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AP-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, KY

August 2, 2018

Good morning! 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@ap.org. Becky Yonker 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern unless noted otherwise.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

US KENTUCKY FANCY FARM

Kentucky teachers are gearing up for the Fancy Farm picnic, an annual political tradition that pits politicians from both parties on the stage at the same time before a crowd of rowdy hecklers. Organizers say they intend to send a message that they are not a fluke.

GROUND GAME-KENTUCKY

FRANKFORT, Ky. — When the #MeToo movement swept across the country, triggering a national reckoning about sexual misconduct, some politicians lost their positions and power amid such allegations. Many others did not. As voters return to the polls this year, The Associated Press has found that scores of politicians accused of sexual misconduct are running again and poised to win — particularly in state races. That includes the deposed speaker of the House in Kentucky, who despite an ethics commission reprimand is running unopposed. By Adam Beam and Christina A. Cassidy.

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PAPA JOHN’S-FOUNDER

NEW YORK — The founder of Papa John’s says the pizza chain needs him back as its public face, and that it was a mistake for the company to scrub him from its marketing materials after he acknowledged using a racial slur last month. John Schnatter said in an interview with The Associated Press that he believes he can return to TV and radio ads once the public understands the context of his comments. By Candice Choi.

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In Brief:

YUM-RESULTS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The company that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut is reporting healthy second-quarter profits, though sales at existing stores could create some unease. AP Photos.

KENTUCKY-DEFENSE SPENDING, from FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky is poised to receive more than $158 million for construction projects at its military bases.

FORT CAMPBELL-SOLDIER KILLED, from FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. — Officials at Fort Campbell say a soldier has died in a training accident.

STATE FAIR JOBS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair begins hiring next week for 750 temporary positions.

SAFE DRIVING-HIGHWAY PATROL, from COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s State Highway Patrol says its recent enforcement and awareness effort focused on the Move Over law resulted in 586 citations issued to motorists.

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