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

January 10, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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Top Stories:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Amid strained relations in an election year, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will appear with GOP legislative leaders at the annual Chamber of Commerce dinner.

KENTUCKY BRIBERY TRIAL

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ A former Democratic lobbyist convicted of bribing a top official in Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office will spend more than 2 ½ years in prison.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

ATLANTA _ A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year’s Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed “war on the Confederacy,” in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation.

PELVIC MESH LAWSUITS

SEATTLE _ Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states, including Kentucky, over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence might scare patients away from the best treatment options — or maybe even push the products off the market.

In Brief:

_SCHOOL EMPLOYEES CHARGED, from Stanford: Court documents show that three Kentucky school employees have been charged with criminal abuse involving a special-needs student.

_DEPUTY SHOOT SUSPECT-LAWSUIT, from Elizabethtown: A man shot by a Kentucky deputy during a traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit against the former law enforcement officer and a sheriff.

_COAL MINING DEATHS, from Lexington: The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says coal-mining related deaths have reached a record low in Kentucky where a single miner died last year.

_PORK SAUSAGE RECALL, from Sandusky, Ohio: An Ohio meatpacker is recalling more than 1,700 pounds of raw pork sausage meat that may contain rubber.

_UTILITY RATES, from Frankfort: The Public Service Commission is asking for feedback on two proposed utility rate increases in northern Kentucky.

_SANDHILL CRANES, from Lucas: A Kentucky park is offering tours to view sandhill cranes as they stop in the state on their journey home.

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