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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) - Kentucky officials say unemployment rates have increased in 96 of the state's 120 counties between June 2016 and June 2017. The state Office of Employment and Training says the unemployment rate fell in 20 counties during that period and stayed the same in four counties.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A lumber company is building a manufacturing facility in Bowling Green that will employ 50 workers. An announcement from the Kentucky governor's office says Carter Lumber will invest $10 million in the facility which will be located at the Kentucky Transpark.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man who allegedly said barbeque sauce caused the shooting death of an 8-year-old boy has taken a plea deal. Local news outlets report 21-year-old Elgin Anders pleaded guilty on Monday to reckless homicide in the shooting of 8-year-old Andre Lamont O'Neal Jr. Anders faces one to five years in prison.

DENVER (AP) - A prominent group that has helped U.S. state governments implement conservative legislation is expanding to cities. The American Legislative Exchange Council has launched a municipal counterpart. The American City County Exchange distributes model legislation on everything from a taxpayer bill of rights that would require a supermajority to raise property taxes to measures requiring that cities explore all available materials to build sewer pipelines.

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