BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FRANKFORT, Ky. _ For the second time in months, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin intends to reconvene state lawmakers for a special session to confront the state’s pension woes after vetoing a bill aimed at giving relief to some state-funded agencies struggling with ballooning retirement payments.
FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky authorities say the state will start using rapid DNA testing for sexual assault investigations.
UNDATED _ Emboldened by the new conservative majority on the Supreme Court, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists in numerous states are pushing near-total bans on the procedure in a deliberate frontal attack on Roe v. Wade.
_FAMILY KILLED-INTERSTATE BAR, from Lexington: Officials say a Kentucky bar has admitted it overserved a man who later killed a Michigan family of five in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 75.
_POLICE SHOOTING-KENTUCKY, from Louisville: Police officers in Kentucky have fatally shot a man who wounded another man in the parking lot of an apartment complex.
_FATAL CRASH-GUILTY PLEA, from Manchester: A driver accused of killing a pregnant woman and three other people while on drugs in Kentucky has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors.
_DISASTER DECLARATION REQUEST, from Frankfort: Dozens of Kentucky counties are included in a disaster declaration request that Gov. Matt Bevin has sent to President Donald Trump following severe weather in February and March.
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