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GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky soldier who was killed in Iraq will be honored by NASCAR during the Coca-Cola 600. The Glasgow Daily Times reports driver Kyle Busch will have Sgt. Eric Toth's name written on his car's windshield during the 600 miles race scheduled for Sunday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Toth was killed in Iraq on March 30, 2005, when the Humvee he was traveling in was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was 21.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The owners of a private hotel on public land in Kentucky's capital city are discussing a new agreement that would prevent the state from competing with them through 2030. The State Journal reports an agreement prohibiting the state from opening an inn within a mile of the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort is set to expire in 2022. But that agreement could be extended through 2030 as part of a deal for how to redevelop 6.4 acres of downtown land.

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana county that set aside 15,000 tons of coal ash for road projects must pay $50,000 to clean up ash contaminated with heavy metals and chemicals. The Courier Journal reports that coal ash must be cleaned up at Floyd County's Georgetown work yards and at a Harrison County farm. Floyd County was told to get rid of a coal ash stockpile because black residue washed off the pile and into a creek during rains.

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man convicted of killing his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison. The Times-Tribune reports Judge Paul Winchester sentenced Joseph Nestor on Friday to life in prison for the 2015 murder of Amber Decker. Authorities say Decker was living with Nestor in 2015 when she was reported missing following a fire at their home. Police later found Decker's body about 150 yards from Nestor's home. Nestor will be eligible for parole in 24 years.

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