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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest, Update, KY

May 12, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

ABORTION BANS-STATES

If a new Mississippi law survives a court challenge, it will be nearly impossible for most pregnant women to get an abortion there. Or, potentially, in neighboring Louisiana. Or Alabama. Or Georgia. By Russ Bynum. SENT: 1,000 words.

AP Photos GAATJ301-0507191322, NYAG602-0320181640.

MURDER FOR HIRE

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ An Islamic leader in Lexington and two others are charged in a murder for hire plot. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports an informant posing as a hit man first met with Islamic Center of Lexington leader Mahmoud Shalash. Shalash told the informant a person owed him $80,000 and asked the informant to do whatever he had to to get the money back. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-DOWN SYNDROME GRADUATE

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ At 30, Megan McCormick has been in the spotlight more than most people. In 2013, she became the first student with Down Syndrome to graduate from Bluegrass Community and Technical College with an associate degree in education. SENT: 600 words.

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