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

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MINE SAFETY INVESTIGATION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Federal officials will announce a “significant law enforcement action” related to coal mine safety in western Kentucky, according to the Department of Justice. EMBARGOED for 2:30 p.m.

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-FUNDRAISING

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Federal officials have said Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear had no knowledge of a scheme by his top deputy to use kickbacks and bribes for political donations. But that hasn’t stopped Republicans, including Gov. Matt Bevin and his allies, from using it to portray Beshear as corrupt.

LOUISVILLE-ESCORTS-LAWSUIT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A group of former Louisville men’s basketball players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization’s vacating the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four.

In Brief:

—DOCTOR INDICTED, from Covington: The health care fraud conviction of a Kentucky doctor accused of performing unnecessary heart procedures has been reinstated.

—HOMELESS VETERANS, from Louisville: The federal government has awarded grants totaling more than $47 million to help homeless veterans find jobs.

—NEW DISTILLERY, from Hickman: Officials say a new distillery plans to open in western Kentucky this summer.

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