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BC-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 9 am, KY

March 5, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Top Stories:

ELECTION SECURITY-VOTING MACHINES

ATLANTA _ Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released Tuesday. State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before the elections, but the vast majority said they don’t have enough money to do so, according to The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU’s School of Law. By Christina A. Cassidy.

AP Photos.

PAPA JOHN’S-SCHNATTER

Papa John’s has reached a settlement agreement with founder John Schnatter that will see him step down from the pizza chain’s board once an independent director that is mutually acceptable replaces him. If a new director isn’t named prior to Papa John’s 2019 annual shareholders meeting, Schnatter’s term will expire at the meeting, according to a regulatory filing. By The Associated Press.

In Brief:

HIGHWAY NUISANCE WEEDS, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are getting a jump on nuisance weeds that grow along the state’s highways.

FORT CAMPBELL-SOLDIERS RETURN, from FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. _ Soldiers assigned to the 101st Airborne Division are continuing to return home from Afghanistan after nine-month deployments.

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