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AP-KY--Kentucky News Digest 2:40 pm, KY

August 11, 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. Adam Beam 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

DROUGHT WARNING SYSTEM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky._Western Kentucky University is developing a statewide drought warning system with the help of a $200,000 federal grant. SENT: 290 words.

FROM OUR MEMBERS:

EXCHANGE-48-HOUR FILM PROJECT

PADUCAH, Ky._Eleven Kentucky teams have rushed to shoot films in just 48 hours as part of an annual competition. By Derek Operle. An AP member exchange.

In Brief:

—FRAUD CONVICTION: A federal jury has convicted a southern Kentucky man of ripping off investors by lying about potential profits from oil and gas wells. SENT: 130 words

—LEXINGTON PHILHARMONIC: The conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic says the 2018-19 season will be his last leading the orchestra. SENT: 130 words.

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