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

February 28, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ At least six Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday _ including the two largest systems in the state _ as a wave of teachers called in sick to protest what one leader called “half-truths” and “shadiness” at the state legislature.


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Doctors who don’t try to save the lives of infants born alive during abortions would face felony prosecutions and jail time under a bill advanced by Kentucky lawmakers on Thursday.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ The Tennessee Valley Authority says river levels in its wide-ranging coverage region should be starting to recede, but flood-stricken residents should not exhale just yet as TVA continues to release water from swollen dams and forecasters predict more rain in the coming days.

In Brief:

_MISSING SOLDIER, from Fort Campbell: A Fort Campbell soldier has admitted to having his ex-wife killed and to helping hide her body.

_AVIATION MAINTENANCE-TRAINING, from Richmond: Eastern Kentucky University says the Appalachian Regional Commission will invest $1.4 million in the school’s Appalachia Aviation Maintenance Technician Training project.

_WILDLIFE CENTER, from Frankfort: Kentucky’s Salato Wildlife Education Center is reopening this week, complete with renovations made during the facility’s winter closure.

_CLARKSVILLE HOSPITAL-CLOSURE, from Clarksville, Ind.: A southern Indiana hopsital that’s struggled financially will close this spring after a decade of operation.


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