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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:45 pm, KY

February 12, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

WHISKEY EXPORTS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Retaliatory tariffs caused a sharp downturn in American whiskey exports in the last half of 2018 as distillers started feeling the pain from global trade disputes, an industry trade group said Tuesday.

BOOK REVIEW-APPALACHIA NORTH

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and the publication of J. D. Vance’s memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” that same year, Appalachia has returned to the national spotlight as media and academia struggle to make sense of the region and its people.

In Brief:

_POLICE SHOOTING-KENTUCKY, from Crestwood: Authorities say a man and a woman are dead after a police chase in Kentucky ended in gunfire.

_KENTUCKY COAL, from Paradise: A report by the Tennessee Valley Authority says it no longer makes sense to keep burning coal at its Paradise, Kentucky, power plant, despite calls by state and federal officials to keep it open.

_INDIANA FLOODING, from Utica, Ind.: Emergency management officials in a flood-prone southern Indiana town are filling sandbags as the Ohio River continues rising following recent heavy rains and forecasts of more to come.

_AMBULANCE SERVICE-FRAUD, from Lexington: The owner of an eastern Kentucky ambulance service has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for submitting false bills for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements.

_CAMPGROUND UPGRADES, from Carlisle: Kentucky state parks officials are holding a public hearing to take input on possible upgrades at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park.

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