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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:55 pm, KY

May 7, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ 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 amounts to an unconstitutional infringement of her executive authority.


ATLANTA _ Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws, a measure that bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant.

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WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday.

In Brief:

_SCHOOL SHOOTING-KENTUCKY, from Benton: A defense attorney representing a teenager accused of killing two classmates during a shooting at a Kentucky school has asked that the trial be moved outside Marshall and neighboring counties.

_FATAL CRASH-GUILTY PLEA, from Manchester: A driver accused of killing a pregnant woman and three other people while on drugs in Kentucky has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

_POLICE MEMORIALS, from Louisville: 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: Louisville’s Galt House has hired its first ever “artist in residence” at the riverside hotel.


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