Matt Bevin Didn’t Come To Feed The Soil. He Came To Grab The Fruit.

Matt Bevin is one of the dumbest, intellectually incurious, dishonest politicians in Frankfort. He needs to drag his ass back to New England where he belongs. [H-L]

This is why it’s ridiculous for people like Dan Canon to align themselves with the DCCC. The morning after the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas, a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s press staff warned House candidates and their staffs not to “politicize” the shooting that day. Politicization, according to the DCCC official, included talking about gun violence prevention policy. [HuffPo]

Louisville Metro Police and the FBI have created a new task force to investigate public corruption and civil rights violations, formalizing their ongoing relationship. [C-J/AKN]

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals serving in the military, the Pentagon said on Friday, after Donald Trump’s call last year for a ban on such service. [Reuters]

Kentucky’s Republican governor cannot force a law firm to give back $4 million it got for negotiating a settlement on behalf of the state with the maker of OxyContin, a judge ruled Monday. [Richmond Register]

Late last month, ProPublica reported that the California man accused of killing a gay and Jewish University of Pennsylvania student was an avowed neo-Nazi and a member of Atomwaffen Division, one of the country’s most notorious extremist groups. [ProPublica]

Safety and security will be the topics of a town hall meeting at Boyd County High School at 6 p.m. Monday, according to interim superintendent Bill Boblett. [Ashland Independent]

“Talking to the president, I’ve never been so unimpressed by a person in my life. He didn’t make me feel better in the slightest.” Ms. Fuentes, who was left with a piece of shrapnel lodged behind her right eye, said Mr. Trump had called the gunman a “sick puppy” and said “‘oh boy, oh boy, oh boy,’ like, seven times.” [NY Times]

Some eastern Kentucky lawmakers believe the state Public Service Commission should consider rate affordability for residential consumers when setting rates for power companies. [Ronnie Ellis]

The new indictment offers a more detailed portrait of what prosecutors say was a multiyear scheme by Manafort and Gates to use their income from working for a Ukrainian political party to buy properties, evade taxes and support a lavish lifestyle even after their business connections in Kiev evaporated. [WaPo]

In the wake of active school shootings in Marshall County, in Parkland, Florida, and others around the country, area school administrators are reviewing their districts’ procedures and policies for keeping students and staff members safe in schools . [Glasgow Daily Times]

The NRA refused to answer a senator’s questions about funding from Russia. [ThinkProgress]

The addition of work requirements and other sweeping changes to Kentucky’s Medicaid program could cost nearly $187 million in the first six months alone to get up and running. [H-L]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync with Donald Trump’s get-tough approach toward immigration. [HuffPo]

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