morning cram [tell all edition]
From NPR: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative and pugilistic dissenter, is challenging everything from a recent leak about Supreme Court deliberations, to conventional wisdom about the court and its history.
From Kentucky: The Paducah Convention Center Corporation’s embezzlement investigation is in its second phase. Drought and high temperatures have led the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declare a state of emergency in our region. Time and financial uncertainty are at the center of a contract dispute between the Paducah convention center board and the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center. The number of accounts registered with Kentucky’s prescription monitoring program has more than doubled since the passage of a state law requiring doctors, nurses, and dentists to use KASPER before prescribing a controlled substance. Paducah’s Henry Clay Park is getting a new name. The severity of the drought in the Ohio River basin has officials with the US Army Corps of Engineers monitoring water sources in Kentucky and surrounding states.
From Missouri: The Army Corps of Engineers says the Bird’s Point Levee in southeast Missouri will be back to its former size by the end of the year.