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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has espoused a conservative role for judges in a speech in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who championed his confirmation. In a speech at the University of Louisville, and with McConnell looking on, Gorsuch said Thursday that judges should stick to interpreting laws, not expanding them.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A panel of historic properties advisers in Kentucky has recommended removing a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis that identifies the only president of the Confederacy as a "patriot, hero, statesman." The statue sits in the rotunda of the Kentucky Capitol, just behind a statue of former President Abraham Lincoln. Black leaders have called for the removal of the statue.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An Army report says an improperly installed part caused a helicopter to crash in rural Tennessee, killing the two 101st Airborne Division pilots aboard. A U.S. Army Aircraft Incident Report obtained this month by USA Today Network-Tennessee says the Apache helicopter, which took off from Fort Campbell in December 2015 on a routine training mission, essentially came apart in mid-air before crashing to the ground and bursting into flames.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana utility regulators have approved Vectren Corp.'s seven-year plan to upgrade its electrical grid and pass those costs onto its customers through rate increases. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved the Evansville-based company's plan Wednesday that includes replacing underground cables and modernizing equipment across its service area. By the end of the seven years, Vectren's typical residential customer will see electric bill increases of about $16 to $17 per month.

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