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The Morning Cram [couch potato entrepreneur edition]

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From NPR: Millenials tired of low-paying jobs or no jobs at all are creating their own small businesses. Some use the space of already established businesses to work while others stay at home and work from their living room.

Kentucky: Gov. Steve Beshear has asked Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release water from the Missouri River to raise the Mississippi’s water levels. An investigation of former Department of Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer will not be on the Personnel Board’s agenda in today’s meeting. A portion of KY 1748 in Graves County will be closed part of next week. The City of Earlington lays off three city workers until spring because of a delay in coal severance and a projected decrease in tax revenue. Billi Jo Smallwood was sentenced to 25 years in prison for setting a fire in Fort Campbell that killed two of her children. Jamie Taylor has accepted a plea deal of two life sentences in prison along with a five year jail sentence for the murder of CaSondra Evrard. Hopkinsville Community College will go completely tobacco-free with the coming of the New Year.

Whitney grew up listening to Car Talk to and from her family’s beach vacation each year, but it wasn’t until a friend introduced her to This American Life that radio really grabbed her attention. She is a recent graduate from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., where she studied journalism. When she’s not at WKMS, you can find her working on her backyard compost pile and garden, getting lost on her bicycle or crocheting one massive blanket.
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