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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Brown-Forman Corp. reported higher first-quarter net income Wednesday, fueled partly by strong overseas sales aimed at softening the short-term impact from tariffs.

In Brief:

—VETERANS CENTERS, from Frankfort: Kentucky's four veterans centers will be polling places in future elections.

—ORDINANCE-HALFWAY HOUSE ESCAPEES, from Paducah: Officials in a western Kentucky city have voted in favor of an ordinance that requires private correctional facilities to more quickly notify law enforcement agencies when there is an escape.

—STATE EMPLOYEE-$215K RAISE, from Frankfort: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has awarded a member of his administration a $215,000 raise, leading the worker to make more than double the governor's salary.

—LRC DIRECTOR, from Frankfort: The director of the Legislative Research Commission says Republican leaders have chosen not to renew his contract.

—KENTUCKY CENTER-FIRE, from Frankfort: State officials say shows can resume on Sept. 1 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts in Louisville after a scan confirmed the roof did not sustain major damage from a June fire.

—GIRLFRIEND CHARGED, from Newport: A Kentucky woman accused of killing her on-again, off-again boyfriend has been found guilty in the slaying for the second time.

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