BC-KY–Kentucky News Digest 6:46 pm, KY

Posted at 1:32 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 18:50:03-04

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 News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A proposed amendment on crime victims’ rights was voided by the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday because the question posed to voters was too vague.


OMAHA, Neb. _ The Mississippi River is dropping below flood stage along many of Iowa’s riverfront cities after nearly three months of record highs caused by melting snow and torrential rain.



FRANKFORT, Ky. _ An aide to Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton who was dismissed by Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says she was investigating the firing of her own supervisor earlier this year.

In Brief:

_MISSING CHILD INVESTIGATION-COURT, from Cincinnati: A pretrial hearing has been canceled for the 24-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child.

_CHILD ABUSE, from Louisville: A Kentucky man is accused of severely beating his 2-month-old son who’s now on life support.

_ALI MURAL VANDALIZED, from Louisville: A vandal has painted the words “racist,” ”antisemitic” and “homophobe” on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali in Kentucky.

_GAY BAR CRASH, from Louisville: Police in Kentucky say there was no evil intent involved when a van driver crashed into the front patio of a popular gay bar during Pride Week.

_RIVER CLEANUP, from Charleston, W.Va.: The Ohio River is set to get a scrubbing this weekend. The West Virginia environmental department has announced that the 31st annual Ohio River Sweep is scheduled for this Saturday.

_SCHOOL SUPPLIES-DONATION, from Marion: Parents in one western Kentucky school district won’t have to worry about purchasing school supplies for students in the fall.

_CHILD MOLESTATION-ARREST, from Jeffersonville, Ind.: A southern Indiana man is appealing his 120-year prison sentence for molesting children while working at a YMCA and at an elementary school.

_SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI, from Cincinnati: A bank executive who survived 12 gunshots says she is going to make reducing gun violence her life’s mission.

_NATIONAL STUDENT POETS, from New York: Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs.


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