Media’s Already Forgotten Marshall Co

Matt Bevin is one of the dumbest people on earth – that’s no secret. So you won’t be surprised that he’s blaming the entertainment industry for children having easy access to weapons of mass destruction. And filth? Like the orange guy he regularly stands beside? The one paying off porn stars? [H-L]

FBI Deputy Directory Andrew McCabe is stepping down, NBC’s Pete Williams reported Monday. [HuffPo]

Brian Cope knew it was his son when he saw the Nike socks. The scene was chaotic – paramedics, first responders, worried parents – but when he saw the socks as he peered into an ambulance, he knew. He’d laid them out for Preston the night before. [C-J/AKN]

In June of 1971, Gar Alperovitz, a thirty-five-year-old historian, sped through suburban Boston, looking for an out-of-the-way pay phone to use to call a reporter. Alperovitz had never considered himself much of a risk-taker. The father of two ran a small economic think tank focussed on community-building. He had participated in demonstrations against the Vietnam War and rung doorbells with Martin Luther King, Jr., in Boston, as part of an antiwar campaign. But what he was doing on this day, propelled by his desire to end the war, could lead to federal prison. [New Yorker]

Mmm hmm. More time with his family. Suuuuure. State Rep. Robert Benvenuti,R-Lexington, will not seek re-election in 2018, instead seeking to focus on family, he said in a letter signed on Friday. [CN|Toot]

Matt Bevin of Kentucky received a standing ovation Sunday afternoon when he ticked off dozens of policy initiatives he had achieved since taking office in 2015, many directly from the Koch playbook. [NBC News]

No two snowflakes are the same and neither are any two overdoses. But the procedures that follow an overdose call are like clockwork, continually ticking away until the next. [Richmond Register]

In March of 2011, a Mexican ranching town near the Texas border was besieged by unspeakable violence. Gunmen from the Zetas drug cartel — seeking vengeance against an alleged informant – swept through the quiet town, kidnapping and killing dozens, perhaps hundreds, of men, women and children. Brushed aside as another ugly incident of cartel violence, the slaughter was barely a blip in the United States or Mexico. [ProPublica]

The future of the City of Ashland’s legal department is cloudy after an ordinance that would’ve ignited the search for a new city attorney died on Thursday. [Ashland Independent]

Fair housing advocates gathered Thursday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing the 1968 Fair Housing Act, a landmark piece of legislation that outlawed housing discrimination and residential segregation in the United States. [ThinkProgress]

Over a six-year period between 2010 and 2016, a San Francisco-based drug company distributed enough opioid doses to Floyd County to supply every man, woman and child in the county 477 pills. [The Morehead News]

The Dutch domestic intelligence service AIVD had access to the infamous Russian hacking group Cozy Bear for at least a year starting in mid-2014, local media outlets reported Thursday. According to the reports, the Dutch government alerted the United States to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after Netherlands-based officials watched the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other operations by the Russians, including a 2014 State Department hack. [WaPo]

One of the 15-year-old Marshall County High School students who died in Tuesday’s shooting reportedly called her mother in her final moments. [H-L]

Just 39 percent of Americans have enough money in savings to cover an unexpected $1,000 bill, according to a new report. James DeVolid, 54, put in so many hours between his two jobs at Tyson Foods and Walmart that his wife, Susan, often joked that he worked “eight days a week.” [HuffPo]

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