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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2:03 pm, KY

March 15, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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KENTUCKY TEACHER PROTESTS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky’s education commissioner has a news conference to talk about a wave of school closures this month prompted by teachers coordinating to use their sick days in protest of proposed legislation.

ABORTION-KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Abortion-rights defenders opened a new legal fight against Kentucky on Friday to try to block one of the country’s most restrictive abortion measures, which would mostly ban the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

LEGISLATURE-WRAPUP

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ People who put solar panels on their homes will likely get less credit for the power they generate after Kentucky lawmakers OK’d new rules for the fledgling industry in one of the country’s top coal-producing states.

WINTER WEATHER

BISMARCK, N.D. _ Rain and snowmelt from a massive late-winter storm pushed streams and rivers out of their banks, saturated rural fields and swelled on city streets from Nebraska to Wisconsin, even threatening a nuclear power plant Friday, with the flooding expected to last into the weekend.

In Brief:

_INFANT DEATH, from Russellville: A Kentucky judge has sentenced a 34-year-old man to 10 years in prison in the death of his 5-month-old daughter after she was left in a van.

_ZOO-SINKHOLE, from Louisville: The Louisville Zoo in Kentucky is set to reopen after a sinkhole opened up and ate a patch of land about as wide as a football field.

_PADDLING TRIPS, from Olive Hill: Carter Caves State Resort Park is hosting guided paddling trips on Tygarts Creek in April and May.

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