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

June 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


LEXINGTON, Ky. — A former political consultant says a an ex-state official in prison for a kickback scheme wanted to expand his operation to the Kentucky Retirement Systems but was thwarted by a political rival in former Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Old Forester, the bourbon that launched a family dynasty and a spirits company, has returned to its pre-Prohibition Kentucky home in a newly renovated building that symbolizes the brand’s comeback from years of decline.

In Brief:

—OPIOID LAWSUIT, from Frankfort: Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers.

—RESIGNATION-CHILD PROTECTION, from Louisville: Kentucky has named a new leader for its child welfare agency.

—ARTS CENTER FIRE, from Louisville: A fire at a Kentucky performing arts center may have damaged artwork worth $18 million.

—WHITEWATER RAFTING STUDY, from Elkhorn City: U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says the Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to study the possibility of expanding whitewater rafting season at Breaks Interstate Park.

—TEEN FORCED TO DRINK, from Somerset: A Kentucky woman accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter to drink whiskey until she fell has had her probation revoked.

—DRUG DEALER-SNAPCHAT ERROR, from Morganfield: A suspected Kentucky drug dealer likely tanked his reviews after police say a wrong phone number posted on Snapchat led clients straight to police.

—CLEAN AIR-MARYLAND LAWSUIT, from Baltimore: A federal judge has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to Maryland’s request for a declaration that power plants in five upwind states are contributing to Maryland’s air quality problems.


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