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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A pension oversight board in Kentucky has been told that rising life expectancy rates for retirees will add to the state's soaring pension costs. The updated assumptions showing that retirees _ both men and women _ will live longer were presented to the state's Public Pension Oversight Board on Monday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Democrats running for Kentucky governor have turned Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's feud with some teachers' groups into a frequent attack line against the incumbent. With political activism surging among teachers, courting their support has been a priority, and now Adam Edelen has picked up a key endorsement.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A land conservation organization has acquired 100,000 acres (40,469 hectares) on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. News outlets report The Nature Conservancy announced on Monday that the purchased area covers 156 square miles (404 sq. kilometers) across areas of northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky and will link the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and Kentucky Ridge State Forest.

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky soldier based at Fort Campbell has died in a noncombat related incident in Iraq. News outlets cite a statement from the Defense Department in reporting that 22-year-old Spc. Ryan Dennis Orin Riley of Richmond died April 20 in Ninawa Province. The statement says the incident is being investigated.

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