Good morning! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com.
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Jerry Lundergan, indicted for making illegal campaign contributions to his daughter’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign, will appear in court for the first time to face the charges. By Adam Beam.
DEPUTY SHOT-SUSPECT KILLED
GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Kentucky troopers say a sheriff’s deputy was shot at a rest stop, and the suspected shooter was killed. Trooper Bernie Napier said in a statement that Scott County sheriff’s deputies and Georgetown police officers were helping the U.S. Marshal’s Service apprehend a fugitive from Florida late Tuesday.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some said they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren’t taking any chances. By Jonathan Drew.
With: TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST
DOG MAYOR DIES, from RABBIT HASH, Ky. — The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week.
PENSION LAWSUIT-BROADCAST, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — Arguments before the Kentucky Supreme Court about the future of the state’s public pension system will be broadcast live on statewide television.
HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK, from LEXINGTON, Ky. — Amid a growing hepatitis A outbreak, health officials in Kentucky’s second-largest city are recommending all residents get vaccinated.
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