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

January 7, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-DEMOCRATS

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ Democrat Adam Edelen formally launches his campaign for governor of Kentucky.

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-GOP

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ A Republican Kentucky lawmaker who voted against an ill-fated pension bill last year is planning a political announcement, and an early website launch signaled he’s preparing to challenge GOP Gov. Matt Bevin in the spring primary.

KENTUCKY HOUSE ELECTION CHALLENGE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A Democrat elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives by one vote is preparing for a confrontation when the Republican dominated legislature returns to Frankfort on Tuesday.

In Brief:

_INMATE DEATH, from Catlettsburg: Five former Kentucky jail deputies have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an inmate’s death.

_DRIVER’S LICENSES, from Frankfort: Kentucky says it will begin issuing new driver’s licenses in March.

_CONSERVATION AWARD, from Frankfort: Nominations are being sought for the 2019 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award.

_CHRISTMAS TREES-FISH, from Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials are taking donated natural Christmas trees through Jan. 15 to use as fish habitat in lakes.

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