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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, KY

May 9, 2019

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 aplouisville@ap.org. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern unless noted otherwise.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

ELECTION 2020-‘COCAINE MITCH’

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign is capitalizing on a fellow Republican’s attack, selling “Cocaine Mitch” shirts on his campaign’s website. The shirts appear to have been hot sellers. The Kentucky Republican’s campaign Twitter account said Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest fund-raising days of the year and thanked people who chipped in by purchasing shirts. By Bruce Schreiner.

In Brief:

POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED, from CYNTHIANA, Ky. _ A Kentucky police officer is accused of driving under the influence in a city police car.

MANUFACTURING PROJECT, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky officials say a company plans to put a propane tank manufacturing facility in a south-central Kentucky town.

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