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

December 18, 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(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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

KENTUCKY-PENSIONS

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Coverage from the second day of a special legislative session in Kentucky to consider changes for one of the country’s worst funded public pension systems.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Lawyers for three Republican lawmakers will ask a judge for permission to cross-examine the woman who accused them of sexual harassment last year.

In Brief:

_DIOCESE-TRANSPARENCY, from Lexington: A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says two attorneys will conduct an independent review of how appropriately the Lexington Diocese has handled sex abuse claims since it was formed in 1988.

_DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-SWORD, from Louisville: Police in Kentucky say a woman hit a man with a sword and then told the man to tell officers he fell on it.

_LOUISVILLE-DANCE TEAM-COACH, from Louisville: The coach who led the University of Louisville’s women’s dance team to more than a dozen national titles and starred in a reality television show has been terminated from his position.

_BANK ROBBERY SENTENCE, from Huntington, W.Va.: A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison for robbing a West Virginia bank.

_MURRAY STATE-ENROLLMENT, from Murray: Murray State University is launching an initiative to boost student enrollment.

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