AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:45 pm, KY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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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.
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.
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.
—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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