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

November 15, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME COURT RULINGS

FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a pair of mixed rulings for Kentucky Republicans, the state Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law requiring a panel of doctors to review medical malpractice cases before they go to court while upholding the state’s law banning mandatory union dues for most employees. The court also said it will hear a case about whether a constitutional amendment that voters approved will stand.

KENTUCKY HOUSE RACES

FRANKFORT, Ky. — County election officials will review results in six state House races in Kentucky that are too close to call. With races separated by a handful of votes, some could be headed to a recount.

WINTRY WEATHER

NEW YORK — One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama.

CONGRESS-LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

WASHINGTON — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy on easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump’s agenda.

In Brief:

—CHILDREN SHOT, from Louisa: Kentucky State Police say two boys are expected to recover from an accidental shooting in which both were hit.

—AMISH FARMER-PARDON, from Lexington: An Amish farmer in Kentucky is asking President Donald Trump for a pardon after he was sentenced to six years in federal prison for mislabeling homemade herbal products.

—BANK ROBBERY, from Lexington: Police say a man arrested in Alabama has been charged with robbing a Kentucky bank this week.

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