Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

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In Brief:

KINSHIP CARE, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky officials say they have paid $2.6 million to relatives taking care of children in state custody since November to comply with a federal court ruling.

WALMART CENTER, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky officials say Walmart will create 400 full-time jobs at a new center near Louisville that will fulfill online orders.

RABID BAT CLOSES SCHOOL, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — A rabid bat has been found on a Kentucky elementary school's playground, prompting the school to close and check for more bats.

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