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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:36 pm, KY

May 22, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR

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. Now all Kentucky voters will get a chance to take sides at the ballot box on a rivalry that has clearly gotten personal.

With:

_PRIMARY VOTERS, from Frankfort: The secretary of state’s office says voter turnout for Kentucky’s primary election was higher than projected.

_ALCOHOL VOTE, from Marion: Voters in a western Kentucky city have opted to allow alcohol sales.

In Brief:

_LOUISVILLE-CRUM HOSPITALIZED, from Louisville: An official with Denny Crum’s foundation says the former Louisville coach has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke.

_MURDER-FOR-HIRE, from Bowling Green: 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.

_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.

_HIGHWAY SINKHOLE-LANES CLOSED, from Clarksville, 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: With temperatures climbing and a holiday weekend coming up, many swimming pools and beaches at Kentucky State Parks are opening.

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