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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2 pm , KY

February 24, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Eastern.

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DEEP SOUTH WEATHER

COLUMBUS, Miss. _ Weekend storms raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths and injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. A woman was killed when a tornado hit Columbus, Mississippi, and a man died when he drove into floodwaters in Tennessee, officials said. Officials in some eastern Kentucky counties declared emergencies due to heavy flooding and mudslides.

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EXCHANGE-SERIAL KILLER SURVIVOR

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ In August 1997, Holly K. Dunn was walking along railroad tracks at night near the University of Kentucky with her boyfriend Chris Maier. From the darkness, a man appeared and then bound and gagged the couple. He killed Maier with a rock. An AP Member Exchange.

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