The Morning Cram [belgian booze edition]

Dec 12, 2012

From NPR: Beer lovers are getting an early Christmas present this year. A legendary specialty brew made by Belgian monks is being made temporarily available in the U.S. The reason for this one time only occasion: the austere monks need a new roof.

Kentucky: The Paducah City Commission discusses the renovation for a swimming pool and two historic buildings. A memorial is being held on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line for the almost 250 101st Airborne Division soldiers who lost their lives in a 1985 crash in Gander, Newfoundland. Part of North 32nd Street in Paducah will be closed today and tomorrow so a crew can replace a water line. A Fort Campbell ex-soldier was sentenced to six years in prison for shooting his wife. Tiffany Pittman was sentenced 15 years in prison for killing a Marshall County father in a car accident last year.

Illinois: State officials are donating refurbished computers to organizations that help veterans find jobs. Illinois’ attorney general is filing a lawsuit against a company that sent official-looking letters to businesses claiming they had to pay a bogus fee. The Army Corps of Engineers will remove rock outcrops this week in Illinois that put barges in danger as the water level drops.