BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, KY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com.
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KENTUCKY STATE OF THE COMMONWEALTH
Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin will deliver his annual State of the Commonwealth Address on Thursday, a few weeks after formally filing for re-election with a new running mate.
President Donald Trump’s call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bills that they hope can pass muster with the Supreme Court. Two bills proposing to outlaw abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, advanced out of House and Senate committees in the Mississippi Legislature this week, with GOP Gov. Phil Bryant pledging to sign either into law. By David Crary.
BOURBON TOURISM, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky distilleries are reporting another record year for bourbon tourism in the state that produces most of the world’s bourbon.
TRAFFIC DEATHS, from BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ Officials say traffic fatalities on Kentucky highways are down for the second year in a row.
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