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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:55 pm, KY

September 24, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HASPEL-CIA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When foreign officials visit the CIA, they sometimes leave with a fine bottle of Kentucky bourbon, newly confirmed CIA Director Gina Haspel said Monday in her first public event in which the former undercover intelligence officer disclosed a few personal details of her life and outlined her priorities for the agency.

DRIVER’S LICENSES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky transportation officials have unveiled a new design for driver’s licenses that they say will enhance security and make it harder for counterfeiters to duplicate.

PARALYSIS TREATMENT

WASHINGTON — Three people whose legs were paralyzed for years can stand and take steps again thanks to an electrical implant that zaps the injured spinal cord — along with months of intense rehab, researchers reported Monday.

In Brief:

—MULTISTATE THEFT SUSPECTS-ARRESTS, from Greenhills, Ohio: Police say five people accused of stealing more than $100,000 worth of merchandise from vendors in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky with an invalid credit card have been charged with theft and fraud.

—POLICE SHOOTING-KENTUCKY, from London: Kentucky State Police say a trooper has fatally shot a man who tried to assault him with a weapon.

—WATER WOES, from Inez: The reservoir supplying an already troubled Kentucky water district has fallen to a critically low level, prompting the declaration of a state of emergency.

—FATAL FIRE, from Parksville: Authorities have identified three relatives who died in a house fire in Kentucky.

—DUAL CREDIT COURSES, from Frankfort: Higher education officials in Kentucky are reporting a big increase in the number of high school students taking dual credit courses through a college or university.

—STATE POLICE TESTING, from Frankfort: Kentucky State Police say testing starts this week for anyone who is interested in becoming a trooper.

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