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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2 pm, KY

January 24, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Longtime Democratic House leader Rocky Adkins has officially filed to run for governor in Kentucky.

FUTURE OF WORK-ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

UNDATED _ Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report.

Also:

KENTUCKY SCHOOL SHOOTING-LAWSUITS

BENTON, Ky. _ The families of victims of a Kentucky school shooting have filed separate civil lawsuits blaming the suspect’s parents for failing to secure a handgun used in the attack.

In Brief:

_CONFEDERATE STATUE-KENTUCKY, from Louisville: A push to remove a Confederate statue from a prominent spot in Kentucky’s largest city has stalled after a local preservation district committee didn’t back the plan.

_NATIVE AMERICAN VIDEOS-SCHOOL, from Washington: Native American activist Nathan Phillips says he’s prayed about what happened at the Lincoln Memorial last week and now he has good feelings in his heart for all the people who have been mean to him.

_MILITARY DOG RETIRES, from Fort Knox: Fort Knox is holding a retirement ceremony for a very special canine that has spent more than a decade sniffing for explosives alongside law enforcement and soldiers.

_MOBILE DRUG EDUCATION, from Frankfort: Kentucky State Police say its new mobile substance abuse education exhibit is ready to be displayed.

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