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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane Florence churned Tuesday toward the Eastern Seaboard as a storm of "staggering" size, forcing a million people to evacuate the coast.

In Brief:

—McCONNELL, from Louisville: Mitch McConnell will speak to reporters Tuesday in Louisville on topics such as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the hemp provision in the farm bill.

—GRANDMOTHER SLASHED, from Leitchfield: Authorities in Kentucky say a teen slashed his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbed her before calling 911 to report her injuries.

—WILDCATS-CAR FLIPPED, from Lexington: A man's car fell victim to celebrating University of Kentucky fans and has been replaced by a local dealership.

—RED RIVER GORGE-ARCHAEOLOGY, from Winchester: The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is hosting a 30th annual Living Archaeology Weekend in September.

—STUDENT PHILANTHROPY, from Lexington: The University of Kentucky has opened a center for student philanthropy.

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