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)ap.org. John Raby is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. 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. _ When the Kentucky governor’s chief of staff authorized the firing of a top aide to the lieutenant governor he “overstepped his boundaries,” Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said Tuesday, ratcheting up an unsettling election-year dispute for Republicans. By Bruce Schreiner.
SEPT 11-VICTIMS FUNDS-STEWART
NEW YORK _ Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert’s late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims’ fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. By David Bauder.
WASHINGTON _ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay. By Laurie Kellman.
Waiting outside a federal courthouse, photographer Tom Fox took in Dallas’ 8 a.m. bustle. People dressed for work got out of cars. A homeless man danced on a street pole. But when what initially sounded like a truck backfiring clarified into gunshots, the routine assignment for a veteran journalist morphed in a moment. By Jake Bleiberg.
BODY IN CAVE, from Park City, Ky.: FBI officials say they think no foul play was involved in the death of a woman found in Mammoth Cave National Park.
SWATTING HOAXES-INDICTMENT, from Georgetown, Delaware: A federal grand jury has indicted a Delaware man accused of making hoax emergency calls to locations across the country, causing police and SWAT teams to respond.
ALI MURAL VANDALIZED, from Louisville, Ky. _ A Muslim advocacy group wants Kentucky authorities to investigate vandalism on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali as a possible hate crime.
BILLING SERVICE-JOBS, from Newport, Ky. _ A medical billing services company is planning to expand operations in northern Kentucky, potentially creating 150 jobs.
RECOMMENDED REGULATIONS-WILDLIFE COMMISSION, from Frankfort, Ky. _ The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has recommended changing current regulations to allow hunters to become certified through a free online course instead of requiring in-person training at a firing range.
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