Hoover Investigation Should Be Handled By Independent Agency, Not The Shady-Ass People In Frankfort

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Former state Rep. W. Keith Hall used fake documents to convince a customer that he had insurance so he could keep a contract, a federal grand jury has charged. [H-L]

The top nuclear commander in the U.S. said Saturday that he would reject an “illegal” nuclear attack order from Donald Trump, and would instead steer the commander in chief to other “options.” [HuffPo]

Republican leaders in the Kentucky House may let the Legislative Ethics Commission take over their investigation into the secret settlement of a sexual harassment claim that involved former House Speaker Jeff Hoover next week, a top official says. [C-J/AKN]

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has issued a subpoena to the Trump campaign asking multiple campaign officials to produce Russia-related documents, according to a source with first-hand knowledge of the matter. [NBC News]

Madison County Judge-Executive Reagan Taylor has been elected 2nd Vice President of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) Executive Board of Directors. [Richmond Register]

The use of “fake news,” automated “bot” accounts, and other manipulation methods gained particular attention in the United States. While the country’s online environment remained generally free, it was troubled by a proliferation of fabricated news articles, divisive partisan vitriol, and aggressive harassment of many journalists, both during and after the presidential election campaign. [Click the Clicky]

The City of Ashland spent $6.5 million on health insurance last fiscal year, up about $369,000 from the year before. [Ashland Independent]

Taxpayers are footing the legal bill for at least 10 Justice Department lawyers and paralegals to work on lawsuits related to President Trump’s private businesses. Neither the White House nor the Justice Department will say how much it is costing taxpayers, but federal payroll records show the salaries of the government lawyers assigned to the cases range from about $133,000 to $185,000. [USA Today]

Apparently, Morehead – land of Kim Davis – is holding meetings to discuss speed humping…? Davis has spread her immoral awfulness so far that people now have to hump super-fast. [The Morehead News]

It was only 19 months ago that the Panama Papers were released. Now, it’s the Paradise Papers that are filling the front pages of English and European newspapers. Back when the Panama Papers were released, I wrote that if David Cameron’s name hadn’t been in those documents, the news probably wouldn’t have had the same impact. Today I think that if Queen Elizabeth’s name hadn’t come up, we likely wouldn’t be discussing it either. [The Guardian]

Better late than never. Barren County Fiscal Court is expected to learn more about a decision the Barren River District Health Department’s board of directors recently made to start a needle exchange program. [Glasgow Daily Times]

The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea. [Reuters]

The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky hometown was on a television in a Philadelphia restaurant, yet there it was in the summer of 2015, flickering back at him from a newscast about a defiant county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. [H-L]

The “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” team is here to break down what the GOP’s tax plan really means. [HuffPo]

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