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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 9 am, KY

May 16, 2019 GMT

Good morning! 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@ap.org. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern unless noted otherwise.


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Top Stories:


Democrats running for Kentucky governor meet for their third debate of the week, coming less than a week before voters go to the polls. in the state’s primary election.


Undaunted by his status as a political underdog, Republican lawmaker Robert Goforth has logged more than 10,000 miles in his pickup truck and put at least $750,000 of his own money into challenging Kentucky’s governor in the state’s primary election.

In Brief:

KENTUCKY-ABORTION, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has started its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that struck down a state abortion law that would halt a common second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies.

ADOPTIVE SON SLAYING, from ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. _ A Kentucky man accused of killing his 4-year-old foster son is now on trial for the boy’s death.


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