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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:58 pm, KY

March 20, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Lawmakers and advocates react to a cut in the funding of a federal trust that gives medical benefits and payments to sufferers of black lung disease.


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Republican lawmaker Robert Goforth introduces himself to voters in the first TV ad of his campaign challenge against Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in the spring primary.


BALTIMORE _ Baltimore has ratcheted up a bitter dispute with the owners of a historic racetrack in an effort to seize a nearly 150-year-old course and block the move of one of America’s premier horse races out of the city where it was first run in 1873.

In Brief:

_TRAFFIC CRASH-OFFICER KILLED, from Louisville: A Kentucky truck driver charged with murder in the traffic death of a Louisville Metro Police officer will be monitored at home while he awaits trial.

_BULLYING SUMMIT, from Louisville: Jefferson County Public Schools is holding the district’s first Bullying and Suicide Prevention Summit.

_VIOLENCE PREVENTION, from Frankfort: Kentucky’s attorney general says his office is joining in an initiative that encourages bystanders to actively prevent violence.

_MOTHER KILLED-NEWBORN DELIVERED, from Lexington: A Kentucky coroner says a newborn girl delivered following the fatal shooting of her pregnant mother has died.

_BABY-OVERDOSE, from Covington: Authorities say a 9-month-old baby overdosed on drugs and had to be revived with an opioid overdose-reversal drug.

_101ST AIRBORNE-DEPARTURE, from Fort Campbell: The senior enlisted leader of the 101st Airborne Division is leaving his post this week.


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