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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:51 pm, KY

May 20, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has lashed out at protesting teachers and ridiculed judges during a tumultuous term steering Kentucky on a conservative course while struggling to fix pension problems. Now the pugnacious governor faces the first test of his reelection campaign in a race that could offer clues about the mood of the electorate heading into a presidential election year.

With:

_KENTUCKY PRIMARY-NEWS GUIDE.

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WHISKEY EXPORTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products.

ABORTION-MISSISSIPPI

JACKSON, Miss. _ A federal judge will hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

In Brief:

_LAKE CUMBERLAND MARINA FIRE, from Monticello: A large fire has damaged a Lake Cumberland marina in southern Kentucky.

_PRISON-SEXUAL HARASSMENT, from Sandy Hook: A Kentucky state investigator says state prison officials in Elliott County didn’t properly investigate allegations that a prison supervisor was sexually harassing guards.

_CHILD PREDATOR STING, from Frankfort: Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says four men have been charged in a child predator sting.

_OLD WARSHIP-INDIANA, from Evansville, Ind.: A restored World War II naval vessel will move to a more prominent location along the Ohio River in Evansville in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

_PAPER RECYCLING, from Lexington: A decision by one Kentucky city to suspend paper recycling won’t affect the University of Kentucky or nearby cities and counties.

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