Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Kentucky. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Kentucky Interim News Editor Joe Danborn at 404-736-9144 or email@example.com.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Three weeks into the federal health care overhaul, more than 26,000 Kentuckians have signed up for medical coverage, the vast majority of whom will become Medicaid recipients. Gov. Steve Beshear released updated enrollment numbers Thursday, showing that 21,342 people have been enrolled in the state's Medicaid program and another 4,832 in private insurance plans through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. Coverage won't begin until Jan. 1. By Roger Alford and Dylan Lovan.
JACK DANIEL'S-BOTTLE DISPUTE
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A white whiskey named for an infamous Appalachian moonshiner was originally sold in Mason jars, then switched to square-shaped bottling. That new look has the start-up distiller embroiled in a trademark fight with Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey. By Bruce Schreiner. 500 words. Expected by 2 p.m.
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OWENSBORO, Ky. — Daviess Fiscal Court has unanimously approved a controversial ordinance prohibiting livestock or nondomestic animals on less than two acres and within 100 feet of a dwelling. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.
RICHMOND, Ky. — The Blue Grass Army Depot has approved the use of explosive destruction technology on mustard gas munitions. UPCOMING: 180 words by noon.
IN BRIEF: MEDICAID PROGRAM, MISSING GIRL, ROADSIDE BODY, VETERANS JOBS FAIR, STOLEN TICKETS, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, TREE PLANTING
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