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

April 15, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Story:

RURAL BROADBAND-MAPS

There is widespread agreement that expanding broadband internet in rural America is desperately needed. But the maps the federal government has been using to hand out cash to make it happen inaccurately reflect how many people have access to high-speed service.

In Brief:

EPA GRANT-STORAGE TANKS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a nearly $1.2 million grant to help Kentucky clean up petroleum contamination from leaking underground storage tanks.

FOOD PANTRIES-COOLERS, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ More than two dozen food pantries in Kentucky are benefiting from a new grant from the state’s Department of Agriculture.

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