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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - With winter still officially more than a month away, a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow was falling throughout Kentucky, making driving conditions hazardous. A tweet from Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King said freezing rain and sleet were falling in western Kentucky, freezing on overpasses and causing road conditions to deteriorate. King said drivers should be prepared to encounter hazardous driving and frigid temperatures. He said the best advice is to avoid travel if possible.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican Party chairman says he doesn't like the rhetoric used by Donald Trump but says he backs the president's policies. Speaking in Louisville, GOP Chairman Mac Brown said Wednesday that Trump's rhetoric hurt Republican candidates in urban areas.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Veteran Democratic lawmaker Rocky Adkins has formally launched his campaign for Kentucky governor. Rocky Adkins made the announcement on Wednesday in Morehead, Kentucky. Adkins has been in the state House of Representatives since 1987. He was majority floor leader in the state House until 2016, when Republicans won a majority for the first time in nearly 100 years.

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The estranged husband of a Fort Campbell soldier has been indicted on charges of killing her in an off-duty shooting at the sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman said Wednesday in a statement that a grand jury indicted Victor Silvers of Clarksville, Tennessee, on seven counts in the fatal shooting of Brittney N. Silvers of Jacksonville, Florida.

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