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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a two-year sentence for a former Kentucky lawmaker who is already serving seven years in a separate case. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Pikeville Democratic former state Rep. W. Keith Hall was sentenced Thursday for aggravated identity theft. He must complete the sentence he's serving in the bribery case before beginning the new sentence. In the new case, Hall was accused of using fake documents to try to prove he had insurance so he could keep a contract.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky health officials say counties hardest hit by a hepatitis A outbreak will receive another round of vaccines to protect people from the highly contagious disease. The acting commissioner for the Department for Public Health, Dr. Jeffrey Howard, said Thursday that 10 counties spanning Kentucky will receive funding to purchase the vaccines.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky attorney who fled the country to avoid prison before being captured has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve escape and fraud charges against him. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a lawyer for Eric Conn filed a motion Tuesday saying an agreement has been reached on all charges. The motion did not include details.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved disaster assistance loans for severe storms and flooding that hit parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says SBA will make low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses that sustained damage during the approved time period. State officials say the primary counties included in the SBA declaration are Hardin and Jefferson, along with contiguous counties.

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