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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2:10 pm, KY

September 12, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:


LEXINGTON, Ky. — The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has pleaded not guilty in federal court to making illegal contributions to his daughter’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell.


GEORGETOWN, Ky. — A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy has gone into surgery a second time since being shot during a late-night confrontation with a fugitive at a rest area. The fugitive was killed during the shooting.


WILMINGTON, N.C. — Communities along the Southeastern coast buttoned up against the onslaught of Hurricane Florence as forecasters Wednesday warned that the monster storm could hesitate just offshore for days — punishing a longer stretch of coastline harder than previously feared — before pushing inland over the weekend.

In Brief:

—MURDER RETRIAL-PORN CHARGES, from Burlington: A man awaiting a new trial in his co-worker’s death in Kentucky has now been charged with child pornography offenses.

—PENSION LAWSUIT-BROADCAST, from Frankfort: Arguments before the Kentucky Supreme Court about the future of the state’s public pension system will be broadcast live on statewide television.

—HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK, from Lexington: Amid a growing hepatitis A outbreak, health officials in Kentucky’s second-largest city are recommending all residents get vaccinated.

—DOG MAYOR DIES, from Rabbit Hash: The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week.


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