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

October 3, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

FRANKFORT, Ky. — High school students in Kentucky could soon have to pass exit exams in math and reading before earning a high school diploma.

With:

—EDUCATION GRANT, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say the state has won a $24.5 million grant aimed at increasing the number of low-income students graduating from high school and enrolling in college or workforce training.

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TEACHER CANDIDATES

UNDATED — Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. This year, the political novice is gone from her classroom and on the campaign trail.

COLLEGE CORRUPTION

NEW YORK — A New Jersey financial adviser is testifying at a college basketball corruption trial about how he became the bag man for a secret cash payment to a highly prized high school prospect.

In Brief:

—LAWMAKER’S SON-INJURY, from Lexington: A Kentucky lawmaker’s son who was put into a medically induced coma following a fall from an apartment balcony near the University of Kentucky campus is improving.

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