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AP-KY--Kentucky News Coverage Advisory 8:45 am, KY

October 10, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

APPALACHIA-ALUMINUM MILL

More than 130 students have begun a two-year degree program in eastern Kentucky hoping it will lead to a job at a planned aluminum mill. The program is partially owned by Kentucky taxpayers as part of an effort to bring steady work to the sluggish Appalachian economy.

MIA NO LONGER

BELLEVUE, Neb. — Nearly 77 years after repeated torpedo strikes tore into the USS Oklahoma, killing hundreds of sailors and Marines, Carrie Brown leaned over the remains of a serviceman laid out on a table in her lab and was surprised the bones still smelled of burning oil from that horrific day at Pearl Harbor. It was a visceral reminder of the catastrophic attack that pulled the United States into World War II, and it added an intimacy to the painstaking work Brown and hundreds of others are now doing to greatly increase the number of lost American servicemen who have been identified. By Scott Mcfetridge.

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RECYCLING SHAKE-UP

ALBANY, N.Y. — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps. A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard choices about whether they can afford to keep recycling or should simply send all those bottles, cans and plastic containers to the landfill. By Mary Esch.

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In Brief:

MEDIEVAL RE-ENACTOR IMPALEMENT, from WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — A Medieval knight re-enactor has impaled himself with his lance during a performance and died.

ASIAN CARP, from PADUCAH, Ky. — The state of Kentucky has awarded a contract for the establishment of a fish house to expand the market for an invasive species, Asian carp.

AIRPORT GRANTS, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two airports in Louisville are getting $24.4 million in federal grants to make infrastructure improvements.

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