BC-KY–Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 13:29:27-04

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 News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


WASHINGTON _ Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says the GOP-controlled chamber won’t go along with a bipartisan plan by House leaders to have lawmakers receive their first cost-of-living pay increase in a decade.

In Brief:

_KENTUCKY HOMICIDE-DEATH PENALTY, from Elizabethtown: A death penalty case has unraveled in Kentucky, where a prosecutor said he can’t go forward because a key witness can’t be truthful at trial.

_FATAL CRASH-CHARTER BUS, from Bonnieville: Police say a passenger vehicle traveling the wrong way on Interstate 65 in Kentucky crashed into a charter bus killing one and injuring several others.

_CAR SEARCH-COERCION, from Louisville: A judge has ruled that Kentucky police coerced a man into allowing officers to search his car, leading to charges including violating a protective order by carrying a gun.

_YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES, from Owensboro: An organization that recently formed in western Kentucky due to rising violence is asking a city to provide more opportunities for youth.

_FEDERAL INDICTMENTS-LOUISVILLE, from Louisville: Federal prosecutors in Kentucky’s largest city have announced charges against 20 people accused of firearms violations.


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