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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2 pm, KY

December 21, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TOP STORIES-KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Tragedy struck in late January when a gunman opened fire in a crowded atrium at Marshall County High School, killing two teenagers and injuring many more as terrified students fled for their lives when gun violence shattered a rural Kentucky community.

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE-PENSIONS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Republicans have controlled all of state government for two years now. But despite making the pension system their top priority, they have been unable to pass a law making changes to the plans. Will 2019 be different?

JUDGMENT OVERTURNED

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A Kentucky appeals court has overturned one of the largest judgments in state history by ruling an online poker company does not have to pay the state $870 million plus interest.

In Brief:

_OFFICER INDICTED, from Louisville: A Kentucky grand jury has indicted a police officer who knocked an 18-year-old handcuffed man to the ground.

_KENTUCKY-UNEMPLOYMENT, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment rate remained steady in November.

_MANUFACTURING JOBS, from Bowling Green: A Kentucky aluminum manufacturer is expanding and adding jobs.

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