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Kentucky News Digest

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. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 6:58 PM CDT
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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. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

ELECTION 2020-KENTUCKY SENATE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

ELECTION 2020-DOWNBALLOT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Josh Hicks, a Marine veteran who switched parties after growing disillusioned with Republican policies he saw as favoring the wealthy, claimed the Democratic nomination Tuesday for a Kentucky congressional seat, setting up a fall matchup against U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Looking to end a backlog of unemployment claims filed this spring, Gov. Andy Beshear said the state has hired an outside company to shore up staffing to process the requests for assistance.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-ARMY RECRUITING

WASHINGTON — COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on military recruiting, shuttering enlistment stations around the country and forcing thousands of recruiters to woo potential soldiers online.

RACIAL-INJUSTICE-LOUISVILLE-PROBE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s city government has announced plans to review the handling by the mayor’s administration of the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

With:

—RACIAL INJUSTICE-PROTEST ARRESTS, from Louisville: Police brutality protesters blocked a bridge connecting Kentucky to Indiana for three hours before police dispersed the crowd and arrested 33 people.

In Brief:

—HONORARY ROAD SIGNS, from Barbourville: Highway signs showing honorary road names designated by Kentucky lawmakers have been installed in Knox County.

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