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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:45 am, KY

January 8, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A Republican challenge to an election decided by one vote will likely dominate the first day of the 2019 legislative session in Kentucky. Kentucky lawmakers are scheduled to return to work on Tuesday at the state Capitol in Frankfort. Republicans will have super majorities in both the House and Senate for the third consecutive year. But the final number in the House could change.

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth announces his plans for statewide office at an event Tuesday morning.

TEACHERS-POLITICS

PHOENIX _ After a campaign buoyed by a surge in teacher activism, Arizona’s new schools chief took office with a pledge to address the kind of grievances that led to school-shuttering walkouts in several states last spring. Kathy Hoffman, a 33-year-old school speech therapist, is among hundreds of educators being sworn into office following the #RedforEd protests, which were credited with raising awareness of the needs of public schools and inspiring many educators to join the political fray. By Brian Skoloff and Carolyn Thompson.

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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.

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