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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:40 pm, KY

October 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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:

McCONNELL-KENTUCKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is confident in his re-election chances in 2020 after his work to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In Brief:

—ESCAPED INMATES-KENTUCKY, from Louisville: Authorities in Kentucky are searching for one of two inmates who escaped a Louisville jail by hiding in trash cans.

—FAMILY SUPPORT-GRANT, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say a new $7.5 million grant will support a statewide program aimed at decreasing the number of premature deliveries and low birth weight babies.

—EDUCATION-APPALACHIA, from Morgantown, W.Va.: West Virginia and Kentucky colleges are teaming up to boost the performance of Appalachian students in science, technology, engineering and math.

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