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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:45 am, KY

March 19, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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:

ADDICTION TREATMENT-PRISONS

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. _ Laura Levine says she never smoked a cigarette or touched a drink until age 35. Then the mother of five tried heroin, and she was hooked. After some brushes with the law — petty larceny to support her habit — she was booked into Nassau County jail and withdrawal started kicking in. As the nausea, shaking and sweating grew worse, she began pleading with guards for help. By David Klepper.

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PRAYER BREAKFAST FALL, from LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Kentucky First Lady Glenna Bevin fell off the speaker’s platform during the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Lexington, but she’s OK.

TIM KAINE VISIT, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will be in Kentucky next month to speak at the University of Louisville.

HIV INFECTIONS, from FLORENCE, Ky. _ Health officials plan to announce a new, collaborative effort to eliminate new HIV infections in Kentucky.

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