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

October 9, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


The Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys will ask a judge on Tuesday to remove a referendum from the November ballot about whether to change the state’s constitution. The ballot question, known as Marsy’s Law, would guarantee crime victims have rights during court proceedings.

In Brief:

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky residents are running out of time to register to vote in the November elections.

BARN QUILTS, from MAYFIELD, Ky. — Officials in a western Kentucky community are updating the locations of barns that are painted with colorful quilt designs in an effort to boost tourism.

ESCAPED INMATES-KENTUCKY, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — An official at a Kentucky jail says a breakdown in security protocol allowed two inmates working in the jail’s kitchen to escape by hiding in trash cans.


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