Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Kentucky. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kentucky Interim News Editor Joe Danborn at 404-736-9144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DEATH ROW INMATE-CLEMENCY
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal inmate on death row for killing a South Carolina woman after escaping from a Kentucky jail wants to bypass any attempt to save his own life and accept an execution date once it is set. Chadrick Evan Fulks, 36, told The Associated Press he wants to free his lawyers to work for inmates "that do have a chance" of winning a reprieve or an appeal and not spend time and energy on him. "I feel like I'm just a case # to them and they now have more important cases to work on now that I don't have a chance," Fulks wrote in an email. "So, why continue on?" Fulks, of West Hamlin, W.Va., and 32-year-old Brandon Basham were sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing 44-year-old Alice Donovan of Galivants Ferry, S.C., in December 2002. Donovan disappeared from a Wal-Mart parking lot in Conway, S.C. Her remains were found in 2009. The pair went on a 17-day crime spree through Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina after escaping the Hopkins County Jail in western Kentucky in 2002. By Brett Barrouquere. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m. EST. Photos
US-HEALTH CARE-GOP PRIMARIES
ATLANTA — Most Republicans agree the unwieldy health care overhaul offers a golden opportunity for the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections. What they don't agree on is what tactics to use in opposing that unpopular law. In a number of Senate primaries, conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama's signature accomplishment. The outcome of those campaigns could affect the battle over which party controls the Senate. By Bill Barrow.
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SHARPSBURG, Ky. — A family in eastern Kentucky is working to turn an old school into a drug rehabilitation facility for women. SENT: 225 words.
IN BRIEF: FATAL FIRE, MOTHER CHARGED
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