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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest 1:30 pm, KY

April 15, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.

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Top Stories:

KENTUCKY PROJECT-RUSSIA

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ An aluminum company planning to build a $1.7 billion plant in Appalachia is forming a partnership with a Russian company that until recently faced U.S. sanctions.

RURAL BROADBAND-MAPS

UNDATED _ A $4.5 billion federal grant program to improve broadband internet access in rural America has been stymied by flawed maps, and a group of U.S. senators is pushing to make sure the government knows where help is needed the most. The Federal Communications Commission has put the program on hold as it investigates the service data submitted by carriers.

In Brief:

_BARN FIRE, from Lexington: Fire officials say a large central Kentucky barn with horses inside has been destroyed by a fire.

_EPA GRANT-STORAGE TANKS, from Louisville: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a nearly $1.2 million grant to help Kentucky clean up petroleum contamination from leaking underground storage tanks.

_FOOD PANTRIES-COOLERS, from Frankfort: More than two dozen food pantries in Kentucky are benefiting from a new grant from the state’s Department of Agriculture.

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