BC-KY–Kentucky News Digest 6:20 pm, KY

Posted at 1:41 PM, Jun 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-11 18:23:31-04

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) Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama _ The Southern Baptist Convention opened a national meeting Tuesday dominated by discussion of a large-scale sex-abuse crisis . Delegates were considering prevention measures and a proposal making it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.


LOS ANGELES _ John Legend says Hollywood should consider boycotting Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and other states that pass restrictive abortion laws. Legend admits he’s not sure if a boycott would be successful, but says “it’s a conversation that needs to be had.

In Brief:

_WKU STUDENT-RELEASED, from Bowling Green: A former Western Kentucky University student who drunkenly shot his friend and was sentenced to four years in prison for reckless homicide is being released after only 125 days.

_CHILDREN-HOT CARS, from Frankfort: With temperatures rising, Kentucky State Police say parents and drivers should be extremely cautious not to leave children in hot cars.

_JACKSON ENERGY-RATES, from Frankfort: An eastern Kentucky electric provider is restructuring its rates, but the adjustments won’t increase monthly bills for an average customer.

_CONFEDERATE STATUE-KENTUCKY, from Louisville: A Kentucky art group is appealing the city of Louisville’s decision to move a Confederate statue from a prominent location.


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