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

December 15, 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(at)ap.org. Travis Loller 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


LEXINGTON, Ky. _ They were two small-town Kentucky boys who went to study literature at Stanford University. They ended up at ground zero of California’s emerging counterculture with beatniks, hippies, rock ‘n’ roll and psychedelic drugs. Read “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” Tom Wolfe’s famous 1968 book about author Ken Kesey’s LSD-fueled travels with his group of “merry pranksters,” and you will find these two names: Ed McClanahan and Gurney Norman. By Tom Eblen. SENT: 600 words, photo.

In Brief:

_ UNIVERSITY-MACHETE ATTACK, from LEXINGTON, Ky.: A Cincinnati man charged in a 2017 machete attack on the campus of Kentucky’s Transylvania University has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison.

_ HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK, from LEXINGTON, Ky.: Kentucky health officials say more than 3,000 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in an outbreak that has entered its second year.


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