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

March 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Story:

BOURBON SHIPMENTS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky’s bourbon industry has a bracing message for its home state lawmakers as they consider whether to relax restrictions on wine sales: What’s good for California vineyards should also apply to the bluegrass state’s signature spirit. The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is pushing to have the spirits industry included in a bill that, in its current form, would allow direct out-of-state shipments of wine to Kentucky consumers. By Bruce Schreiner.

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EXCESSIVE FORCE-JAIL INMATES

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. _ The U.S. Department of Justice says an investigation found evidence that a Kentucky jail routinely uses excessive force against inmates through the use of chemical agents, restraint chairs and electronic control devices.

In Brief:

LOBBYIST SPENDING-KENTUCKY, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The Kentucky legislature only met for four days in January, but it was enough for lobbying spending to set a record.

UNIVERSITY-GHEENS FOUNDATION, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The University of Louisville says the Gheens Foundation has pledged $2 million in unrestricted funds to the school.

GED PROGRAM, from VERSAILLES, Ky. _ Kentucky’s community and technical college system has launched a program allowing the state’s adults to earn a GED and a college credential at the same time.

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