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

January 29, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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 https://newsroom.ap.org .

RAND PAUL-ASSAULTED

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. _ U.S. Sen Rand Paul is in a Kentucky courtroom for the second day of trial in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him outside his home, breaking several of his ribs.

KENTUCKY DISENFRANCHISED VOTERS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A report from the League of Women Voters says more than 312,000 people in Kentucky cannot vote because they are convicted felons. Kentucky is one of three states that impose lifetime voting bans on convicted felons.

In Brief:

_PLANT CLOSING, from Ashland: AK Steel is closing an eastern Kentucky plant that was mostly idled more than three years ago.

_FORMER TEACHER CHARGED, from Harlan: Kentucky State Police say they have charged a former teacher with sexually abusing a student.

_HEMP PLANTS-THC, from Louisville: A Kentucky company says it has developed hemp plants that don’t contain any THC, which is marijuana’s main psychoactive component.

_ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE, from Frankfort: The Public Service Commission has granted a rate increase to an electric cooperative in central Kentucky.

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