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

February 5, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

Top Stories:

PENSION DEBT

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky is more than $54 billion in debt, with estimated unfunded retirement benefits accounting for more than 80 percent of that figure.

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE-SMOKING

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A Democratic candidate for governor in Kentucky and the son of a tobacco farmer has endorsed a statewide smoking ban in most workplaces.

In Brief:

_WORKPLACE DEATH, from Georgetown: Kentucky authorities say a man has been killed in a workplace accident at the Toyota manufacturing plant in Georgetown.

_RENEWABLE ENERGY PROPOSALS, from Louisville: The state’s largest electric utility is seeking proposals to generate renewable energy.

_911 TEXTING, from Glasgow: Residents in two southcentral Kentucky counties can now send text messages to emergency dispatchers.

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