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

October 9, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

MARSY’S LAW

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A Kentucky judge says he will rule in the next 10 days whether a referendum to change the state’s constitution can continue.

COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK — The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified Tuesday that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school.

In Brief:

—DIOCESE-SEX ABUSE CLAIMS, from Owensboro: A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says his diocese has received 66 sexual abuse allegations against 27 priests since 1937, the year the diocese was founded.

—VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE, from Frankfort: Kentucky residents are running out of time to register to vote in the November elections.

—ESCAPED INMATES-KENTUCKY, from Louisville: An official at a Kentucky jail says a breakdown in security protocol allowed two inmates working in the jail’s kitchen to escape by hiding in trash cans.

—FLU-RELATED DEATH, from Lexington: Health officials in Kentucky say a flu-related death has been confirmed in Lexington.

—BARN QUILTS, from Mayfield: Officials in a western Kentucky community are updating the locations of barns that are painted with colorful quilt designs in an effort to boost tourism.

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