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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest, KY

December 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(at)ap.org. Becky Yonker 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WATER WOES

INEZ, Ky. _ Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is recommending a takeover of a troubled eastern Kentucky water district. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Beshear’s office released a report on Thursday recommending that the Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates most Kentucky utilities, force the Martin County Water District into receivership, which would give an outside corporation or utility control of daily operations. Will be updated.

HOUSE FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED

TELL CITY, Ind. _ Authorities say an overnight house fire has killed three children under the age of 12 in a small southern Indiana city. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security says multiple people were inside the home when the fire broke out early Friday in Tell City, on the Ohio River.

AP Photos.

With: HOUSE FIRE-CHILDREN KILLED-THE LATEST

In Brief:

JUSTICE-RETIREMENT, from PADUCAH, Ky. _ Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham has announced that he will retire from the bench early next year.

TRAFFIC CRASH-OFFICER KILLED, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Funeral arrangements have been set for a Louisville Metro police officer killed when a semitruck hit her cruiser during a traffic stop.

SHOWBOAT FOR SALE, from CINCINNATI _ Show the money, get a showboat. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the city is looking to sell the Showboat Majestic, a 95-year-old riverboat that was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. AP Photos.

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