BC-KY–Kentucky News Digest 1:33 pm, KY

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 13:34:35-04

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 News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 _ Environmentalists are complaining there’s a conflict of interest for President Donald Trump’s United Nations nominee, who is married to a coal magnate.


ST. LOUIS _ Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday.


CANNELTON, Ind. _ An 11-year-old Girl Scout was fatally injured when a tree suddenly fell on her and three others as they walked along a gravel road at a southern Indiana campground, authorities said.

In Brief:

_MURDER FOR HIRE, from Bowling Green: A Kentucky man in Filipino custody is challenging extradition to the U.S. where he’s being charged with complicity to murder.

_CLIFF FALL-RESCUE, from English, Ind.: Authorities say they rescued a teenager who survived falling 50-60 feet (15-18 meters) from a cliff at Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana.

_WORKFORCE-ADDICTION PROGRAM, from Lexington: The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center has been awarded about $700,000 in grant money to identify how businesses can prevent opioid addiction in the workplace and help employees recover.

_LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, from Golden Pond: The U.S. Forest Service says areas of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be closed for several days so crews can clear storm debris.


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