BC-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at email@example.com. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Central.
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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence Wednesday of a woman serving a life sentence for drug offenses whose cause was championed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian West in a recent visit to the White House.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Brown-Forman Corp. on Wednesday reported yearlong net sales growth across its spirits lineup — including its flagship Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey brand — but said fourth-quarter earnings declined due to costs associated with the creation of a charitable foundation and operating expenses.
UNDATED — Carrie Underwood has a chance to extend her run as the most decorated artist in the history of the CMT Music Awards.
—HATCHET ATTACK, from Nashville: Kentucky State Police say a driver’s tip led to an arrest in a Tennessee hatchet killing this week.
—CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED-E COLI, from Knoxville: A hospital in Tennessee says it has seen nearly 10 children under the age of 4 test positive for E. coli.
—TENNESSEE RIVER PROJECT, from Knoxville: A group of students and professors from the University of Tennessee are working to make the Tennessee River more accessible.
—PERFECT ATTENDANCE-BIKES, from Memphis: Dozens of children with perfect attendance in a Tennessee school district are getting a gift to enjoy on summer break: a bicycle.
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