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

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Work has begun to add more median cable barriers in western Kentucky along Interstate 24. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the project will cover 24 miles at a cost of $3.1 million. Beshear says there's been a dramatic drop in crossover crashes during his administration as cable barriers have been added.

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - A company that makes protective covers for vehicles is expanding its operation in Henderson County. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Budge Industries expects to create up to 37 new jobs and invest $650,000 into the project.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky death row inmate has lost his bid for a new trial and to overturn his death sentences in the slayings of three people in central Kentucky. U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Friday found no errors in the case of 55-year-old Mitchell Willoughby that would warrant overturning his convictions.

BENTON, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky fire department has installed a refrigerator on one of its trucks with the goal of keeping firefighters hydrated. Palma-Briensburg Fire Department Assistant Chief Todd Devine says the cooler will hold water so firefighters can battle flames while keeping cool.

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