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

April 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A woman who was paid $110,000 by three current and former Republican lawmakers in a secret sexual harassment settlement has asked a Kentucky judge to dismiss their lawsuit demanding that she give the money back.


CINCINNATI _ A 23-year-old man faces a U.S. magistrate Tuesday on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois.

In Brief:

_WESTERN-ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, from Bowling Green: A committee is recommending that Western Kentucky University suspend more than a quarter of its academic programs.

_PUBLIC HEALTH-INFECTIOUS DISEASES, from Louisville: Kentucky is struggling with the nation’s worst hepatitis A outbreak, and its state Department of Public Health is suddenly without its infectious diseases chief.

_OFFICER DIES-INDIANA PARK, from Charlestown, Ind.: A new southern Indiana park has been named for a police officer who was killed last year in a high-speed crash while pursuing an auto theft suspect.

_RACING FACILITY, from Oak Grove: Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland are breaking ground on a racing facility in Kentucky.

_BOB DYLAN-WHISKEY, from Nashville: More information is being released about music icon Bob Dylan’s project in downtown Nashville in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his “Nashville Skyline” album.


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