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

March 14, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TOYOTA-US EXPANSION

BUFFALO, W.Va. _ Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility.

SOUTH-WEATHER

PADUCAH, Ky. _ A tornado touched down Thursday in Kentucky, leaving some damage but no immediate reports of injuries, officials said.

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR’S RACE

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rocky Adkins has offered a plan to provide free community college and job training for adults in Kentucky.

KENTUCKY-SPENDING

FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky’s legislative leaders have agreed to borrow $75 million to fix up the park system and bolster its efforts to attract businesses to the state.

LAKE ERIE ALGAE

TOLEDO, Ohio _ Ohio’s governor is proposing spending nearly $1 billion to combat the toxic algae in Lake Erie and to protect the state’s other lakes and rivers.

In Brief:

_KENTUCKY EXPORTS, from Frankfort: Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky’s exports rose to a record high of nearly $31.8 billion in 2018.

_WATER LOSSES, from Frankfort: Kentucky regulators have ordered 12 water utilities to submit information on how water loss is recorded.

_ARTS COUNCIL DIRECTOR, from Frankfort: Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson has named an executive director for the Kentucky Arts Council.

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