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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY

December 5, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Liquor company Brown-Forman Corp. reported slightly higher second-quarter net income Wednesday on the strength of its American whiskey and tequila sales, but cautioned that it’s starting to feel the pinch from tariffs slapped on its spirits in key European markets.

In Brief:

_OFFICER SHOT ACCIDENTALLY, from Owensboro: A grand jury has indicted a Kentucky homeowner who police say shot an officer he may have mistaken for a prowler.

_LIGHT BULB PLANT, from Versailles: A Kentucky plant that manufactures light bulbs will close next year.

_FATAL FIRE, from Prestonsburg: Kentucky State Police say an 8-year-old boy has died in a house fire near Prestonsburg.

_TROOPER-SHOOTING, from New Orleans: Louisiana State Police say a federal law enforcement officer shot by a state trooper over the weekend faces an aggravated assault charge when he gets out of the hospital.

_WINTRY WEATHER-APPALACHIA, from Charleston, W.Va.: Residents in portions of Appalachia could be digging out from a midweek snowstorm.

_OLD FRIENDS-NEW ARRIVALS, from Georgetown: Old Friends farm in Kentucky has added two more past stakes winners to its stable of retired racehorses.

_SOLDIERS RETURN, from Fort Campbell: Fort Campbell says more than 200 soldiers are returning to the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line over the next two weeks.


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