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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:41 pm, KY

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

KAINE-ELECTORAL COLLEGE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine has endured the pain of winning the popular vote but losing the Electoral College, which denied him the vice presidency. But the Virginia Democrat on Monday downplayed the prospects of abolishing the Electoral College.

With:

_McCONNELL-PROTESTERS, from Louisville: Protesters briefly interrupted remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell while he attended a campus event in his Kentucky hometown.

In Brief:

_POLICE SHOOTING, from Louisville: A Kentucky man who was shot while allegedly trying to run police over in a stolen van has pleaded not guilty to attempting to murder officers and fleeing authorities.

_UNION-HOSPITAL CONTRACT, from Harlan: A union says hospital workers in Kentucky and West Virginia have approved a three-year contract.

_STREAKING METEOR, from Eridu, Fla.: The National Weather Service says a bright flash across the Florida night sky over the weekend was likely a falling meteor.

_HISTORIC SITES, from Frankfort: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has transferred a third state historic site to local officials.

_POET LAUREATE, from Frankfort: A Kentucky writer has been appointed the state’s poet laureate.

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