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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, KY

May 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

Kentucky Derby-The Picks

From 1980 through 1999, the favorite never won the Kentucky Derby. In the 19 years since, the favorite has won 10 times _ including each of the last six. That being said, the Run for the Roses is typically one of the toughest races to handicap each year. And this year’s edition may seem more wide-open to bettors than usual. Here’s how the race will go, and who will win. By Tim Reynolds.

Betting for Dummies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Betting on horse racing is as close as a cellphone, computer or smart TV. And the handful of states where legal sports betting is operational try to make it easier with a simplified guide on bets and payouts. By Gary B. Graves.

In Brief:

SLAIN TEEN, from BEECH GROVE, Ind. _ A Kentucky soldier has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an Indiana teenager.

ELECTRIC RATES, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The Kentucky Public Service Commission has set new base rates for the two largest electric providers in Kentucky.

LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS, from RICHMOND, Ky. _ A foundation has awarded $48,000 to 26 Kentucky students, including three surviving children of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.


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