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

December 4, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:


MEDFORD, N.J. — Pilot error following engine maintenance problems caused the helicopter crash that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and the pilot at a small airport where he was to perform that night, federal investigators said.

In Brief:

—GOVERNOR-SOCIAL MEDIA-LAWSUIT, from Frankfort: A federal judge has ordered Kentucky’s governor to turn over screenshots of social media accounts he has blocked.

—JAIL PROBLEMS, from Catlettsburg: The jailer at a troubled Kentucky detention center has resigned near the end of his term following two inmate deaths over a four-day period.

—TRANSPORTATION GRANTS, from Frankfort: Transportation officials in Kentucky say bus services will be improved across the state thanks to $7 million in federal grants.

—HEPATITIS A-VACCINE, from Burlington: Health officials are urging adults in northern Kentucky to get hepatitis A vaccinations as the number cases in the region continues to rise.


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