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

July 29, 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. Becky Yonker 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

OHIO RIVER-OLMSTED LOCKS

OLMSTED, Ill. — Army Corps of Engineers officials are expected this fall to partially open new lock-and-dam system on the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky after 30 years of work. Plans are that ships and barges be able to start using the Olmsted Locks and Dam in October, replacing a system dating to the 1920s.

EXCHANGE-REINING HORSE CHAMP

ASHLAND, Ky. — A Catlettsburg teen is making headway in her career. Emily Opell, 17, daughter of Steve and Tammy Opell, has won more than $43,000 since March in reining horse competition. Her latest win was in the youth nonprofessional category in the 2018 National Reining Horse Association Derby. By Lee Ward. An AP Member Exchange.

In Brief:

KENTUCKY KINGDOM-RIDE MISHAP, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Officials at a Kentucky amusement park say a boat on a water ride became stuck, leading crews to evacuate 13 people on board.

GEOTHERMAL UTILITY BILL, from EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The city of Evansville is suing the owners of an upscale apartment building, seeking more than $800,000 in unpaid sewer bills.

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