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AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:30 pm, TN

November 17, 2018

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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Top Stories:

NEW RACETRACK APPROVED

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Keeneland at a proposed $150 million racetrack near the Kentucky and Tennessee border. The commission on Friday approved the racetrack license on an 11-3 vote. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

ARMY-RECRUITING WOES

INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Army recruiters in Indiana and other Midwestern states where recruitment has consistently fallen short are exploring other recruitment tactics as they try to convince young people to enlist. The Indianapolis Star reports that data from the 3rd Recruiting Brigade shows that the group hasn’t been meeting recruiting goals since 2012. Col. Eric Lopez, of the 3rd Recruiting Brigade, says recruiters are spreading their message on social media sites, like Instagram and Facebook. SENT: 300 words.

EXCHANGE-COFFEE AND SKATES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis will soon be home to a unique indoor skatepark, complete with a skate shop and coffee shop. Society Skatepark & Coffee, a 10,000-square-foot facility just off Broad Avenue, should open the weekend of Nov. 17. Mark Horrocks is co-owner of Society Memphis together with Matthew Wrage. By Christin Yates

In Sports:

BKN-KINGS-GRIZZLIES

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a season-high 27 points, Marc Gasol added 19 points and 15 rebounds, becoming Memphis’ all-time leading rebounder, and the Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings 112-104 on Friday night. Mike Conley added 19 points and six assists, while Garrett Temple finished with 14 points as Memphis won its second straight. Gasol has 5,613 career rebounds, passing the franchise record of 5,612 by former Grizzlies standout Zach Randolph. By Clay Bailey. SENT: 829 words.

In Brief:

— OFFICER RETALIATION LAWSUIT, from Nashville: Nashville officer alleges retaliation for filing complaints

— TAX BREAKS-SECRECY, from Memphis: Memphis asks AG to weigh on tax incentive disclosures

— FED-FARM INCOME, from St. Louis: Fed report shows farm income on the decline

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