BC-KY–Kentucky News Digest 6:15 pm, KY

Posted at 1:34 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 18:19:51-04

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 News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. _ Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin put $2 million of his own money into his reelection campaign last month in preparation for his November showdown with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear.


UNDATED _ Republican Gov. Matt Bevin offered an election-year sweetener to Kentucky’s coal-county leaders on Friday, saying he’ll push to return 100% of coal severance tax revenues to their counties if he gets the chance to submit another budget proposal to lawmakers.


FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A federal appeals court says it won’t reconsider a ruling that upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions.


WASHINGTON _ Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls himself the Grim Reaper _ the one who holds the scythe leading to the chamber where the desires of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House majority go to die.

In Brief:

_POLICE SHOOTING-KENTUCKY, from Campton: Kentucky State Police say a trooper fatally shot a man who refused to drop a gun.

_POLICE CHASE-CRASH, from Lexington: Kentucky police were in pursuit of a stolen car with a 14-year-old girl inside when the driver crossed a median and crashed into a guardrail.

_HEALTH WARNING-WRESTLING, from New Albany, Ind.: Health officials are warning attendees at a recent wrestling event in southern Indiana to get tested for HIV and hepatitis C due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens.

_CORVETTE MUSEUM, from Bowling Green: A Kentucky museum dedicated to the Corvette will soon have a new leader.

_FORT CAMPBELL-COMMANDER, from Fort Campbell: Fort Campbell soldiers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, are welcoming a new commander.


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