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@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Top Stories:

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Spurred by new laws authorizing charter schools and making changes to the state's pension system, an unprecedented 34 current and former teachers are on the ballot in Kentucky for seats in the state legislature.

WOMEN 2018-VETERANS

WASHINGTON — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal government, writing a book and now running for a Texas congressional seat, Hegar isn't hiding much anymore.

In Brief:

—POLICE SHOOTING TRIAL, from Scottsville: A Kentucky prosecutor says a man charged with the attempted murder of a police officer admitted to shooting the officer in recorded jailhouse calls.

—KENTUCKY-UNEMPLOYMENT, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate increased slightly in July.

—RECORD RAINFALL, from Cincinnati: Slow-moving storms have drenched the Cincinnati area at record rates.

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