BC-KY--News Coverage,ADVISORY, KY

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 News Editor Brian Murphy at 615-373-9988 or bmurphy@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

ATTORNEY KILLED

SOMERSET, Ky. — The man accused of killing Somerset defense attorney Mark Stanziano will have a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. Prosecutors will question the lead detective in the case to help a judge decide whether there is enough evidence to send the case to a grand jury. Clinton Inabnitt could waive the hearing. By Bruce Schreiner. Developing from 1:30 p.m. hearing. Story on merits.

CONGRESS-BIRTH CONTROL

WASHINGTON — Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama's health care law. A four-term senator — Washington state's Patty Murray — and a vulnerable freshman — Mark Udall of Colorado — have pushed legislation that would counter last month's court ruling and reinstate free contraception for women who are on health insurance plans of objecting companies. By Donna Cassata. 845 words. Sent.

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APPALACHIAN AIR

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A consultant says Appalachian Air has cleared another hurdle and can start working toward flying in and out of Pikeville. Adviser Luke Schmidt told the Pikeville City Commission this week that the Pikeville-Pike County Airport won't need a certification from the federal government before allowing the airline to start flying. The Appalachian News-Express reported that the Transportation Security Administration still must approve the airport's plan and security measures. Schmidt says until that approval comes through, there's no way to know when Appalachian Air can start flying. Schmidt says he hopes for TSA approval within a month. 130 words sent. Will be updated.

UNSOLVED SLAYINGS-FAMILY

SOMERSET, Ky. — The brothers of two people killed 20 years ago are hoping the public can help find who is responsible for killing their sister and her brother. Clayton and Jamie Gibson say they've lived in fear for the last two decades since 21-year-old Linda Gibson and 4-year-old Cody Garrett were found dead in a field near Somerset. The two were last seen walking to a convenience store. WKYT-TV in Lexington reported their bodies were found were found in a field a few miles away three days later. 250 words. Sent.

REST STOP KILLING

FRANKLIN, Ky. — Kentucky State Police troopers say two people are dead after a murder-suicide at a rest stop on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line in Franklin. Trooper Jonathan Biven said a man walked up to a parked car Tuesday at about 9:25 p.m. and shot the driver before turning the gun on himself. "It's just a random tragedy," Biven said. "It's just a single act." The man in the car, 40-year-old Jamie Plymel of Spring Hill, Tennessee, was pronounced dead at Franklin Medical Center in Simpson County, Kentucky. 140 words sent. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF: WIFE KILLED-EXTRADITION, FACTORY CLOSING, ARMY HOSPITAL HONORED, MURRAY STATE PRESIDENT

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