AP-TN--Tennessee News Digest 1:40 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 email@example.com. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Brown-Forman Corp. reported higher first-quarter net income Wednesday, fueled partly by strong overseas sales aimed at softening the short-term impact from tariffs.
—SENATE 2018-TENNESSEE, from Nashville: The Koch network has launched a $2 million TV and digital advertising attack against Democrat Phil Bredesen in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race.
—TVA CONTROL CENTER, from Georgetown: The Tennessee Valley Authority says it’ll build a $300 million system operations center in the state as part of upgrades to its power grid but some residents have complained the federal utility hasn’t been transparent.
—FAURECIA-TENNESSEE, from Spring Hill: Tennessee officials say automotive components manufacturer Faurecia Interior Systems plans to build a new facility in the state that will create more than 140 jobs.
—TOURISM-ECONOMIC IMPACT, from Nashville: State officials say a record-setting $20.8 billion was spent on tourism in Tennessee last year, a 6.3 percent increase from 2016.
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