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A former high-ranking Kentucky official is due in court for sentencing on his bribery conviction.

Tim Longmeyer pleaded guilty in April to using his influence as head of Kentucky's Personnel Cabinet to steer contracts to a public relations firm in 2014 and 2015. Longmeyer admitted to receiving more than $200,000 in kickbacks.

Longmeyer's sentencing is set for Thursday afternoon in federal court in Lexington.

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A police officer has been arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring near Fort Campbell. 

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The University of Louisville Foundation's chairman says the organization's assistant secretary has been placed on paid leave in another shake-up at the school's fundraising arm.

The Courier-Journal reports that in her role as assistant secretary, Kathleen Smith ran the foundation's day-to-day operations.

Smith also served as former UofL president James Ramsey's chief of staff. The 69-year-old Smith retired as the president's chief of staff earlier this month but had wanted to stay on through the end of the year at the foundation to complete some projects.


A Kentucky plumber who says he found it "intoxicating" to be admired for his computer skills received probation for his role in an international scheme that sent out millions of spam messages.

Ryan Neil Green is one of about 70 people charged worldwide after the FBI disabled an enterprise that infected at least 77,000 computers.

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A prosecutor in the criminal case involving former University of Kentucky board chairman Billy Joe Miles says the alleged victim has received death threats and other harassment since the charges were filed. 

While Advanced Placement exam scores in Kentucky improved this year, the number of test takers went down.

The state Department of Education said in a news release last week that the number of students scoring at the top two levels in May is up between 4 and 5 percent from last year.

However, the number of AP test takers and the number of AP tests given by schools dropped slightly this year.

Scores of 3 or better can qualify students for college credit for the course, which officials estimate saves Kentucky students more than $23 million a year in college costs.

The Tennessee Valley Authority says it is promoting two executives following the announced retirement of its chief operating officer.

Joe Grimes has been named executive vice president in charge of generation and chief nuclear officer, while Mike Skaggs has been named executive vice president of operations. The changes are effective Oct. 3.

TVA Chief Operating Officer Chip Pardee plans to retire at the end of the year. Grimes has led the nuclear unit since joining TVA in 2013. Skaggs has spent 22 years at TVA.

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A new law meant to give some felons a second chance by expunging their criminal records is causing confusion and disagreement.

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Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. says the number of expungement requests have doubled since a new law went into effect allowing some convicted felons to clear their records.


Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates disagree over a bill that would rescue the pensions and health benefits of thousands of retired union coal miners.