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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:40 pm, KY

August 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering whether Kentucky’s right-to-work law violates the state’s constitution.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has praised President Donald Trump’s tough trade actions against China and says any efforts by Congress to block the president’s use of tariffs would likely “not be achievable.”


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The remains of a Kentucky soldier who disappeared after a 1950 Korean War battle will be returned home for a burial with full military honors.

In Brief:

—PENSION LAWSUIT, from Frankfort: Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appealed a circuit judge’s decision striking down changes to the state’s retirement systems.

—MINE SAFETY INVESTIGATION, from Owensboro: Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company have pleaded not guilty in federal court to charges they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines.

—HUMAN TRAFFICKING-MOM CHARGED, from Utica, Ky.: A Kentucky woman is accused of abusing her children and allowing men to sexually abuse them.

—COLD CASE RAPE, from Lexington: A registered sex offender has been arrested in connection with the 1993 rape of a 13-year-old Kentucky girl.

—HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK, from Nashville, Tenn.: Tennessee health officials say at least 74 people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville since last December.

—APARTMENT FIRE, from Hopkinsville: Authorities say a second person has died following a Kentucky apartment fire.

—FUGITIVE SOUGHT-THREATS, from Columbia: Kentucky State Police say it appears that a man wanted for allegedly threatening President Donald Trump, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer and others stole a vehicle belonging to Meyer’s brother.

—WATER WOES, from Inez: Just five months after the Kentucky Public Service Commission approved a rate increase, a troubled water district is asking for another one to stave off financial collapse.

—UofL ENROLLMENT, from Louisville: The University of Louisville says preliminary figures show its incoming freshman class includes a growing number of out-of-state students.


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