AP-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 9 am, KY
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 email@example.com. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Old Forester, the bourbon that launched a family dynasty and a spirits company, has returned to its pre-Prohibition Kentucky home in a newly renovated building that symbolizes the brand’s comeback from years of decline. The Old Forester Distilling Co. opens its doors to tourists Friday along a stretch of downtown Louisville known as Whiskey Row for its historic ties to Kentucky’s bourbon industry. Bourbon tourism has matured into big business in Kentucky, and Old Forester is tapping into the strategy to build brand awareness. By Bruce Schreiner.
KENTUCKY BRIBERY TRIAL
The federal bribery trial of a veteran lobbyist continues Thursday, with testimony from a convicted consultant. Also, the defense could begin its case.
ARTS CENTER FIRE, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A fire at a Kentucky performing arts center may have damaged artwork worth $18 million.
WHITEWATER RAFTING STUDY, from ELKHORN CITY, Ky. — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says the Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to study the possibility of expanding whitewater rafting season at Breaks Interstate Park.
TEEN FORCED TO DRINK, from SOMERSET, Ky. — A Kentucky woman accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter to drink whiskey until she fell has had her probation revoked.
DRUG DEALER-SNAPCHAT ERROR, from MORGANFIELD, Ky. — A suspected Kentucky drug dealer likely tanked his reviews after police say a wrong phone number posted on Snapchat led clients straight to police.
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