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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will decide a suddenly testy Democratic primary for a congressional seat and signal the influence of teachers in statehouse races. The crowded Democratic contest in the 6th Congressional District pitted front-runners stressing their backgrounds _ one as a mayor and successful businessman, the other as a combat-tested fighter pilot.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - As Kentucky prepares to borrow $281 million on the bond market, one of the country's three major ratings agencies has dropped the state's credit rating to A from A+. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Standard & Poor's cited state government's poor fiscal management and citizens' relative poverty in its Friday decision, which will likely translate to a higher interest rate for taxpayers.

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky voters are preparing to go to the polls in a series of primary elections that will test the reach of teachers' political power and set the stage for a key congressional race that could determine which party controls Washington in the second half of President Donald Trump's first term.

ATLANTA (AP) - Voters in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky are holding primaries Tuesday while Texans settle primary runoffs after a first round of voting in March. In one of the more interesting races, Georgia's GOP gubernatorial candidates have been sprinting to the right. Secretary of State Brian Kemp set the curve with his ads, including one of him wielding a shotgun alongside a suitor of his teen daughter. His opponent Michael Williams campaigned with a "deportation bus" for immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

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