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

May 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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’s secretary of state has challenged a new state law removing her power over the State Board of Elections, claiming the action by Republican lawmakers was an unconstitutional infringement of her executive authority.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Kentucky Derby winner Country House isn’t a racing rock star just yet. If not for the garland of roses draped across the white saw horse outside Bill Mott’s stable at Churchill Downs or the sign beside his stall that reads 2019 Kentucky Derby winner, it might be hard to know Country House won thoroughbred racing’s marquee event. By Gary B. Graves.

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ATLANTA _ Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp is set to sign legislation banning abortions at around six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they’re pregnant. Kemp’s office says the signing at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the state Capitol in Atlanta will be attended by lawmakers including state Rep. Ed Setzler, the bill’s author. By Ben Nadler.

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In Brief:

POLICE MEMORIALS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Kentucky State Police posts around the state are remembering fallen officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, dating back decades.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Louisville’s Galt House has hired its first ever “artist in residence” at the riverside hotel.


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