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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:33 pm, KY

May 3, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is playing up his ties with President Donald Trump and their willingness to shake up the political system in his reelection campaign’s first TV ad, which launched as the Republican faces mounting criticism from Democrats, teachers’ groups and other adversaries.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Keith Whitley seemed destined to become a country star with his haunting, soulful baritone honed by his roots in Kentucky bluegrass. But his life was cut tragically short when he died of alcohol poisoning in 1989 at the age of 33 when his addiction finally overcame him.

In Brief:

_SCHOOL-THREATS-KENTUCKY, from Lawrenceburg: A Kentucky man facing state charges in connection with school shooting threats is also being charged with federal offenses.

_DOCTOR INDICTED, from Covington: A Kentucky doctor convicted of health care fraud has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay $1 million in restitution.

_PRINTING SOLAR PANELS, from Louisville: The University of Louisville has won a $1 million grant for researching the manufacture of thin solar panels by repurposing printing presses.

_BOY-CANCER TREATMENT BATTLE, from Tampa, Fla.: A judge ruled that a 3-year-old Florida boy will be turned over to his maternal grandparents while his parents are involved in a legal battle over his cancer treatment.

_CLARKSVILLE SHOOTING, from Clarksville, Ind.: A prosecutor has decided that the fatal shooting of a southern Indiana man by a police officer after the man refused to drop a gun was justified.

_FAMED DERBY POOP, from Georgetown: Are you interested in a $200 jar of poop from 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm? If so, the jars by Kentucky for Kentucky went on sale May 1.


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