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 Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at

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Kentucky's state auditor will release an audit of the state's judicial system on Thursday. It is believed to be the first comprehensive outside examination of the state's court system.


Kentucky's Attorney General will announce another opioid lawsuit on Thursday, the seventh he has filed so far.


NEW YORK — Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.

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In Brief:

POLICE CHASE-FATAL CRASH, from SOMERSET, Ky. — A police chase in Kentucky has ended in a crash that killed two people.

ALI CENTER-MUSLIM FILMS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Muhammad Ali Center is hosting a Muslim film festival and a panel discussion on the world-famous boxer's relevance to the Islamic community.

DETECTIVE SAVES SUSPECT, from GEORGETOWN, Ky. — A Kentucky police department is lauding a detective for rescuing a drowning man who tried to flee arrest.

LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, from GOLDEN POND, Ky. — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public feedback on how it should plan for recreation and environmental education at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.


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