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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:55 pm, KY

February 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin delivers his annual State of the Commonwealth Address on Thursday, a couple of weeks after formally filing for re-election with a new running mate.


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky lawmakers heard emotional pleas from the parents of two school shooting victims Thursday as a school safety measure started moving forward.


UNDATED _ President Donald Trump’s call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Yum Brands missed Wall Street’s profit and revenue forecasts in the fourth quarter despite strong same-store sales growth at Taco Bell and KFC restaurants.

In Brief:

_STUDENT FATALLY SHOT, from Bowling Green: A former Western Kentucky University student has been sentenced to four years in prison for fatally shooting another student.

_POLICE SERGEANT-STALKING, from Lexington: A Lexington, Kentucky, police sergeant accused of stalking a woman has been found not guilty of official misconduct.

_BOURBON TOURISM, from Frankfort: Kentucky distilleries are reporting another record year for bourbon tourism in the state that produces most of the world’s bourbon.

_TRAFFIC DEATHS, from Bowling Green: Officials say traffic fatalities on Kentucky highways are down for the second year in a row.


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