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

May 15, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


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Top Stories:


Kentucky Democrats running for governor meet in the second of three debates scheduled during the final full week of campaigning before the May 21 primary election.


A Kentucky state senator and a former aide to Sen. Mitch McConnell are battling over their conservative credentials in the Republican primary for state attorney general.


NEW YORK _ It’s not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment. In the next few weeks, Amazon shareholders will vote on a proposal made by one of their own to push the company to describe how it’s curbing its use of fossil fuels. In California, investors of Ross Stores are asking the retailer of off-price clothing to set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And in Kentucky, Yum Brands shareholders are pushing for an annual report on what the parent of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell is doing about deforestation caused by its suppliers. By Stan Choe.

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In Brief:

LEXINGTON-PAPER RECYCLING, from LEXINGTON, Ky. _ The city of Lexington, Kentucky, is suspending paper recycling due to “changes in the global marketplace” for recycled materials.

DRUG TREATMENT CENTER-APPALACHIA, from FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A group active in the fight against drug addiction in Kentucky’s largest city is planning to open a regional recovery center in Appalachia.


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