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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:50 pm, TN

September 19, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at (615) 373-9988 or apnashville@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Central.

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Top Stories:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee board of trustees chairman has recommended former gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd to serve as the school’s interim president.


MILLVILLE, Ky. — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic. Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and renamed it.


NEW ORLEANS — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that’s causing major damage to the nation’s $250-million-a-year rose business.



AUSTIN, Texas — Three years after a health scare that nearly spelled the end of the line for a beloved Texas brand, Blue Bell has rebounded — and is, in fact, growing and expanding.

In Brief:

—DAYCARE WORKER CHARGED, from Lafayette: A former Tennessee daycare worker is facing charges after police say surveillance video shows her allegedly abusing three toddlers at the facility where she used to work.

—HUSBAND KILLED-DOMESTIC DISPUTE, from Deer Lodge: Authorities in eastern Tennessee say a 12-year-old boy shot and killed his mother’s husband during a domestic dispute.

—OFFICER-INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMPLAINT, from Knoxville: An internal affairs file from a Tennessee police department says a now-fired officer is accused of shocking a man with a stun gun before repeatedly stomping on his neck.

—HOUSEHOLD INCOME, from Nashville: Gov. Bill Haslam’s office says the median household income in Tennessee grew by 5.8 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.

—NASHVILLE LIBRARY-WOMEN’S VOTING RIGHTS, from Nashville: Board members for the Nashville Public Library have signed off on a plan to build a new exhibit dedicated to the role Nashville served in securing women the right to vote.


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