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

May 23, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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’S RACE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state’s voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign.

SOUTHERN BAPTIST DECLINE

NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The nation’s largest Protestant denomination saw its twelfth straight year of declining membership.

GRACELAND-NEW EXHIBITS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.

In Brief:

_YOUTH EXPLORERS-KENTUCKY, from Louisville: A federal judge has rejected a plea deal for a former Kentucky police officer who admitted to sexually abusing minors in the Louisville police department’s now defunct youth program.

_KENTUCKY SLAYINGS-PILOT CHARGED, from Frankfort: A pilot charged in the 2015 shooting deaths of three people in western Kentucky has pleaded not guilty.

_FOSTER SON DEATH, from Elizabethtown: A jury has acquitted a Kentucky man who was accused of killing his 4-year-old foster son.

_FRUIT OF THE LOOM-JOBS, from Bowling Green: Fruit of the Loom says it is cutting about 100 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Kentucky.

_INDIANA HOUSE EXPLOSION, from Jeffersonville, Ind.: Dozens of people gathered for a prayer vigil after a weekend explosion of a southern Indiana house that killed one person.

_PAVING WITH RECYCLED TIRES, from Frankfort: Kentucky’s Division of Waste Management is giving grants to five counties to used recycled rubber tires to repave roadways.

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