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

November 17, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEW RACETRACK APPROVED

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Keeneland at a proposed $150 million racetrack near the Kentucky and Tennessee border. The commission on Friday approved the racetrack license on an 11-3 vote. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

EXCHANGE-RIVERBOAT CASINO

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two decades ago, a Las Vegas company bet a small fortune — $300 million — that a riverboat casino downriver from Louisville could strike a gusher of cash. Now, as the former Caesars riverboat marks its 20th anniversary, there’s little question among community leaders, casino executives and industry analysts that the bet has paid off in spades, not only for the global gaming company but for a once cash-starved Indiana county. By Grace Schneider.

SPORTS

BKC-PARADISE JAME

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The Paradise Jam resumes play Saturday with a pair of games in the consolation bracket. Old Dominion faces Kennesaw State in one game. Northern Iowa meets Eastern Kentucky in the other. Both teams lost Friday’s first-round games. The semifinals resume Sunday. The tournament concludes on Monday.

In Brief:

—PROSECUTOR INDICTED-DISMISSED, from Russellville: Judge dismisses charges against Kentucky prosecutor

—SMOKER DISCRIMINATION, from Louisville: Bill would allow employers to discriminate against smokers

—FED-FARM INCOME, from St. Louis: Fed report shows farm income on the decline

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