Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Carrying winds of up to 140 mph (220 kph) as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence is expected to approach Category 5 status on Tuesday as it slows and strengthens off North and South Carolina. The center of the massive storm is then forecast to meander Thursday, Friday and Saturday over a stretch of coastline saturated by rising seas. By Jonathan Drew.

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WILDCATS-CAR FLIPPED, from LEXINGTON, Ky. — A man's car fell victim to celebrating University of Kentucky fans, and has been replaced by a local dealership.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, Ky. — The Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky is hosting a 30th annual Living Archaeology Weekend in September.

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

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

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