Associated Press Kentucky Daybook for Wednesday, Jan. 03.

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Please keep the AP in mind when news develops. The Louisville bureau is reachable at 502-583-7718. Send daybook items to Kentucky@applanner.com.

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Wednesday, Jan. 03 1:00 PM AGC of America release national and state construction forecasts - Associated General Contractors of America release national and state construction hiring and business forecasts for 2018. Speakers on media conference call include AGCA CEO Stephen Sandherr and Chief Economist Kenneth Simonson, Sage Construction and Real Estate Vice President and General Manager Jon Witty, McAlvain Companies President of Construction and Concrete Chuck Graves, and Ranger Construction President Bob Schafer * State data available for Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington state and Wisconsin

Contacts: Brian Turmail AGC of America Senior Director of Public Affairs turmailb@agc.org 1 703 459 0238

Toll-Free Call-in Number: 1 (888) 585-9008 Call room number: 351-734-823

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Wednesday, Jan. 03 1:00 PM State Sen. Reggie Thomas files to run in election - State Sen. Reggie Thomas files his paperwork to run for U.S. Congress in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District

Location: Kentucky State Capitol Building, 700 Capitol Ave, Frankfort, KY Frankfort https://reggie4ky.com/ https://twitter.com/ReggieThomasKY

Contacts: Leo Haggerty Reggie Thomas for Congress Leo.Haggerty@TheCampaignHQ.com 1 502 209 7619

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Wednesday, Jan. 03 - Friday, Jan. 05 28th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction opens online

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Location: TBD www.tca.org

Contacts: Erin Crady Thoroughbred Charities of America ecrady@tca.org 1 859 276 4989

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Wednesday, Jan. 03 Congressional leadership and White House officials meet to discuss govt funding - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer meet House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and White House officials to discuss 'the urgent need to provide robust, responsible funding for the govt and avert a catastrophic shutdown', including 'funding for the opioid epidemic, veterans, pensions, disaster relief, National Institutes of Health, Children's Health Insurance Program, and community health centers' * Funding for the federal govt due to expire 19 Jan, unless extended, following adoption of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to 'H.R. 1370 - Further Continuing Resolution' through Congress last month

Contacts: House Minority Leader press 1 202 226 7616

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