AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FRANKFORT, Ky. — In October 2015, state officials in Kentucky signed a contract to install 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) of fiber optic cable to bring high-speed internet access to all 120 counties. Today, the project is at least four years behind schedule because of persistent delays that have cost taxpayers a projected $96 million.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries turned up the pace of production again last year, boosting overall inventory to 7.5 million barrels of aging whiskey — the highest volume since 1972.
—KIM DAVIS OPPONENT, from Frankfort: An LGBT advocacy group has endorsed a Democrat running against a Kentucky clerk who was jailed in 2015 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
—COLLEGE PRESIDENT STOPPED, from Louisville: A Kentucky police chief has defended his department’s tactics after a commander said a white officer who pulled over a black pastor this month was following orders of what to do in certain neighborhoods.
—POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING, from Science Hill: More details have been released surrounding a Kentucky trooper’s shooting of a man in a fleeing car that hit a deputy.
—MEDICAL BILLING SCHEME, from Louisville: A Colorado woman has been sentenced to about two years in federal prison for fraudulently billing insurance companies for $5 million by using unsuspecting chiropractors in the Louisville area.
—HURRICANE-KENTUCKY NURSES, from Frankfort: A group of Kentucky public health nurses has returned home after spending about nine days in North Carolina, where they worked in emergency shelters housing people displaced by Hurricane Florence.
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