The Morning Cram [ma’am yes ma’am edition]

May 15, 2013

From NPR: The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines must submit plans Wednesday for ending the policy that keeps women from serving in ground combat positions. The move will open up more than 200,000 positions in the military to them, but the change won't end questions about the role of women in the armed forces.

Kentucky: The National Club Baseball World Series is coming to Paducah this year. Kentucky Atmos Energy customers may be hit with a rate hike in the near future. As the scandal surrounding the targeting of tea party groups by the IRS continues, some Kentucky tea party activists are upset with Senator Mitch McConnell's role in the process. The National Transportation Safety Board says the January 2012 allision between the cargo ship the Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge resulted from poor bridge span lighting and crew inattention to available navigational tools. A memorial ceremony is being held at Fort Campbell to mark the 44th anniversary of the Battle of Hamburger Hill, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Tennessee: Tennessee health officials are urging people to take a five-minute online assessment about whether they are at risk for hepatitis C. People who want to sell food products in Tennessee made in home kitchens can become certified on May 20.