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

June 11, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

Top Stories:

RAND PAUL-ASSAULTED

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A court filing in the federal case against a neighbor who tackled U.S. Sen. Rand says the neighbor “lost his temper” over yard debris on the property line between their homes.

KENTUCKY BRIBERY TRIAL

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Federal prosecutors say a veteran Democratic consultant and lobbyist gave “Christmas presents” to a high-ranking state official to retain a lucrative contract for one of his clients.

In Brief:

—BUS DRIVER-SEX CHARGE, from Pineville: Kentucky State Police say a former school bus driver accused of inappropriately touching a female student on several occasions has been arrested.

—FIANCE KILLED-COUPLE CHARGED, from Elizabethtown: Authorities say a Kentucky woman helped her boyfriend kill her fiance, who was buried in a shallow grave.

—TRANSPORTATION GRANT, from Frankfort: Officials say Kentucky has been awarded a federal grant for road improvements.

—ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is asking for nominations for the annual environmental awards to be presented this fall.

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