BC-KY–Kentucky News Digest, KY

Posted at 1:38 PM, Jun 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-16 13:38:01-04

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) Becky Yonker 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 News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s chief of staff says he authorized the firing of a key aide to Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton. Blake Brickman said in a statement on Saturday to The Courier Journal that he authorized the firing of Adrienne Southworth, saying she repeatedly demonstrated poor judgment.



BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ As she stood with fellow elected officials commemorating the 100th anniversary of Congress’ passage of the 19th Amendment, Bowling Green City Commissioner Dana Beasley-Brown shared an experience she said she will never forget. An AP Member Exchange.

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IDENTICAL VALEDICTORIANS, from JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. _ Two southern Indiana brothers who are identical twins with identical GPAs are sharing their high school’s valedictorian honors.


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