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Klan representative on hateful fliers: 'We thought it was cute'

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Hateful recruitment fliers for the KKK have been found in several Kentucky counties. Hateful recruitment fliers for the KKK have been found in several Kentucky counties.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hateful recruitment fliers for the KKK have been found in several Kentucky counties.

The fliers -- placed in plastic bags with rocks used to hold them down -- were reported outside of homes and businesses in Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

One of them reads, in part, “We are the Ku Klux Klan and we are back in town.” That's the only non-vulgar line on the fliers, which also mention sending people of certain races, religions and backgrounds “back where they came from.”

Campbellsville Police Chief Patricia Thompson said the messages were scattered around town and even found on the front steps of city hall and the police department.

“Phones were lit up when people started finding them,” said Chief Thompson. “Whoever is putting these out, they weren’t from this area. They’re bringing their hateful literature into our area, trying to recruit.”

WDRB News contacted a phone number on the flier, which brought us to a Kentucky woman who did not want to identify herself -- except to say she was affiliated with the KKK.

“There is no reason behind it,” the woman said. “It’s just something we came up with for recruitment purposes. We thought it was cute.”

The woman said the phone number has received numerous calls since the fliers were distributed. But Chief Thompson has her doubts.

“They may have had a lot of police officers calling to find out if they’re legitimate, but I don’t think there were a lot of people from Campbellsville calling to be members of the Klan,” said Chief Thompson.

The Klan is allowed to distribute the fliers under the First Amendment, according to Chief Thompson.

She said her office destroyed all of the fliers they collected from around town. She suggests anyone who finds one does the same.

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