News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Some items given to Colonel Harland Sanders' driver and friend are being auctioned next month, including one of the Kentucky Fried Chicken founder's white suits and matching Stetson hat. Heritage Auctions of Dallas said in a news release that Dick Miller spent the last decade of Sanders' life working for him. Miller stayed on after Sanders' death in 1980, helping Sanders' wife, Claudia, and working for the company. The auction is Nov. 3.
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is opening this week in Kentucky. The museum said in a news release its $15 million building in downtown Owensboro will celebrate with three days of music, Thursday through Saturday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Sanitation workers in a Kentucky city want to fix a pay issue that's causing new employees to earn more than those who have been with the department for decades. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports city sanitation workers asked the city council Thursday for the same pay scale program seen in the police department. That "step" scale allows employees to earn more based on factors including years of service.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin posted a video showing himself throwing smoke bombs and shooting grenade launchers. Bevin posted the video Sunday on Twitter, a day after President Donald Trump visited the state. In the video, Bevin says when he was elected, he talked about blowing things up like red tape, corruption, and "pay-to-play and inside deals." The Courier Journal reports the video was filmed at the Kentucky State Penitentiary's gun range in Eddyville
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