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

May 24, 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. Travis Loller 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ABORTION-RAPE AND INCEST

Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrates the sweeping bans passed in several states, it’s divided by a widening rift over whether those prohibitions should apply to victims of rape and incest. The debate pits those who believe any abortion is immoral against those who worry that a no-exception stance could be harmful to some Republican candidates in upcoming elections. A Gallup poll last year found that 77% of Americans support exceptions in cases of rape and incest.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT-TATTOOS, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The Kentucky Department of Health has proposed banning artists from tattooing on scared skin and is holding a public meeting on the proposal next week.

LOUISVILLE SKILLS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The University of Louisville is partnering with the Humana Foundation and Interapt to offer free information technology training to unemployed and underemployed local residents.

VETERANS-AVIATION JOBS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A new program in Kentucky is training veterans with aviation or power plant mechanics experience to become Federal Aviation Administration certified.

MEMORIAL DAY-VETERANS, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Memorial Day ceremonies are planned at five state veterans cemeteries as well as veterans centers around the state.

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