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

November 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

ABORTION-KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The next round in Kentucky’s legal fight over abortion features the same combatants arguing another issue — a second-trimester procedure to end pregnancies — when attorneys debate the validity of a new state law in federal court next week.

In Brief:

—LOUISVILLE ESCORTS-PRIVACY LAWSUIT, from Louisville: A woman who declared herself the “escort queen” of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville’s basketball team says a motel posted her driver’s license online.

—SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD, from Somerset: The Social Security Administration says it will temporarily suspend hearings for hundreds of eastern Kentucky residents trying to keep disability benefits.

—SCHOOL THREAT-GUN, from Lexington: Officials in Kentucky say a student cleared by a hand-held metal detector brought a loaded handgun to school in his backpack.

—BRIDGE CRASH, from New Orleans: The Coast Guard has begun a formal investigation of the crash that closed a Louisiana bridge over the Mississippi River.

—APPALACHIA FILM, from Huntington, W.Va.: A documentary film that examines the hillbilly stereotype will be given a free screening in West Virginia next week.

—BEYOND BIRTH, from Lexington: The University of Kentucky is expanding a program to treat female addicts who have recently given birth.

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