Wake Up, Republicans (And Kentucky Democrats!), Cause It’s Time To Stop This School Shooting Nonsense

Since 1895, Kentucky has elected its constitutional officers in odd number years. The legislature is hoping voters will change that in 2018. [H-L]

We’re looking at you, backward Frankfort buttcramps. For the first time, a U.S. state has legalized marijuana with the stroke of a pen, not a vote at the ballot box. [HuffPo]

Wolfson gets it. He remembers. Time for the rest of Kentucky media to remember our tragic history. Time to dredge up that terrifying past. We have to do better. [C-J/AKN]

Matt Bevin’s proposed budget would put a strain on resources needed for students – and leave some districts flat broke, education advocates say. [More C-J/AKN]

The Trump administration’s move on Thursday to protect healthcare workers who refuse to perform abortions and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds is raising fears among some civil rights and medical groups that it will provide legal cover for otherwise unlawful discrimination. [Reuters]

Superintendents are concerned over potential transportation cuts. Pulaski County School Superintendent Steve Butcher faces a simple reality. [Ronnie Ellis]

When former Chicago City Council inspector general Faisal Khan launched his not-for-profit anti-corruption group close to two years ago, he insisted that it was independent and nonpartisan. At the same time, Khan refused to disclose who was funding the organization, which he called Project Six — a reference to the group of civic leaders who led the fight against Al Capone during Prohibition. [ProPublica]

When Carla Breeding thought last summer about retiring as a public school administrator, she considered the financial needs of her two adoptive children, ages 13 and 15. [More Ronnie Ellis]

Maybe Louisville would have made the list if Kentucky weren’t backward and passing anti-LGBT legislation every five seconds. Amazon said on Thursday that it had whittled the list of possible homes for its second headquarters down to 20, including centers of technology like Boston as well as some surprise locations like Columbus, Ohio. [NY Times]

Would have been helping promote this but the communications tools at the Kentucky State Police are following a directive from giant manbaby, Matt Bevin, to block me on Twitter. They’ve politicized the KSP and are behaving like bitter children because they can’t handle honest, legitimate criticism (rare). So we’re shaming them here and mentioning the effort. The Kentucky State Police issued a press release Monday seeking the public’s help in locating a man missing from Carter County since 2014. [Ashland Independent]

Donald Trump was attending a celebrity golf tournament at a Lake Tahoe resort in July 2006 when he met the adult-film star Stormy Daniels, she later said. Daniels said she took the future president up on his offer to ride around the lakefront course in his golf cart. [WaPo]

During Morehead City Council member Mike Kash’s first government meeting in January 2017, he proposed and was granted a 25 cent per hour raise for city employees. [The Morehead News]

The special counsel’s investigation of the White House has come more sharply into focus. Robert Mueller is examining whether Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Washington Post recently reported. As we’ve heard for months now, there is also a probe of possible collusion between Trump’s campaign team and the Kremlin to tilt the 2016 election in the president’s favor. [Bloomberg]

Murders are at a record high but Mayor Jim Gray says Lexington is one of the safest cities. [H-L]

The New York City Anti-Violence Project’s annual Crisis of Hate report shows a remarkable upsurge of hate-based killings of LGBTQ people. [HuffPo]

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