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

May 15, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


LEXINGTON, Ky. — With marginal policy differences among them, the leading contenders for a Kentucky congressional seat Democrats think is within reach have emphasized their resumes instead. One is a successful businessman who became mayor and another is a former military fighter pilot. A third candidate is an experienced lawmaker with an Ivy League background and a liberal pedigree. By Bruce Schreiner.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A white nationalist on probation for harassing a protester at a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally in Kentucky is going to jail after a domestic abuse incident in Indiana. Matthew Heimbach was ordered to serve 38 days in jail for violating the terms of his two-year probation for the Trump rally incident. The 27-year-old Heimbach appeared Tuesday in misdemeanor court in Louisville and was led away in handcuffs. Will be updated.


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Republican governor will announce an apprenticeship program or social workers.


BALTIMORE — Pimlico Race Course is all gussied up again this week, ready to host the Preakness on a day that will enable the 148-year-old track to survive another year. Old Hilltop is beginning to show its age, however, and it will cost an estimated $300 million to make it right. So it might not be long before the middle jewel of the Triple Crown moves south within the state to newer, fresher Laurel Park.

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In Brief:

COURIER JOURNAL-EDITOR, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Veteran journalist Richard A. Green has been named editor of Courier Journal and Midwest regional editor for the USA Today Network.

DISTILLERY-VISITOR CENTER, from SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky distillery’s visitor center is expected to open next year.

ALUMINUM PLANT, from GUTHRIE, Ky. — Aluminum supplier Novelis is breaking ground on a new $305 million processing plant in western Kentucky.


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