BC-KY–Kentucky News Digest 6:50 pm, KY

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 18:51:39-04

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 News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 prominent Kentucky House Democrat is questioning whether Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has enough votes to legally pass his pension-relief proposal in a special legislative session.


COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South Carolina is projecting a 1,200% increase in hemp farming acreage, as the state looks to join in on the booming market with others in the region.

In Brief:

_SHOTS FIRED-STANDOFF, from Pineville: Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of firing shots into a residence, starting a fire and shooting at responding officers.

_SMALL PLANE CRASH, from Vine Grove: Two people were injured when a small plane crashed in Kentucky.

_UNSOLVED CASES-WEBSITE, from Lexington: A Kentucky police department has launched a website to seek the public’s help in identifying suspects in unsolved cases.

_LEXINGTON RECYCLING, from Lexington: A Kentucky city has hired a consultant to try to find solutions for its recycling program.


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