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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest, KY

August 26, 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. John Raby 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Embroiled in a tough re-election fight against a retired Marine, Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr showed no hesitation in welcoming a campaign visit from President Donald Trump, brushing off the latest headlines showing legal turmoil for two of the president’s former confidants. By Bruce Schreiner.

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — “It was as easy to raise a (lynch) mob in Logan County in those days as to drop a hat ... .” That was the observation of Bowling Green lawyer John Rhodes in 1944. Rhodes was looking back three decades on the power of mob violence he saw firsthand as one of the lawyers in a 1908 shooting case in Russellville involving an African-American named Rufus Browder. By Wes Swietek, Bowling Green Daily News.

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KENTUCKY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION-PICKET, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — A union that represents staff members at the Kentucky Education Association held an informational demonstration over contract negotiations.


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