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

April 3, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

POLITICAL ORGANIZATION-DISSOLVES

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A Kentucky political organization backed by a pair of big names has dissolved more than two years after being formed as a way to promote new ideas and recruit people to make them work.

In Brief:

_CONGRESS-SYRIA, from Washington: He’s a libertarian-leaning Republican. She’s the popular House freshman of the liberal Democratic vanguard. Yet in this time of polarized politics, Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have found common ground on Syria.

_APPALACHIAN INVESTMENTS, from Pikeville: The Appalachian Regional Commission has announced grants aimed at supporting local responses to the substance abuse epidemic in Kentucky and Ohio.

_HUNGER STRIKE-UNIVERSITY, from Lexington: University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has agreed to cover a controversial mural at the school and make other changes after a two-hour meeting with student protesters.

_LOUISVILLE ZOO-PENGUINS, from Louisville: Some Louisville Zoo employees are serving as surrogate parents for a pair of baby penguins.

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