News / 

BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest, KY



Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

The interim news editor is Joe Danborn. Reach the Louisville bureau at (800) 292-3560 or (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville@ap.org.

Please send your story contributions by email (plain text only, no attachments) to aplouisville@ap.org.

Please send photo contributions, including caption information, by ftp or by email to statephotos@ap.org. Please send separate emails for each image you are sharing.

AP stories, photos, graphics and video can be found at http://www.apexchange.com. Help getting content you can't find at the website is available from the Service Desk at (877) 836-9477 or apcustomersupport@ap.org.

For more information about the AP in Kentucky, please check http://www.ap.org/states/kentucky.

TOP STORIES:

In case you missed it, the following stories ran this week:

3-D PRINTING-HUMAN HEART

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It may sound far-fetched, but scientists are attempting to build a human heart with a 3-D printer. Ultimately, the goal is to create a new heart for a patient with their own cells that could be transplanted. It is an ambitious project to first, make a heart and then get it to work in a patient, and it could be years — perhaps decades — before a 3-D printed heart would ever be put in a person. By Dylan Lovan. 680 words.

AP Photos.

TRAVEL-TRIP-5 FREE THINGS-LOUISVILLE

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When it's Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition. Parties are thrown, and wagers are plunked down on can't-miss colts and longshots alike as fans guess which horse will win the famous race at Churchill Downs. By Bruce Schreiner. 900 words.

AP Photos.

ALSO:

ABSENTEE VOTER ROLLS

COVINGTON, Ky. — A state Senate candidate has filed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last year that keeps absentee voter rolls private until after election. SENT: 310 words.

VETERANS HOME

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Clarksville's long effort to get a skilled nursing home for veterans is getting closer to reality as construction takes shape on grounds of the newest facility in the Tennessee State Veterans' Home network. SENT: 320 words.

SIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER

DANVILLE, Ky. — What started as a degree in accounting at the University of Louisville eventually led Kentucky School for the Deaf graduate Max Williamson back to Danville as an educator. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 920 Words.

IN BRIEF:

RAND PAUL-IMMIGRATION — Sen. Rand Paul says potential White House rival Jeb Bush was inarticulate when he described immigrants who come to the United States illegally as committing an "act of love."

PARK CLOSED-WILDFIRE — Authorities have closed a Harlan County state park because of a wildfire.

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT — A volunteer fire department in Pike County that was forced to close has reopened.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast