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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest, KY

December 27, 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(at)ap.org. Travis Loller 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

SECRETARIAT STATUE

LEXINGTON, Ky. _ A larger-than-life bronze memorial to the famous racehorse Secretariat is coming to Lexington this fall. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports , sculptor Jocelyn Russell is constructing a statue of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. He’ll be posed in full stride winning the Kentucky Derby as starter no. 1A, with jockey Ron Turcotte in the saddle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

In Brief:

BARGE HITS BRIDGE, from LOUISVILLE: Three coal barges sank in the Ohio River near Louisville Wednesday after they broke loose from their tugboat when one hit a bridge.

SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH, from JACKSON, Miss.: Parts of the Gulf Coast are at risk for severe weather Thursday as a line of storms marches eastward.

CHILD ABUSE ARREST, from GIRDLER: Authorities in Kentucky have arrested a man who managed to evade law enforcement for months.

SECRETARY OF STATE-BIRTH, from LEXINGTON: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has given birth to her first child.

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