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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:45 pm, KY

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-FUNDRAISING

FRANKFORT, Ky. — It’s been two years since Andy Beshear pledged to return tainted political contributions from Tim Longmeyer, a former top aide now serving a federal prison sentence for bribery. Now that Beshear is running for governor, those contributions are getting more scrutiny.

TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry.

Also:

TEXAS-OYSTER REEF

SAN LEON, Texas — Crews are putting millions of pounds of Kentucky limestone on the floor of a Texas bay for a 21-acre oyster reef on a private lease.

In Brief:

—UNPAID MEDICAL BILLS-LAWSUIT, from Frankfort: A lawsuit is seeking to stop the University of Kentucky and state Department of Revenue from garnishing people’s wages for unpaid medical bills.

—CAREMARK-PHARMACY VIOLATIONS, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Department of Insurance has issued a $1.5 million civil penalty against pharmacy benefit manager CaremarkPCS for violations related to reimbursements to pharmacists.

—LAWSUIT-WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR, from Charlestown, W.Va.: A lawsuit charges that two coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice breached a contract with an exporting company.

—COAL ASH-CLEANUP, from Corydon, Ind.: Crews working for a southern Indiana county have finished removing a coal-combustion waste from a farm pond where it was dumped as fill nearly a decade ago.

—LARGE ALLIGATOR, from Newport: Visitors to the Newport Aquarium in northern Kentucky have two more months to see Mighty Mike, the largest American alligator outside of Florida.

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