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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:56 pm, KY

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky Democrats running for governor meet in the second of three debates scheduled during the final full week of campaigning before the May 21 primary election.

KENTUCKY ATTORNEY GENERAL

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A Kentucky state senator and a former aide to Sen. Mitch McConnell are battling over who’s the real conservative in the Republican primary for state attorney general.

KENTUCKY PENSIONS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration hasn’t built enough “comfort level” among lawmakers to get his pension-relief proposal through the Republican-led House in a potential special legislative session, the House speaker said Wednesday.

LRC DIRECTOR

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky legislative leaders have selected a top staff member in the Senate president’s office to become the next director of the Legislative Research Commission.

SHAREHOLDERS CARE

NEW YORK _ It’s not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment. In Kentucky, Yum Brands shareholders are pushing for an annual report on what the parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell is doing about deforestation caused by its suppliers.

ABORTION-OHIO

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics sued Wednesday to thwart Ohio’s latest and most restrictive abortion law, an anticipated move that’s part of a national anti-abortion strategy to challenge the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

In Brief:

_MISSING TODDLER-KENTUCKY, from Salyersville: Officials have widened the search area for a 22-month-old boy who disappeared Sunday evening from his rural Kentucky home.

_VIDEO RECORDER-BATHROOM, from Murray: A former Kentucky teacher has pleaded not guilty to charges that he placed a video recorder in a bathroom at a high school.

_LEXINGTON-PAPER RECYCLING, from Lexington: The city of Lexington, Kentucky, is suspending paper recycling due to “changes in the global marketplace” for recycled materials.

_DRUG TREATMENT CENTER-APPALACHIA, from Frankfort: A group active in the fight against drug addiction in Kentucky’s largest city is planning to open a regional recovery center in Appalachia.

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