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

September 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TROPICAL WEATHER

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, possibly as a fearsome category 4. A hurricane hunter plane found Florence strengthening quickly, reaching top winds of 85 mph (140 kph) Sunday evening after crossing the 74 mph threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane earlier in the day. By Russ Bynum.

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—TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST

Also:

HEAVY RAINS-FLOODING, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities say heavy rains have caused flooding that killed a Kentucky cab driver and swept away a child.

In Brief:

REPORTING AWARD, from BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Mexican journalist Marcela Turati will be in Kentucky this month to accept an award for courageous international reporting.

KENTUCKY STATE-EDUCATIONAL DISPARITIES, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky State University is creating a center to research educational disparities.

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