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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Rep. Hal Rogers will campaign with Sen. Mitch McConnell next week in eastern Kentucky - joining a two-day and 10-county bus tour of Kentucky coal country. McConnell is running for re-election against Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in a race that has focused largely on coal-related issues.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says House Democrats' top priority for the 2015 legislative session could be letting local governments temporarily raise taxes to pay for large construction projects. Stumbo had previously said the House would focus on legalizing casino style gambling in Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Department of Education is asking for feedback on efforts by schools to prepare students for college or the workplace. The department?s Unbridled Learning College/Career-Readiness for All Accountability Model has been in place since the 2011-12 school year.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville-based health insurer Humana Inc. saw its second-quarter net income fall by 18 percent. The company's results, released on Wednesday, matched analysts' expectations, and reaffirmed its 2014 earnings estimate of between $7.25 and $7.75 per share.

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