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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:50 pm, KY

August 8, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

MEDICAL REVIEW PANELS

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering whether the state legislature can set rules for how to file medical malpractice lawsuits.

CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER-MONUMENTS

UNDATED — Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum.

Also:

RUSSIA-US

MOSCOW — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader’s spokesman said Wednesday.

In Brief:

—MINER’S UNION-PRESIDENT, from Triangle, Va.: The United Mine Workers of America has elected Cecil Roberts to a sixth term as head of the coal miner’s union.

—SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD, from Lexington: A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of a Kentucky psychologist charged alongside a lawyer who pleaded guilty in a more than $500 million Social Security fraud scheme.

—CAMP MINDEN EXPLOSIVES, from Shreveport, La.: Sentencing has been postponed three months for men who pleaded guilty in a case involving a huge explosion in 2012 at a site owned by the Louisiana National Guard.

—FARMERS-DONATIONS, from Frankfort: Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says the state’s farmers donated more than $612,000 in the past fiscal year to a program that helps support Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA and the state Department of Agriculture.

—COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS, from Versailles: A new scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

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