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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:35 pm, KY

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TEACHER PROTESTS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ One of the country’s largest school districts was forced to close for the fourth time in two weeks on Tuesday as about a third of its teachers called in sick so they could continue protesting at the Kentucky Capitol.

KENTUCKY JUDGES

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A bill aimed at redirecting big legal cases away from a circuit judge who has drawn the ire of Republican leaders is on “life support” after a Kentucky House committee refused to consider the measure Tuesday, the Senate’s top leader acknowledged.

KENTUCKY-TECHNOLOGY CHIEF

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A Kentucky Senate committee plans to vote on a bill that would revoke a $175,000 pay raise for the state’s chief technology officer.

With:

_GUN BILL-KENTUCKY, from Frankfort: Legislation allowing adults to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training has been signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin.

In Brief:

_NATIONAL PARK-BODY, from Park City: A woman’s body has been found in at Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park in what officials are calling a suspicious death.

_FORT CAMPBELL-HEALTH, from Fort Campbell: Fort Campbell is surveying soldiers, family members, Army civilians and military retirees about the health and readiness of their military community.

_OLD FRIENDS-NEW RESIDENT, from Georgetown: A thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky has welcomed the son of a Kentucky Derby winner as its newest resident.

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