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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:35 pm, KY

February 13, 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. Beth Campbell 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

Top Stories:


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Legal sports betting in Kentucky could be worth at least $20 million a year in new taxes, with most of it going to the state’s struggling public pension systems, according to an analysis of a proposal in the House of Representatives.


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Republican leaders, including President Donald Trump, are rallying to save a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky that is targeted for closure.


COVINGTON, Ky. _ A Kentucky diocese investigation has determined that Catholic school boys didn’t instigate a confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial that went viral on social media.

In Brief:

_FATAL BARN FIRE, from Prospect: Officials say a 61-year-old man injured in a Kentucky barn fire has died.

_KENTUCKY SHOOTING, from Owensboro: A Kentucky prosecutor says he’ll seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the “execution-style” shootings of three people.

_OVERDOSE DEATH, from Louisville: A federal grand jury in Louisville has charged a 27-year-old man in a heroin overdose death that happened earlier this month.

_FORT CAMPBELL-GENERAL, from Fort Campbell: The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell is welcoming a new commanding general.


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