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

February 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky residents could soon have more opportunities to register as an organ donor.


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A decade ago, bourbon barons poured bottles of their precious amber liquid on the Kentucky Capitol steps to protest a looming tax hike. On Wednesday, industry officials stood with lawmakers to cheer another round of growth in the spirits sector.

In Brief:

_UNIVERSITY STUDENT-CHILD KILLED, from Lexington: A University of Kentucky student accused of driving drunk in a crash that killed a 4-year-old boy now faces a reckless homicide charge.

_DOUBLE SLAYING, from Kingsport, Tenn.: Police say two suspects in a double fatal shooting in Tennessee have been arrested in Kentucky.

_SUPREME COURT, from Paducah: An appellate judge has announced he will run for a spot on the Kentucky Supreme Court days after Justice Bill Cunningham retired.

_TEACHER CHARGED, from Cynthiana: Police say a former Kentucky special-needs teacher has been indicted on charges of rape and sex abuse involving a former student.

_PREGNANT WOMAN-FATAL SHOOTING, from Lexington: Four men have pleaded guilty in the 2016 death of a pregnant Kentucky woman who was fatally hit by a stray bullet during a robbery.

_COUNTY TREASURER THEFT, from McKee: A former county treasurer in Kentucky has admitted to writing $161,000 worth unauthorized checks to herself and trying to cover up the crime.

_EARNS-HUMANA, from Louisville: Humana Inc. (HUM) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $355 million.

_BISON SALE, from Union: Kentucky officials have some unusual surplus property that’s being made available for sale: four bison from Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County.


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