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

December 19, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A state audit says the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has violated state and federal laws and misspent taxpayer dollars for years.

In Brief:

_OFFICER KILLED-KENTUCKY, from Pikeville: A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a police officer as part of a plea deal that recommends he serve life in prison without parole.

_OBIT-LONG, from Shelbyville: Former Kentucky lawmaker Marshall Long, who served a stint as House budget committee chairman, has died after an extended illness.

_LOUISVILLE-DANCE TEAM-COACH, from Louisville: A termination letter released by the University of Louisville says its dance team coach was fired for financial misconduct.

_STATE TROOPERS-FOOD DRIVE, from Frankfort: Kentucky State Police say troopers around the state have collected 211 tons of food for its annual “Cram the Cruiser” food drive.


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