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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will hold a regional outreach program next week in Paducah. The commission said in a news release the purpose of the project is to try to work directly with deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and the community.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Duke Energy Kentucky has won approval to begin replacing old electric and natural gas meters with devices that can be read remotely unless the customer opts out. The Kentucky Public Service Commission said customers who choose to opt out may do so and pay a $25 monthly charge to cover the cost of having the meter read manually. There is also a $100 one-time fee for customers who opt out after receiving a smart meter.

TRAPP, Ky. (AP) - A former elementary school in Kentucky is being transformed into a home for homeless female veterans and their children. Work on the former Clark County Trapp Elementary School began late last year, and it has a while to go before it's complete.

FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) - Services are set in Kentucky this week for former U.S. Sen. and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning. Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, says on its website that a funeral Mass for Bunning will be held Saturday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Bunning's family said he died late Friday of complications from a stroke suffered last October. He was 85.

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