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

December 22, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

EXCHANGE-FAMILY LIGHT SHOW

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ For years, the Cherry family has dedicated itself every holiday season to providing the community with a display of Christmas lights few can rival. Every night in December, Lori and Jackie Cherry’s house at 818 Vance Lane in southwestern Warren County is awash with Christmas lights of all colors that flash and blink along to holiday music. Lori Cherry said she and her husband, Jackie Cherry, have been putting on a grandiose light show every Christmas season for eight years. SENT: 500 words.

EXCHANGE-SWEET WINES ONLY

PADUCAH, Ky. _ Purple Toad Winery in Paducah, Kentucky, has gained a great following among Tri-State sweet wine lovers. Tasters enjoy the winery’s clever flavors such as Black and Bruised (blackberry and Concord grape); Strawberry Lemonade and Chocolate Harbor (a strong port-style wine fermented with cocoa). SENT: 1140 words.

In Brief:

_ BARGE HITS WALL, from Louisville: Barge hits wall at Louisville waterfront park

_ SHUTDOWN-KENTUCKY NATIONAL PARKS, from Louisville: Kentucky national parks to be partially open during shutdown

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