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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:45 pm, KY

January 2, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

SPORTS BETTING-STATES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it.

SPORTS BETTING FOR DUMMIES

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ Wanna bet on sports? First, make sure you know what you’re doing — and the odds against you.

RIVERBOAT RENAISSANCE

NEW ORLEANS _ Few experiences capture old New Orleans and the Mississippi River quite like a paddlewheel riverboat coming round the muddy bend with its tooting whistle horn, towering smoke stacks and water-churning propeller. This month the first new riverboat in more than a decade is set to launch in this Louisiana port city.

In Brief:

_APPALACHIA-ALUMINUM MILL, from Frankfort: The company trying to build a $1.68 billion aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky backed in part by state taxpayers says it has spent $15.7 million on construction so far.

_TRAFFIC CRASH-OFFICER KILLED, from Louisville: A friend of a Louisville Metro police officer killed in a crash on Christmas Eve says that officer “humanized the badge.”

_MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT, from Frankfort: Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general is asking people who faced foreclosures from a New Jersey-based mortgage company to sign on to a multistate settlement.

_PEDESTRIAN STRUCK-INDIANA, from Florence, Ind.: Authorities say a 47-year-old Ohio man has died after being struck by a car while crossing a roadway near a casino in southeastern Indiana.

_INDIANA TORNADO, from Dogwood, Ind.: The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado was to blame for damage to barns and trees during the final hours of 2018 in southern Indiana.

_RECOVERY HOME FOUNDER SENTENCED, from New Albany, Ind.: Indiana’s high court has revised the drug-related sentence of a woman who started a drug recovery home for women.

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