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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:45 pm, KY

January 28, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 https://newsroom.ap.org/ .

Top Stories:

RAND PAUL-ASSAULTED

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ A jury was seated Monday in Kentucky in a civil lawsuit that Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brought against the neighbor who broke his ribs with a hard tackle while Paul was doing yard work.

KENTUCKY 2019 ELECTIONS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Democrat Adam Edelen has filed to run for governor of Kentucky, promising an issues-based campaign that does not accept money from political action committees.

OPIOIDS-LEFT BEHIND: A FAMILY’S FIRST YEAR

LA QUINTA, Calif. _ There is nothing left to do, no more frantic phone calls to make, no begging or fighting that can fix this because the worst thing that could happen already has, so Doug Biggers settles into his recliner and braces for his daughter’s voice to echo through his head.

OPIOIDS-LEFT BEHIND: SISTERHOOD OF GREIF

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. _ The moms meet in a parking lot overlooking the little funeral home and watch mourners drifting toward the chapel doors _ a familiar scene, beginning again.

OPIOIDS-FEDS-Q&A

WASHINGTON _ Here’s a look at the extent of the opioid epidemic, and what the federal government has been doing.

In Brief:

_SHUTDOWN-MAMMOTH CAVE, from Cave City: Mammoth Cave National Park has reopened to the public following the end of the partial federal government shutdown.

_HOMELESS CAMPS, from Lexington: The city of Lexington, Kentucky, has taken down several homeless camps this month as temperatures continue to drop.

_BISON AUCTION, from Golden Pond: A bison auction is being held next month at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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