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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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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BASKETBALL STAR'S DOWNFALL

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino asked a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing ex-Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and allow him to "become a productive citizen again" after the basketball star's fall from grace. Pitino's letter is among 29 dispatches sent to U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove before Farmer's sentencing in January for abusing public office. Farmer is serving a 27 month sentence. By Brett Barrouquere. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by noon.

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MOREHEAD STATE ACADEMY

MOREHEAD, Ky. — Morehead State University plans to open a residential high school academy for academically gifted students. Media reports say officials announced on Thursday that the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics will open in August of 2015 and offer students dual credits for classes. SENT: 290 words.

IN BRIEF: NEW DISPATCH, TURKEY HUNTING, KENTUCKY FOOD-FESTIVAL

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