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

May 22, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ In Kentucky political circles, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the bitter feud between the state’s governor and attorney general over legal issues with sweeping implications for the future. The drama between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has been spiced by subplots — some involving Beshear’s family — and now Kentucky’s voters will get a chance to take sides at the ballot box on a rivalry that has clearly gotten personal. By Bruce Schreiner.

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INDIANA HOUSE EXPLOSION, from JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. _ Fire investigators have determined the explosion of a southern Indiana house that killed one person was caused by natural gas. AP Photos.

HIGHWAY SINKHOLE-LANES CLOSED, from CHARLESTOWN, Ind. _ State transportation officials say a sinkhole that opened up overnight on a southern Indiana highway has forced the closure of a portion of that freeway.

BALTIMORE POLICE-NEW HIRES, from BALTIMORE _ The police department of Baltimore, Maryland, has hired new leaders for its operations and public integrity bureaus.

PARKS-SWIMMING, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ With temperatures climbing and a holiday weekend coming up, many swimming pools and beaches at Kentucky State Parks are opening.

MURDER-FOR-HIRE, from BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ A Kentucky man accused in a murder-for-hire plot is awaiting extradition in the Philippines, where he was arrested on charges including complicity to murder.


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