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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY

February 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ABORTION-KENTUCKY

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky lawmakers heard the beating heart of a woman’s unborn baby before voting Thursday to advance a bill to ban most abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

COAL PLANT-POLITICS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, despite objections from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a move the board says will save its more than 10 million customers $320 million.

GUN BILL

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A bill that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training has been advanced by a Senate committee in Kentucky.

Also:

SLAYING CONFESSION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Years after being acquitted for the beating death of his stepbrother while they were both teens, a Kentucky man now says he did it.

In Brief:

_BUS CRASH-PEDESTRIAN DEATH, from Franklin: Kentucky State Police say a Tennessee woman walking her dog on Interstate 65 near the border between the states was killed when she ventured into the path of an oncoming bus.

_SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSURE, from Silver Grove: The school board of Silver Grove, Kentucky, has voted to close and merge with the school district in Campbell County.

_LGBT HEALTH CENTER, from Louisville: A New York health care specialist has been hired to lead The LGBT Center at the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Center.

_INDIANA FLOODING, from Elizabeth, Ind.: Rising floodwaters along the Ohio River have forced the temporary closure of a southern Indiana casino and its hotel.

_AP APPOINTMENT-CHARLESTON, from Atlanta: Anthony Izaguirre, an award-winning journalist who has worked for The Associated Press in three states, has been named the AP’s statehouse correspondent in Charleston, W.Va.

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