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

February 27, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. _ A push to ban e-cigarettes and other vaping products for people under 21 has been resurrected in Kentucky after some heart-felt testimony from a group of middle school students.


LEXINGTON, Ky. _ A Kentucky man appears in federal court Wednesday for a hearing on charges he possesses stolen identification documents. The Singapore government has accused him of stealing a database that lists personal information about thousands of people who have tested positive for HIV.

In Brief:

_MISSING WOMAN-911 TAPE, from Madisonville: The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld a Franklin County Circuit Court judgment against state police in a lawsuit over 911 call records.

_POLICE SHOOTING-KENTUCKY, from Elizabethtown: Police say a Kentucky officer shot and wounded a suspect during a high-speed chase through two counties.

_FLOODWATERS-LAKE CUMBERLAND, from Rowena: The Wolf Creek Dam near Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland is functioning normally, despite record rainfall and pressure from the swollen lake.

_SCHOOL-FIREFIGHTER, from Lexington: A new elementary school in central Kentucky will be named after the city’s first black female firefighter, who died in the line of duty in 2004.

_PARK-TREES, from Jamestown: Crews will cut hundreds of dead ash trees at Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland State Resort Park to prevent them from falling and posing a safety hazard.

_FLORIDA THOROUGHBRED BREEDING, from Ocala, Fla.: Data shows that Florida’s thoroughbred breeding industry still has not recovered from the recession a decade ago.


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