H-L Still Failing Montgomery Countians

The most important newspaper in the state assigned random staffers to cover the non-renewal of a superintendent in Knox County. But couldn’t be bothered to keep track of what’s gone on in Montgomery County the last several years. It’s either complete laziness/terrible reporting on the paper’s part or a lack of integrity. It can’t be both, as it was with Nancy Rodriguez during the Robert Felner years. Surely it can’t be both. [H-L]

Bill Clinton slammed the “awful legacy of the last eight years“ on Monday, which Republicans quickly claimed was an attack on President Barack Obama. However, the former president was really talking about Republican obstructionism. [HuffPo]

Of course this asshole says Donald Trump isn’t racist. She’s a far-right white woman of privilege with a history of excusing homophobia, racism and discrimination in general. [C-J/AKN]

President Obama says he used stark language in warning Judge Merrick Garland of the bruising confirmation battle he would face if he accepted his nomination to the Supreme Court. [The Hill]

We’ve been telling you for years that Laurel County is the absolute worst place in Kentucky. A grand jury has indicted a Laurel County constable in the fatal shooting of a Manchester man. [WLKY]

You can’t fix this brand of tea people. A man who took part in January’s armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon has been arrested after threatening to kill federal agents investigating the six-week-long standoff, a county prosecutor said on Friday. [Reuters]

More than 10,000 Kentuckians have registered to vote or updated their registration using GoVoteKY.com, the Commonwealth’s new online voter registration system. “GoVoteKY.com publicly launched last week and is already a huge success,” said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. “Over 10,000 people have used the site to register to vote or update their information. And anyone can use it – we’ve seen users from the age of 18 to 98!” [Press Release]

The more money doctors receive from drug and medical device companies, the more brand-name drugs they tend to prescribe, a new ProPublica analysis shows. Even a meal can make a difference. [ProPublica]

Some Republican state senators spent a long weekend back and forth between family and working on their version of a two-year state budget. [Ronnie Ellis]

While introducing his nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death, President Barack Obama said he wanted to “play it straight”. [BBC]

State regulators are continuing to monitor an Eastern Kentucky creek that ran red due to mine discharge over the weekend, though they say it wasn’t responsible for dead fish and turtles reported in the area. [WFPL]

Undeterred by questions of delegate math or political momentum, Senator Bernie Sanders brushed off suggestions on Friday that his campaign had no way forward and forcefully made the case that he was the Democratic candidate better suited to defeat Donald J. Trump in a general election. [NY Times]

Fayette County Public Schools officials have made some headway on the problem created by a redistricting plan in which some schools would be too crowded and other schools in close proximity would have empty rooms. [H-L]

Most Americans want Republicans in the U.S. Senate to consider the president’s Supreme Court nominee, new surveys show. [HuffPo]