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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:40 pm, KY

January 11, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

KENTUCKY EDUCATION

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The Kentucky Senate voted Friday to shift the authority for selecting school principals, a move that detractors say would weaken the role of school-based decision-making councils created by the state’s landmark education law.

KENTUCKY HOUSE-ELECTION CHALLENGE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The fate of a Kentucky House race decided by one vote could come down to 17 unopened absentee ballots. Those ballots are now in the custody of the House clerk. A lawyer for Democrat Jim Glenn says that makes them inadmissible.

In Brief:

_BEVIN-OHIO GOVERNOR-BRIDGE, from Covington: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he can work with Ohio’s incoming governor on a solution to fix a 57-year-old bridge the federal government has labeled obsolete.

_INVESTOR SCAM-OIL DRILLER, from Lexington: An oil-well driller who worked in Kentucky and Tennessee has been sentenced to four years in prison for scamming investors.

_ELK HUNT-NEW PERMIT, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is offering something new for this year’s elk season: a permit that gives archery and crossbow hunters a choice in whether to take a male or female elk.

_ENDOWMENT-HORSE SHOW, from Louisville: The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Foundation says an Oregon man has donated $1 million to create an endowment that benefits the Kentucky State Fair World Championship Horse Show.

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