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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police in eastern Kentucky say four people are facing charges for helping a man wanted for killing a police officer. Pikeville police officer Scotty Hamilton was shot while responding to a call in the Hurricane community of Pike County Tuesday.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A woman who has admitted to driving drunk when she struck and killed a Louisville police detective and a University of Kentucky employee has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Suzanne Whitlow has acknowledged that she was impaired when she struck Detective Jason Schweitzer and Timothy Moore in 2016. In court in Lexington on Friday, Whitlow said "I know I have to go to prison. I shouldn't have done what I did."

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Kentucky blacksmith's daughter who went on to hold one of the most powerful committee posts in Congress has died. U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter was 88. Her office says the Democrat from western New York died at a Washington hospital after falling in her home last week. Slaughter was the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee and was her party's top member on the panel when she died.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A group of artists has formed a "super" political action committee, something usually reserved for interest groups seeking to influence elections. But the artsts in the For Freedoms super PAC say they are using the designation to examine the overlap between art and politics and starting conversations. One of their art pieces, a 30-foot-long billboard, is on display in the Univeristy of Louisville's Cressman Gallery.

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