News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Churchill Downs will offer rooftop views of the Kentucky Derby with the latest upgrade at the famed racetrack. The track's parent company, Churchill Downs Inc., announced plans Friday to build a new rooftop garden that it says will offer exclusive sightlines for more than 500 racing fans.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Residents in three Kentucky counties can now file electronic documents in small claims court cases. A statement from the Administrative Office of the Courts says it is the first time the court's electronic filing system has been available for public use. It is currently open to self-represented litigants in Fayette, Hardin and Kenton counties, and the statement says there are plans to take the program statewide this year.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say volunteers are needed for county Citizen Foster Care Review Boards. The volunteers would review the cases of children placed in care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky has been awarded a contract from the Defense Department to study physical and mental fitness. UK President Eli Capilouto announced the $4 million partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and the Office of Naval Research on Tuesday.
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