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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:50 pm, KY

January 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ The Kentucky legislature has gaveled in to begin a 2019 session that is expected to be dominated by pension changes and the race for governor.

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth offered a stinging rebuke of Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday as he opened his campaign to challenge the incumbent in this year’s primary.

TEACHERS-POLITICS

PHOENIX _ After a campaign buoyed by a surge in teacher activism, Arizona’s new schools chief took office with a pledge to address the kind of grievances that led to school-shuttering walkouts in several states last spring.

In Brief:

_ATTORNEY GENERAL, from Frankfort: A former lawyer for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he intends to campaign for Kentucky attorney general.

_BESHEAR-FUNDRAISING, from Frankfort: Democrat Andy Beshear says he has raised more than $1.16 million for his campaign for governor.

_INDIANA DEATHS, from Seymour, Ind.: Authorities say a southern Indiana woman fatally shot her 16-year-old grandson before calling 911 to report what happened and killing herself.

_STUDENT DRAGGED-KENTUCKY, from Greenup: A Kentucky school district says a teacher seen dragging an elementary student on video no longer teaches at the school.

_TVA-KENTUCKY GOVERNOR, from Frankfort: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is asking the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise electricity plant.

_SPECIAL ELECTION, from Frankfort: Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special election to fill a vacant state Senate seat in eastern Kentucky.

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