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

September 20, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PENSION LAWSUIT

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s governor and attorney general argued Thursday before the state Supreme Court about the future of one of the country’s worst-funded pension systems.

CARNEGIE HEROES

PITTSBURGH — A receptionist who used a child’s booster seat to fight off a pit bull that was attacking a 12-year-old boy is one of 16 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

In Brief:

—INFANT DEATH, from Lexington: A Kentucky coroner has ruled the death of a 4-month-old infant as homicide and police say they are investigating.

—GRANDMOTHER SLASHED-KENTUCKY, from Leitchfield: A Kentucky teenager accused of slashing his grandmother’s throat and repeatedly stabbing her before calling authorities has pleaded not guilty.

—ATV DEATH-VICTIM’S FATHER, from Greenup: The father of a woman killed in an incident involving an all-terrain vehicle is accused of threatening a judge involved in the case.

—SEX OFFENDER-OWN CHILDREN, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children.

—MILITARY VETERANS-ART, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Arts Council is seeking artwork from military veterans, their spouses and their children for a special exhibit that will go on display later this year.

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