Etch It Into Your Brain: Matt Bevin Is Not A Kentucky. Matt Bevin Is A Disgrace.

Fun fact: Building more private prisons isn’t going to do a damn thing to reduce the prison population in Kentucky. [H-L]

Frankfort doesn’t care – at all – and actions speak louder than words. Local election administrators across the country face new problems and threats. But their budgets for new voting equipment remain inadequate. [ProPublica]

Matt Bevin (R-Disgrace) has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a legal challenge to his controversial plan to restructure the state Medicaid program, and asks for the case to be heard in Kentucky, rather than Washington D.C. [C-J/AKN]

As soon as she heard “Code Red Lockdown” on her radio in a Florida high school library, Diana Haneski remembered how a fellow librarian saved lives by locking 22 people in a supply closet during the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. [Reuters]

It was like a lot of other legislative budget committee meetings. This time it was county jailers, deputy circuit clerks, and John Tilley, Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, explaining the impact of proposed budget cuts. [Ronnie Ellis]

Hundreds of federal political ads — including those from major players such as the Democratic National Committee and the Donald Trump 2020 campaign — are running on Facebook without adequate disclaimer language, likely violating Federal Election Commission rules, a review by ProPublica has found. [ProPublica]

Greenup County officials moved ahead Tuesday with a proposal to supply emergency security devices for every classroom in the county, approving a plan to assess district needs and then buy the devices. [Ashland Independent]

In the brave new world of synthetic biology, scientists can now brew up viruses from scratch using the tools of DNA technology. The latest such feat, published last month, involves horsepox, a cousin of the feared virus that causes smallpox in people. Critics charge that making horsepox in the lab has endangered the public by basically revealing the recipe for how any lab could manufacture smallpox to use as a bioweapon. [NPR]

Due to the recent school shootings in southwestern Kentucky and Florida, administration at Rowan County Senior High School and Rowan County Middle School are taking a proactive approach to deter such incidents from happening in their schools. [The Morehead News]

The nation’s health department is taking steps to dismantle LGBT health initiatives, as political appointees have halted or rolled back regulations intended to protect LGBT workers and patients, removed LGBT-friendly language from documents and reassigned the senior adviser dedicated to LGBT health. [Politico]

Barren County Fiscal Court addressed a wide variety of items – from grant-fund purchases to the waste tire collection that comes around every three years – during its regular meeting Tuesday. [Glasgow Daily Times]

You aren’t a “conservative” if you push this kind of nonsense and attack child survivors. You’re a monster. [MMFA]

The National Rifle Association is rallying members after a Kentucky billboard was spray-painted with the message “Kill the NRA.” [H-L]

Students who survived the gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have emerged as powerful advocates of gun control and fierce critics of the NRA. Now they are being targeted by a right-wing smear campaign. [ThinkProgress]

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