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Public health officials in Lexington say the Zika virus has been confirmed in an infant born to a woman who traveled to a virus-prone area.  

Test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the infant was exposed to the virus in the womb.  

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State officials say Kentucky’s unemployment rate fell slightly in June. The state Office of Employment and Training said Thursday that last month's jobless rate dropped to 5 percent, down from a revised 5.1 percent in May. 

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. Grimes is one of dozens of speakers added to the agenda Thursday. 

Isaiah Canaan via Twitter

Former Murray State University basketball standout Isaiah Canaan has signed on to the Chicago Bulls as guard. The Bulls announced the signing Wednesday but not the details of his contract. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin wants a judge to throw out a court settlement made under former Governor Steve Beshear that would ensure that church-run foster care programs don't try to proselytize to children.

US Army

U.S. Army investigators have concluded that a 101st Airborne Division soldier's death during a training exercise last year was preventable.  

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A new Illinois law lets drug court participants use medication to combat opioid addiction.  

Governor Bruce Rauner signed the measure last week.  

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Former Congressman Ben Chandler has been named president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. He will assume the role in September.

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An Illinois agency will soon collect used tires from abandoned properties and rural roads in an effort to reduce the risk of illnesses carried by some mosquitoes.

Kentucky Retirement Systems (kyret.ky.gov)

Update: A state judge has ruled Kentucky's attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the governor's decision to remove the chairman of the state's retirement system board of trustees. The decision means Attorney General Andy Beshear now has three pending lawsuits against Gov. Matt Bevin.

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