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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor said he still plans to call a special session of the state legislature to make changes to the state's troubled public pension system. Gov. Matt Bevin and Republican legislative leaders unveiled the plan last month. But since then, Republican leaders in the House have said they do not have the votes to pass the bill unless it is changed. Asked if the pension bill was dead, Bevin told reporters Friday "not at all."

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal authorities in Kentucky say the arrests of several people accused of stealing personal information from gas pumps is just the start of a crackdown on credit card skimmers. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman said Friday that the eight people ensnared so far in the investigation were able to target thousands of victims in the Louisville area alone.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky is spending $500,000 to create a phone number people can call to get help with opioid addiction. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said beginning Dec. 1 anyone needing help battling opioid addiction in Kentucky can call 833-8KY-HELP, or 833-859-4357. People who call will be connected to social workers and other programs to help with addiction. More than 1,400 people died from drug overdoses in Kentucky last year. Most of those were from opioids.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky lawmaker sent to prison for a bribery scheme is facing new charges. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ex-state Rep. Keith Hall was indicted on federal charges of using fake documents to convince a customer he had insurance so he could keep a contract.

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