morning cram [dark ages edition]

Jul 31, 2012

From NPR: Things have gotten even worse in India, where a power failure that affected about 370 million people on Monday was followed by an even larger grid collapse today that left about 600 million without access to electricity.

From Kentucky: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say parts of a National Transportation Safety Board letter regarding bridge lighting are misleading.  Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield says despite his comments that the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant is on its "Last Leg" he’s keeping an open mind about the facility's future. The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is now available at Paducah’s Downtown Farmers’ Market. The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public hearings next month in Paducah and Henderson to get input on a proposal raising rates for Big Rivers Electric Corporation customers. Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell said he’ll speak on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at Saturday’s annual Fancy Farm picnic. The Kentucky Department of Education has launched a new app allowing iPhone, iPad and iPod users easy access to agency information.

From Tennessee: Tennessee Democrats are looking at Thursday's primary as a critical step in the rebuilding urged by internal analysis. A federal judge in Nashville will hold a hearing today before Thursday's statewide elections in a lawsuit filed by the City of Memphis over the issue of allowing voters to use library photo ID cards for voting purposes. 

From Illinois: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has called lawmakers back to Springfield for a one-day special session August 17th to reform the state’s pension systems