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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, KY

May 17, 2019

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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern unless noted otherwise.

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:

KENTUCKY DOWNBALLOT RACES

A former Miss America is among 19 candidates seeking office for down-ballot races in Kentucky that include secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, treasurer and auditor. AP Photos.

With: KENTUCKY DOWNBALLOT RACES-GLANCE.

ABORTION-MISSOURI

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely restrict the procedure.. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It would include exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest. Doctors would face five to 15 years in prison for violating the eight-week cutoff. Women who receive abortions wouldn’t be prosecuted. By Summer Ballentine.

AP Photos.

In Brief:

VIDEO-RESTRAINED INMATE PUNCHED, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Prosecutors have obtained a guilty plea in a case against three former corrections officers involved in an assault on a handcuffed inmate in Louisville.

THOROUGHBRED RETIREMENT FARM, from GEORGETOWN, Ky. _ A thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky has welcomed former graded stakes winner Saudi Poetry as its newest resident.

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