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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Rep. Hal Rogers says he'll join Sen. Mitch McConnell next week on a two-day, 10-county bus tour of eastern Kentucky's coal country. McConnell is running for re-election against Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in a race that has focused largely on coal-related issues.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Sen. Mitch McConnell is coming under fire for his voting record on women's issues in a new TV ad being readied on behalf of Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. In the ad to be run statewide, Grimes says McConnell must be forgetting that over half the voters in Kentucky are women. McConnell had no immediate response.

LITTLE CREEK, Ky. (AP) - The State Fire Marshal says a more than century-old church in east Kentucky has burned down. An arson investigator has visited the site of Yeager Church of Christ in Pike County after it caught fire early Saturday but officials say they have no report yet on the cause.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Churchill Downs Inc. says it's finalizing a deal with the operators of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York to manage it and another gambling facility in Colorado. Churchill Downs and Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. announced jointly Wednesday that they are finalizing a five-year management contract for the two operations.

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