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

October 2, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK — A prosecutor says three men hatched a scheme to exploit blue-chip college basketball recruits for profit by showering their families with cash.

In Brief:

—COLD CASE SLAYING, from Corbin: Kentucky State Police say DNA testing has confirmed the identity of a body found in a refrigerator at a dumpsite 33 years ago.

—POLICE FIGHT-HUMAN SHIELD, from Morgantown, W.Va.: A West Virginia man denies using his 7-year-old daughter as a human shield.

—HEMP PROGRAM, from Frankfort: Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says the application period has opened to participate in the state’s hemp pilot program next year.

—REAL ID-KENTUCKY, from Covington: Kentucky has been granted an extension to comply with a federal ID law that affects plane travelers.

—BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS, from Frankfort: Kentucky education officials say five of the state’s public schools have been named 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

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