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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:40 pm, KY

August 25, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sarah Huckabee Sanders will speak at the Republican Party of Kentucky’s annual dinner. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also scheduled to speak. UPCOMING: 600 words from 6:35 p.m. event.


LEXINGTON, Ky. — “There is not a man under the canopy of heaven, that does not know that slavery is wrong for him.” This line, from Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” is now emblazoned around the domed ceiling of the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Hall entryway. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

—EPA ADMINISTRATOR-COAL PLAN, from Winchester: President Donald Trump’s top environmental official has headed to Kentucky to tout a new plan aimed at aiding the coal industry. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited the Clark Energy Cooperative headquarters Friday in Winchester.


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