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

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury in Louisville is recommending that a former Catholic priest convicted Wednesday of felony sex abuse charges serve a 15-year prison sentence. But James Schook's attorneys have requested a more lenient sentence since the 66-year-old has late-stage cancer and other health problems.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a Lexington attorney who is serving probation for theft of his clients' money. The justices on Thursday granted Clifford Alan Branham's request to resign from the Kentucky Bar Association under permanent disbarment. He's been ordered to pay $241,000 in restitution.

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state fire marshal's office has taken over the investigation of a fatal blaze at a rental cabin in Sevierville. The blaze broke out early Saturday at a cabin where 22 people from Kentucky and Indiana were staying.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Leaders at Kentucky Harvest say the charity group is going strong more than a year after its founder was charged with taking money from a separate charity. Kentucky Harvest Chairman Brent Smith says food contributions are virtually unchanged 18 months after Stan Curtis was accused of using funds for personal expenses. His trial is set for July 8.

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