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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:54 pm, KY

May 2, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A group with close ties to Adam Edelen has unleashed the first TV attack ad in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for governor, saying Andy Beshear benefited from deep-pocketed corporate donors including the manufacturer of the opioid-based prescription painkiller OxyContin.

In Brief:

_GUNS FOUND-NEWARK AIRPORT, from Newark, N.J.: Newark airport officials say a Kentucky man had two loaded guns in his carry-on bag and now he faces several weapons charges.

_PENCE-KENTUCKY, from Frankfort: Vice President Mike Pence is returning to Kentucky to promote the U.S-Mexico-Canada trade accord and attend a Kentucky Derby Eve party.

_ASSAULT-ABORTION CLINIC, from Louisville: A Kentucky woman is charged with assaulting an 82-year-old woman who tried to hand her a flier outside the state’s only abortion clinic.

_STUDENT STABBED, from Somerset: Authorities say a Kentucky high school student has been stabbed and another charged with assault.

_PRIEST SUSPENDED, from Owensboro: A Catholic diocese in Kentucky has recommended a priest accused of sexually abusing two juveniles be permanently suspended from public ministry.

_GOVERNOR-SOCIAL MEDIA-ACLU, from Louisville: Newly released court records say Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin casts a wide net when blocking people on social media, citing reasons such as surpassing “a limit on idiocy” and “trolling.”

_DANIEL BOONE FOREST-COMMITTEE, from Winchester: Federal forestry officials are seeking volunteers to serve on an advisory committee that serves the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky.

_OLD FRIENDS HOMECOMING, from Georgetown: A thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky that is home to champion horses is having its annual homecoming event this weekend.

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