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

December 17, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

HEALTH OVERHAUL-CHALLENGE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Heading into a 2019 race for governor, Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general said Monday he will have a “more vocal” role in appealing a recent federal court ruling that struck down a federal law giving government-funded health coverage to more than 400,000 Kentuckians.

In Brief:

_INMATE DEATH, from Paducah: Kentucky State Police say they are investigating the death of a McCracken County jail inmate.

_HISTORIC PLACES, from Frankfort: The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board is considering 10 nominations for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

_SMALL-CLAIMS CASES, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say people representing themselves in small-claims cases can now avoid trips to the courthouse by filing documents electronically.

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