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

March 22, 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. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

In Brief:

_PLANT CLOSING, from Franklin: A Kentucky plant that makes audio components for car manufacturers will close later this year.

_SCHOOL-VACCINE LAWSUIT, from Walton: An unvaccinated student in Kentucky will get his day in court after suing because he can’t participate in extracurricular activities during a chickenpox outbreak.

_KENTUCKY-UNEMPLOYMENT, from Frankfort: Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment rate fell slightly in February.

_FOREST FLOODING-REPAIRS, from Golden Pond: The U.S. Forest Service says it will soon begin repairs at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

_PAPA JOHN’S-SHAQUILLE O’NEAL, from New York: Papa John’s has a new pitchman: Shaquille O’Neal. The chain says basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promote Papa John’s in other ways.

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