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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, KY

January 4, 2018

Good morning! 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. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org; administrative correspondent Claire Galofaro can be reached at cgalofaro@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern unless noted otherwise.

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

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CONGRESS-KENTUCKY

FRANKFORT, Ky._Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr will file for re-election on Thursday. Barr is one of the Democrats’ targets in their quest to take control of the House of Representatives. By Adam Beam. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

LEXINGTON, Ky._Kentucky’s Republican governor is scheduled to speak to a business group Thursday night, where he could address House Speaker Jeff Hoover’s decision to temporarily step aside amid an investigation of a sexual harassment settlement he signed last year.

IN BRIEF:

SMART METERS — The state’s two largest electric utilities are planning to install 1.3 million upgraded meters in homes across the state. SENT: 120 words.

LINEMAN DEATH — The Kentucky Public Service Commission has fined an electric distribution cooperative for eight safety violations that it says contributed to the death of a lineman. SENT: 130 words.

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