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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY

May 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FRANKFORT, Ky. _ After Adam Edelen went on the attack in Kentucky’s increasingly feisty Democratic primary, rival Andy Beshear pushed back on Wednesday, saying any infighting benefits Republicans.

In Brief:

_ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE, from Bowling Green: Officials in a south-central Kentucky city have again voted against an ordinance that would add specific housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender residents.

_TRAFFIC CRASH-OFFICER KILLED, from Louisville: Four people pulled over by a Louisville, Kentucky, police officer just before she was killed by a semitruck have joined her family’s lawsuit against the driver charged in the death and his employer.

_PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION-ATMOS, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Public Service Commission has denied a request by Atmos Energy to increase residential natural gas rates for about 177,000 customers in central and western parts of the state.

_TUITION INCREASE, from Lexington: University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has announced in-state undergraduate students will see tuition increase by 2.4% this fall.


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