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

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Greenville Democrat Brent Yonts is pledging to hold hearings on prison medical issues after an inmate at a maximum-security facility starved to death on a hunger strike. Authorities are considering a criminal investigation after The Associated Press asked about the death of 57-year-old James Kenneth Embry.

(AP) - The University of Kentucky says it will relax its ban on alcohol to allow legal drinking at some places on the Lexington campus. UK President Eli Capilouto also says the school will extend its code of student conduct to places off campus.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Former state Auditor Crit Luallen says she will not run for governor in 2015. Luallen has been mentioned as a possible Democratic contender as Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear finishes his second term. Luallen's decision could open the door for Attorney General Jack Conway.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Tomorrow is the end of an era at Keeneland. The scenic horse racing landmark in Lexington will run its final races on the Polytrack synthetic surface before replacing its main track with dirt. The change comes as the track tries to attract Triple Crown contenders and host the season-ending Breeders' Cup championship.

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