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

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - What was supposed to be a forum on agriculture turned into a political slugfest. It was the first joint public appearance for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. They traded blows on everything from attendance in committee meetings to allegations of improper campaign finance.

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Owensboro have decided to put off considering a gay rights ordinance for at least a year. Mayor Ron Payne says people will be given the opportunity to comment on the issue in that time period and officials will research how such ordinances have worked elsewhere.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville man has pleaded guilty to a drug offense after the slaying of a witness caused a federal murder and racketeering case to fall apart. Dion Dajuan Neal reached an agreement with prosecutors that will result in his release after sentencing later this year. Neal has served about 40 months in federal custody.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference says all 14 members have taken steps to improve the fan experience at league football stadiums. Results from a study showed the areas of most concern to fans are availability of concessions and restroom conditions. The changes include showing in-game highlights on stadium video boards.

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