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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

January 8, 2019

Good morning! 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Central unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:


NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ Tennessee lawmakers are preparing to kick off the 111th General Assembly, ushering with it a new governor and a booming freshman class poised to tackle the state’s most high-profile issues while also setting the budget. The Tennessee House and Senate will meet Tuesday afternoon at the statehouse in Nashville to start a session that’s scheduled to last several months.

In Brief:

PLANE SEARCH-LAKE, from SODDY-DAISY, Tenn. _ Crews have resumed searching a Tennessee Lake for wreckage from a small plane.

MUSIC-BONNAROO, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ The 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Cardi B, the Lumineers and multiple sets from Phish. AP Photos.

TODDLER STRUCK-TENNESSEE, from CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. _ Police in Tennessee say a man driving an SUV fatally struck a 2-year-old boy at a Chattanooga gas station, noticed the injured child and left the scene before calling police.

TVA-KENTUCKY GOVERNOR, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is asking the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise electricity plant. Bevin’s office said the governor wrote to TVA CEO Bill Johnson on Friday, saying such a closure would be “devastating” to the state’s economy and the regional and national energy grid reliability.


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