AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY
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 email@example.com. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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—SOAR FUNDING, from Frankfort: The federal government has awarded $10.5 million in grants to support two projects in eastern Kentucky.
—JUSTICE FAMILY COMPANIES-LAWSUIT, from Charleston, W.Va.: A Georgia-based packaging company is taking legal steps to collect a $1 million judgment from companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice.
—TENNESSEE WRECK-6 KILLED, from Chattanooga, Tenn.: A Kentucky trucker sentenced to more than five decades in prison for a crash that killed six is seeking a new trial, with defense attorneys arguing the state of Tennessee concealed crucial evidence.
—KINSHIP CARE, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say they have paid $2.6 million to relatives taking care of children in state custody since November to comply with a federal court ruling.
—WALMART CENTER, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say Walmart will create 400 full-time jobs at a new center near Louisville that will fulfill online orders.
—RABID BAT CLOSES SCHOOL, from Frankfort: A rabid bat has been found on a Kentucky elementary school’s playground, prompting the school to close and check for more bats.
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