Those Clinton Remarks Are A Big Deal

Campus police in Kentucky are investigating a series of flyers promoting a white nationalist group at the University of Louisville. [H-L]

Hillary Clinton told MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid that she believes German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most important leader in the free world ― an extraordinary assessment by a former presidential candidate, U.S. secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady, and a remark likely to be seen as an affront to Donald Trump. [HuffPo]

Louisville Metro Police officers will not respond to requests to assist U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in enforcing federal laws under a new policy for the department outlined Friday. [C-J/AKN]

He’s so painfully stupid. Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his criticism of National Football League players who protest during the pre-game national anthem, calling on fans to consider boycotting the NFL if teams do not discipline them. [Reuters]

Republican state Sen. Mike Wilson of Bowling Green will be the new Majority Whip by his GOP colleagues. [Ronnie Ellis]

Attorneys general for 37 states sent a letter Monday to the health insurance industry’s main trade group, urging its members to reconsider coverage policies that may be fueling the opioid crisis. [ProPublica]

Spoiler alert: it won’t. Two businessmen officially bought the Ashland Plaza Hotel and announced Thursday how they plan to revamp it into a 4-star Delta Hotel by Marriott— a move city officials hope will energize a struggling downtown. [Ashland Independent]

The White House has created a list of about a half-dozen candidates to be the next leader of the Federal Reserve, including its current chairwoman, Janet L. Yellen, and the president’s chief economic adviser, Gary D. Cohn, according to two administration officials and a third person with knowledge of the process. [NY Times]

One after another, experts on addiction and treatment delivered a consistent message to state lawmakers about Kentucky’s heroin epidemic and opioid abuse problems Wednesday. [The Morehead News]

Two-thirds of Americans oppose launching a preemptive military strike against North Korea, with a majority trusting the U.S. military to handle the escalating nuclear crisis responsibly but not Trump, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Roughly three-quarters of the public supports tougher economic sanctions on North Korea in an attempt to persuade it to give up its nuclear weapons, while just about one-third think the United States should offer the isolated country foreign aid or other incentives. [WaPo]

The Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention in Glasgow will receive a $125,000 grant to help support a drug-free community, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie announced Thursday morning. [Glasgow Daily Times]

Yet more proof that New Republicans are dumber and more corrupt than you could have ever imagined. [ThinkProgress]

The jackasses running Georgetown need swift kicks in their asses. Really? Like banning masks is going to solve something? This is why Kentuckians are thought of as dumb, mouth-breathing hicks outside the Commonwealth. [H-L]

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose not to enter the field during the playing of the national anthem on Sunday, eliciting boos from the crowd at Chicago’s Soldier Field football stadium. [HuffPo]

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