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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 6 pm, KY

May 5, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville(at)ap.org. John Raby is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The next stop in the Triple Crown chase is the Preakness, though both Maximum Security Country House both remain non-committal for the May 18 race following the historic Kentucky Derby decision. Whether Country House tries to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive, the Derby decision will linger and remain one of several story lines off the track for the beleaguered sport heading to Pimlico. By Gary B. Graves.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Bettors who wagered on Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby only to see the colt get disqualified for interference will receive refunds.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Officials cited Maximum Security for interference and the colt became the first Kentucky Derby winner to be disqualified for violating a state regulation that penalizes horses for impeding the path of another in a race. Stewards, who supervise the outcome of races, referenced Section 12 of rule 810 KAR1:016. It calls for disqualification if “a leading horse or any other horse in a race swerves or is ridden to either side so as to interfere with, intimidate, or impede any other horse or jockey.”

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ More than 15,000 students from about 40 countries brought robots they’ve spent months building and fine-tuning to Louisville recently for a world championship designed to spark their interest in pursuing careers in fields such as engineering and technology. By Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal.


SUGARCREEK, Ohio _ Jerry Jacobson was a young boy in Cuyahoga Falls, living near the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, when he first fell in love with steam trains. By Susan Glaser, The Plain Dealer.


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