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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury in Louisville has convicted a former Catholic priest of three counts of sodomy in a case stemming from the 1970s. Jurors will return today for the sentencing phase of the trial for 66-year-old James Schook. The Jefferson County Circuit Court jury also convicted Schook yesterday of one count of indecent or immoral practice with another.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Natalie Tennant is scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic, even as the state moves sharply to the right. And she's hoping her defense of the state's coal industry will separate her from unpopular President Barack Obama.

RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) - An automotive industry plant opening in south-central Kentucky will create 155 full-time jobs. Germany-based Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems cut the ribbon yesterday in Russell Springs on the $29 million parts manufacturing plant.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's executive director has assumed the chairmanship of an international industry group. John Ward is taking over as chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

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