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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:40 am, KY

March 13, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Stories:

KENTUCKY-PENSION UNDERFUNDING

Kentucky has one of the worst-funded pension systems in the country. But the state’s Republican-controlled legislature will vote this week to make it worse. GOP leaders say they have no choice, because universities and state agencies can’t afford to pay what they owe to cover their employees.

US KENTUCKY TAXES

Kentucky lawmakers are expected to announce a deal on a tax bill that could include a big break for banks plus help for nonprofits.

In Brief:

SUPREME COURT VACANCY, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The Judicial Nominating Commission has selected three finalists for a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

CAMP NELSON, from NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. _ The National Park Service is seeking public comment as it drafts a document that will help direct the future of Camp Nelson National Monument.

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