the previous month.

Public Funding
3:49 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Hopkins County Committee to Advise on Library Funding

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Hopkins County officials are forming a committee to address funding issues for the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. 

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Morning Cram
8:56 am
Thu May 17, 2012

the morning cram [it tastes like chicken edition]

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"...this is one of the cleanest proteins you can get."

NPR reports a new company has come up with a chicken alternative that tastes like the real thing. 

Kentucky ~ Rand gets rejected in Washington.

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Morning Cram
10:11 am
Wed May 16, 2012

the morning cram [see them tumbling down edition]

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"...drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds."

NPR reports on the journey to stardom for US gymnast Aly Raisman.

Kentucky ~ 1,200 jobs in Paducah are safe for now. Paducah commissioners oppose flying the rebel flag

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Morning Cram
10:02 am
Tue May 15, 2012

the morning cram [I'm so fracking sick of this edition]

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"And all of a sudden your tongue gets this metal taste on it. And it feels like it's enlarging, and it just feels like you're not getting enough air in, because your throat gets real 'burn-y.' And the next thing I know, I ... passed out..."

NPR reports as many claim pollution from fracking has made them sick, experts are still divided on how much of a health concern it is. 

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The Bridge
9:07 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Span Makes it Down

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A replacement span for a collapsed portion of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is now at the bridge site. A 3-barge flotilla took just over 5 hours yesterday to navigate the 30 miles from the Eddyville Riverport, down Lake Barkley, through the LBL Canal, and up Kentucky Lake. 

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Morning Cram
9:38 am
Mon May 14, 2012

the morning cram [let me get one wave, just one wave edition]

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"...but I knew you wouldn't miss the fifty year storm."

NPR reports "Wingnut", "Frosty", and "Fathead" are all surfers, but they're also Santa Cruz city council members, and now they have a World Surf Reserve.

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