morning cram [the highwaymen edition]

Jul 5, 2012

Today on NPR: When the officials at a Florida prison realized who Al Black was, they gave him a paintbrush and the walls as a canvas.

Kentucky ~ A new memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers is set to be unveiled in Hopkinsville today. Kentucky is gearing up for its first season of high school bass fishing.

Tennessee ~ Tennessee’s U.S. Senator Bob Corker says he has a plan to reform taxes and balance the federal budget, but he won't release details until after November’s presidential election. The agency overseeing the parole process in Tennessee now has a new name.

Illinois ~ Illinois Governor Pat Quinn spent the morning of the Fourth of July signing three new laws affecting service members. Dry conditions in Illinois have meant headaches for many farmers in the state, but not those growing peaches.