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. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org; administrative correspondent Claire Galofaro can be reached at cgalofaro@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. All times are Eastern.

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TOP STORY:

WINTER WEATHER

NEW YORK — The blast of arctic air that engulfed portions of the East Coast broke more cold temperature records in several cities — although a warm-up is coming Monday. SENT: 450 words.

FROM OUR MEMBERS:

EXCHANGE-IRAQ WAR VETERAN

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — After growing up in a small town and while looking for a career instead of a job, Cary Hood decided to join the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984. By Deborah Highland, Bowling Green Daily News. SENT: 790 words.

IN BRIEF:

RAND PAUL ASSAULT: Sen. Rand Paul says he's recovering well from the November assault that left him with six broken ribs, and says violence against political figures is a concern among his colleagues. The Kentucky Republican tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that fellow lawmakers don't want to think it's open season on elected officials. SENT: 120 words.

MASONIC TEMPLE-JEFFERSONVILLE: A nearly century-old Masonic temple that was facing possible demolition in southern Indiana will become the headquarters of a real estate company. SENT: 130 words.

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