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(at)ap.org. 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern.
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FRANKFORT, Ky. _ A key aide to Kentucky’s governor says enough votes have been secured to pass a pension-relief proposal in a special legislative session.
TRUMP-COAL POWER PLANTS
WASHINGTON _ Despite scientists’ increasingly urgent warnings, the Trump administration ordered a sweeping about-face Wednesday on Obama-era efforts to fight climate change, easing restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move it predicted would revitalize America’s sagging coal industry.
WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday defended her record on climate change, saying it is a “real risk to our planet” that must be addressed.
_INTERNET PROJECT-SQUIRRELS, from Frankfort: A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an “abundance” of squirrels have chewed through wiring.
_HEAVY RAINS-KENTUCKY, from Manchester: An eastern Kentucky county has declared a state of emergency due to damages from heavy rain and flooding.
_YOUTH SERVICES-GRANT, from Frankfort: A Kentucky agency says it has secured another $5 million federal grant to continue a program providing youth-support services.
_DRIVER’S LICENSES, from Frankfort: Kentucky transportation officials say they will begin issuing new driver’s licenses this month that are designed to comply with a federal travel law.
_PIZZA DRIVER-ABUSE, from Lexington: Kentucky police have honored a pizza delivery driver they say rescued two girls who were being abused by their father.
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