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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:53 pm, KY

May 17, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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 DOWNBALLOT RACES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A former Miss America is among 19 candidates seeking office for down-ballot races in Kentucky that include secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, treasurer and auditor.

OPEN RECORDS-RULING

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ An appeals court says the University of Kentucky failed to follow open-records law in a dispute with the campus newspaper over its pursuit of documents in a sexual harassment investigation

ABORTION-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely restrict the procedure.

In Brief:

_METH-MIDDLE SCHOOL, from Whitesburg: Authorities say five students were involved in an incident involving methamphetamine at a Kentucky middle school.

_VIDEO-RESTRAINED INMATE PUNCHED, from Louisville: Prosecutors have obtained a guilty plea in a case against three former corrections officers involved in an assault on a handcuffed inmate in Louisville.

_THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FARM, from Georgetown: A thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky has welcomed former graded stakes winner Saudi Poetry as its newest resident.

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