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

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Mitt Romney will be in Kentucky to raise money for Sen. Mitch McConnell. McConnell's campaign confirms Romney will visit Lexington on Oct. 2. Alliance Resource Partners CEO Joe Craft will host the event. McConnell is in the middle of the toughest re-election campaign of his career against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The city of Maysville is receiving more than a million dollars for a water tank project. The U.S. Commerce Department says the $1.15 million grant comes from the department's Economic Development Administration. The city reports the project will support expansion of the region's automotive industry.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard are back after a two-day, 30-mile hike across the Grand Canyon. They did it to honor 27 troopers who died in the line of duty. They want supporters to donate to a project to erect a bronze trooper statue at the new state police Training Academy in Frankfort.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Seven schools in Oldham County have been recognized by the state for energy efficiency. To earn the rating, a building must receive at least 75 out of 100 points in the EPA's national energy-performance rating system.

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