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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, KY

May 23, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 GOVERNOR’S RACE

Andy Beshear fell short of 40% of the vote in winning an ultra-competitive Democratic primary for governor. Barely half of Republican voters supported Gov. Matt Bevin’s reelection.

GRACELAND-NEW EXHIBITS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali. Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday to guests visiting the Presley-themed tourist attraction in Memphis. The singer, actor and pop icon lived in Memphis until his death on Aug. 16, 1977. By Adrian Sainz.

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PAVING WITH RECYCLED TIRES, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky’s Division of Waste Management is giving grants to five counties to used recycled rubber tires to repave roadways.

FRUIT OF THE LOOM-JOBS, from BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ Fruit of the Loom says it is cutting about 100 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Kentucky.

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