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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former teacher and assistant coach in Kentucky has been sentenced to six years in prison for violating child exploitation laws. The U.S. attorney's office in Louisville said 40-year-old Matthew Graves was also ordered to spend 20 years on supervised release.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Two colleges at the University of Kentucky are working together to expand health- and safety-related education offered to farmers and their families. The university said in a news release that the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the College of Nursing will provide the service through the Cooperative Extension Service.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor says a contractor for projects at federal buildings in Kentucky and West Virginia has paid more than $213,000 in back wages to seven employees. The Labor Department says in a news release that B&F Contracting Inc. made the payments to resolve violations of federal law. The company agreed to hire an accountant to oversee its compliance with the law and to provide copies of payroll and work time records.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A legislative seat formerly held by a Republican Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself following sexual assault allegations will likely be filled with a special election. Dan Johnson was a Republican member of the Kentucky legislature from the 49th district, which includes portions of Bullitt County just south of Louisville. Johnson was first elected in 2016 and was halfway through his first term in office. State law requires the seat to be filled by a special election.

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