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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY

November 28, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

FORD-SUV PRODUCTION

DETROIT — Ford is shuffling workers at several factories so it can make more hot-selling full-size SUVs. The company says the moves will increase production of Lincoln Navigators and Ford Expeditions.

DELTA QUEEN

ST. LOUIS — The U.S. House approved the Coast Guard Authorization Bill, which includes language reinstating an exemption allowing the storied Delta Queen to return to service for the first time since 2008.

In Brief:

—OBAMA OFFICIAL-SCHOOL EXAMS, from Louisville: An education secretary from President Barack Obama’s administration says high school exit exams will not benefit Kentucky students unless the state provides more resources for public schools.

—NEW CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, from Pikeville: A Kentucky hospital has announced a new children’s facility and several other projects part of a $52 million investment into patient care over an under-served region.

—CHILD ABUSE, from Richmond: Police in Kentucky say a bruised and beaten boy escaped a Richmond home by crawling out of a bedroom window and asking a passing motorist for help.

—FATAL HOMELESS CAMP FIRE, from Louisville: A Kentucky man is accused of setting fire to a tent occupied by a homeless man later found dead.

—BUSINESS STARTUPS, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say Murray State University will help establish a regional hub aimed at attracting more startup high-tech businesses in western Kentucky.

—EAGLE WATCH TOURS, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet has announced the dates for next year’s Eagle Watch Weekends at state parks.

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