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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest, KY

January 12, 2019

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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COVINGTON, Ky. _ When Brad Wainscott spiraled down the path of addiction, he spiraled fast. His attraction to alcohol was all-consuming. His friends and family feared the worse. Life was losing its meaning. Everything was out of control. Though in a fog, he was able to see the situation wasn’t what his wife and children deserved. He wanted to change. An AP Member Exchange.

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_TRAFFIC CRASH-OFFICER KILLED, from Louisville: The family of a fallen Louisville Metro police officer is suing the city’s sewer district and the ex-employee charged with crashing his semitruck into the officer’s cruiser during a traffic stop, killing her. The Courier Journal reports that the lawsuit by Detective Deidre “Dee Dee” Mengedoht’s family accuses driver Roger Burdette of negligence in the crash, and accuses the Metropolitan Sewer District of not properly employing, supervising and training him.

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