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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

GOVERNOR-INVESTIGATION

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Kentucky appeals court hears arguments in the case of an ex-state employee who is refusing to comply with Gov. Matt Bevin's investigation into a no-bid contract awarded by his predecessor.

INMATES ESCAPE-KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police were seeking two southeast Kentucky felons Wednesday who escaped from jail by spraying a bleach concoction in the eyes of one jail worker and physically attacking another before running off.

In Brief:

—COLLEGES-GRANT, from Hazard: The federal government has awarded $2.5 million in grants to three Kentucky community colleges that will work together to train a workforce for advanced manufacturing employers.

—INTERSTATE 65 PROJECT, from Bowling Green: Kentucky transportation officials say they are preparing for a major resurfacing project along Interstate 65 in Barren, Edmonson and Warren counties.

—HEPATITIS OUTBREAK, from Charleston: West Virginia health officials will receive technical support from the Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention in response to a hepatitis A outbreak.

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