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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:50 pm, KY

August 21, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S DEBTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky regulators say West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family coal companies are breaching their environmental responsibilities.

TRAVEL-LINCOLN’S CABIN

HODGENVILLE, Ky. — Years ago, I’d heard that people making the pilgrimage to the tiny log cabin on the farm where Abraham Lincoln was born sometimes burst into tears when they glimpsed it. That alone made it seem worth a trip.

CIVIL RIGHTS COLD CASE

CORINTH, Miss. — Eberlene King remembers her 15-year-old brother as he lay dying, after white teenagers cruised through their black neighborhood in a pickup on Halloween night 1959 and shot him in the face.

In Brief:

—UNITED STATES-IRAQ, from Washington: The Pentagon has identified a U.S. soldier who died of injuries from a helicopter crash in Iraq.

—TEACHERS-MASTER’S DEGREE RULE, from Frankfort: A requirement that teachers obtain master’s degrees has been removed by Kentucky officials.

—FRALEY MOUNTAIN MUSIC, from Olive Hill: Carter Caves State Resort Park in northeastern Kentucky is hosting a mountain music festival next month.

—FERRY CLOSED, from Hickman: A ferry between Kentucky and Missouri is closed this week while dredging work is completed.

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