News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A top whiskey industry official in Kentucky says he's worried that global trade conflicts will escalate, with the state's bourbon producers caught in the crosshairs. So he's inviting whiskey associations across the world to meet in Kentucky to discuss ways to defuse trade disputes.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville police have taken down a downtown encampment set up by a group protesting federal immigration enforcement and family separations. The group Occupy ICE had set up tents and had been staying overnight on a street corner outside a federal building since July 2. No arrests were made but officers tore down tents and set up barricades.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - In the midst of the largest hepatitis A outbreak in Kentucky's history, health officials are urging anyone who lives in a county where cases have been confirmed to get vaccinated. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department for Public Health made the recommendation in a statement Thursday that includes updates about the outbreak.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky pastor is drawing criticism for kicking out members of his congregation who failed to attend church regularly and contribute. The Rev. Ryan Broers of Cave City Baptist Church told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he notified 70 people by letter that their church membership had been revoked.
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