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

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in south-central Kentucky have charged a man with murder and abuse in the death of his infant son. Warren County sheriff's deputies arrested 27-year-old Jonathan Waters of Roundhill in Butler County yesterday after he was indicted by a grand jury. The indictment says the child was 3 months old when he died on Oct. 28.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Canadian mining company will pay $3.2 million to settle allegations of Clean Water Act violations in western Kentucky. Elgin Mining of Vancouver, British Columbia, and the U.S. attorney's office in Louisville reached the agreement yesterday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky lawmakers are set to embark on a discussion of whether executions should have a place in Kentucky's criminal justice system and, if so, how should it be carried out.

The joint legislative committee hearing set for this morning in Paducah comes amid the backdrop of a spate of botched executions around the country this year.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Alpha Natural Resources expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, with the company citing dismal markets and federal regulation. Alpha is one of the country's biggest coal suppliers. It also has mines in Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

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