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

August 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE

FRANKFORT, Ky. -The Kentucky Senate Republican Caucus has launched an election-year investigation of contracting procedures in the Democratic Attorney General’s office. The report won’t be released until next summer. Attorney General Andy Beshear is running for governor in 2019. By Adam Beam.

2018 MIDTERMS-TAXES

WASHINGTON — There’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation’s premier midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House majority this fall — and it has little to do with the surging economy or the sweeping tax cuts that the GOP celebrated as a once-in-a-generation achievement just eight months ago. By Steve Peoples and Bill Barrow.

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CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-TUSKEGEE

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — In 1906, when aging, white Confederate veterans of the Civil War and black ex-slaves still lived on the old plantations of the Deep South, two very different celebrations were afoot in this city known even then as a beacon of black empowerment. Tuskegee Institute, founded to educate Southern blacks whose families had lived in bondage for generations, was saluting its 25th anniversary. By Jay Reeves. Abridged version also moving.

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In Brief:

UBER FIGHT-DEATH, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police say a Kentucky Uber driver who got into a fight with a passenger has died.

NASCAR-WEATHER CREDITS, from CONCORD, N.C. — Speedway Motorsports is promising NASCAR fans a ticket credit if a race is postponed because of weather.

BOURBON WAREHOUSE COLLAPSE, from BARDSTOWN, Ky. — The collapse of a Kentucky distillery’s warehouse last month has crews still cleaning up and trying to salvage roughly 18,000 barrels of aging bourbon.

FESTIVAL-DEAF CULTURE, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A daylong event highlighting hard of hearing and Deaf culture, art and language is set for next month in Kentucky’s largest city.

GINSENG BAN, from WINCHESTER, Ky. — The U.S. Forest Service is continuing a ban on ginseng harvesting in the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky.

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