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

August 6, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

RUSSIA-US

MOSCOW — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, who met with Russian lawmakers in Moscow, said he invited them to visit Washington and they accepted Monday.

In Brief:

—MEDICAL MALPRACTICE PANEL, from Frankfort: A Kentucky panel established to review medical malpractice claims before lawsuits can be filed is severely backlogged.

—PANHANDLING PROBLEMS, from Elizabethtown: A police department in central Kentucky is advising motorists to stop giving money to panhandlers.

—LIBRARY-CHEMICAL LEAK, from Frankfort: Authorities say a chemical leak led crews to evacuate people from a state library in Frankfort.

—CORVETTE MUSEUM-EXPANSION, from Bowling Green: The curator of the National Corvette Museum wants to expand its collection beyond the titular car in order to better tell its story.

—DISTILLERY TOURS, from Louisville: A new distillery in Kentucky’s largest city is opening its doors for public tours starting this week.

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