prairie state

Morning Cram
8:17 am
Thu August 30, 2012

the morning cram [vets do it to win edition]

Members of the Australian Team march at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Summer Games.
Australian Paralympic Committee

Today on NPR:

U.S. and British Veterans are raising the bar at this year's Paralympic Games.

In Kentucky:

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7:27 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Prairie State electricity rates higher than expected

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A new report says the country’s newest coal-burning power plant is far more expensive for ratepayers than expected.  The report was released by the non-profit Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, and says that the Prairie State power plant in Illinois isn’t living up to its promises of cheap rates.  The Kentucky Municipal Power Agency, or KMPA, owns about eight percent of the Prairie State plant, and provides power to the municipalities of Paducah and Princeton.  KMPA issued nearly five hundred million dollars in bonds to buy its share of the generation, and General Manage

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