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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:36 pm, KY

March 19, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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Top Stories:

BLACK LUNG DISEASE-FUND

COEBURN, Va. _ As black lung disease surges among Appalachian coal miners, inaction by political leaders is sapping a fund that helps sick workers pay for expensive medication and doctor visits.

FORD-SUVS

UNDATED _ Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles to meet growing demand for its large SUVs.

ADDICTION TREATMENT-PRISONS

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. _ Laura Levine says she never smoked a cigarette or touched a drink until age 35. Then the mother of five tried heroin, and she was hooked.

In Brief:

_TIM KAINE VISIT, from Louisville: Former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine will be in Kentucky next month to speak at the University of Louisville.

_HIV INFECTIONS, from Florence: Health officials plan to announce a new, collaborative effort to eliminate new HIV infections in Kentucky.

_PRAYER BREAKFAST FALL, from Lexington: Kentucky first lady Glenna Bevin fell off the speaker’s platform during the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Lexington, but she’s OK.

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