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

July 12, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


FRANKFORT, Ky. — A scathing audit of the administrative arm of Kentucky’s judicial system was released Thursday, finding a “pervasive lack of accountability” and resistance to transparency.


NEW YORK — Papa John’s founder John Schnatter, who resigned as CEO last year after complaining about NFL protests, is now out as chairman after reportedly using a racial slur.


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s attorney general is to announce another opioid lawsuit on Thursday.

In Brief:

—POLICE CHASE-FATAL CRASH, from Somerset: A police chase in Kentucky has ended in a crash that killed two people.

—DETECTIVE SAVES SUSPECT, from Georgetown: A Kentucky police department is lauding a detective for rescuing a drowning man who tried to flee arrest.

—LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, from Golden Pond: The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public feedback on how it should plan for recreation and environmental education at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

—ALI CENTER-MUSLIM FILMS, from Louisville: The Muhammad Ali Center is hosting a Muslim film festival and a panel discussion on the world-famous boxer’s relevance to the Islamic community.


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