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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY

June 5, 2018

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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify, who won the first two legs out of the No. 7 post, finds out where he will break from the gate for the Belmont Stakes when post positions are drawn. The colt could face 10 rivals in his bid to become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. By Racing Writer Beth Harris.


NEW YORK — The only thing Bob Baffert wanted to do in horse racing was win the Triple Crown. Been there, done that in 2015 with American Pharoah. By Beth Harris.

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WATER DISTRICT INVESTIGATION, from INEZ, Ky. — Kentucky’s Attorney General says he’s going to investigate the operations and management of a troubled water district.

HOUSE EXPLOSION-DEATH, from WHITESBURG, Ky. — Police say they found human remains in the aftermath of an explosion and fire that destroyed a home in eastern Kentucky.

TRAIN HITS BOY, from LONDON, Ky. — Officials say a 12-year-old Kentucky boy who was hit by a train on Friday has died from his injuries.

COOKWARE PLANT, from BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A cookware manufacturer based in Canada says it will build its first U.S. plant in Kentucky.

KENTUCKY KINGDOM-RIDE MISHAP, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A roller coaster at a Kentucky amusement park has been reopened after a two-day closure to determine why two train cars collided.

PARKS-SCIENCE, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — Parks across Kentucky are inviting children to learn about biology and participate in a scientific count of living organisms.


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