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

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - State Democrats and Republicans alike are lauding a $20 million federal grant designed to move Kentucky to new forms of energy. Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Andy Barr joined Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and state House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins to announce the federal grant Wednesday.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Fort Campbell-based soldier who was sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait in 20-3 will have an appeal in military court. The hearing for 43-year-old Hasan (ha-SAHN' ) K. Akbar (AK'-bar) is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Washington.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Board of Education has decided to keep control of the Breathitt County school district for up to three more years. Media report the unanimous decision came Tuesday after a nine-hour hearing in Frankfort.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Churchill Downs has announced that the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity to be run on Dec. 20 will award qualifying points. That racing series decides which 20 horses qualify for the Kentucky Derby and has produced six Derby winners since it began in 1981.

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