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

November 10, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

FARM BILL-HEMP-McCONNELL

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says hammering out the final terms of a new farm bill looms as one of his top priorities when Congress reconvenes for a lame-duck session. By Bruce Schreiner. SENT 500 words.

COAL JOBS

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Despite promises to reinvigorate the coal industry, Kentucky has fewer coal jobs today than when President Donald Trump took office two years ago. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

HAZARDOUS WASTE

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Texas man has been sentenced to three years in prison for improperly disposing of hazardous electronic waste at a Central Kentucky recycling business. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 5 p.m.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-VETERINARIAN-UGANDA

ASHLAND, Ky. — As Americans, we might not think about rabies too often, but in other parts of the world, the viral disease which strikes animals remains an ever-present threat. One local veterinarian recently participated in The Big Fix Uganda, a volunteer effort to improve the lives of animals and humans in Africa; the project has been honored with the 2018 World Rabies Day Award for Sub-Sahara Africa. By Lee?Ward. SENT: 500 words.

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