BC-KY--News Coverage,ADVISORY, KY

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 jdanborn@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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XGR_MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky lawmakers are being urged by a coalition of powerful health care and business groups to take another crack at revamping how medical malpractice cases are handled in the state. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Friday he's open to considering a more limited approach dealing only with malpractice claims against nursing homes. By Bruce Schreiner. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m. EST.

HUCKABEE-2016

WASHINGTON — Mike Huckabee's comments about contraception proved quick fodder for Democrats and a headache for Republicans trying to market themselves as a better choice for female voters who have proved elusive to the GOP. The former Arkansas governor and potential presidential contender told fellow Republicans on Thursday that Democrats were trying to win over female voters by promising them birth control and telling them they cannot manage "their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government." By Philip Elliott. SENT: 550 words.

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WILD HORSES

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Officials in eastern Kentucky are trying to determine the best way to deal with a pack of wild horses that is causing property damage and traffic hazards. The Appalachian News-Express (http://bit.ly/1e15bay) reports the Pike County Fiscal Court discussed the problem during a meeting this week. SENT: 100 words. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1 p.m.

IN BRIEF: WINTER WEATHER-KY, HARRISBURG BISHOP, STATE PARKS-WATER, NATURE PHOTO CONTEST, ROBOTICS COMPETITION, BOURBON TRAIL

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