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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky school district superintendent wants criminal charges filed against a teacher recorded dragging an autistic student through a middle school. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Fayette Superintendent Manny Caulk also wants an overhaul to the teacher-discipline process, to give children who are victimized a voice. The mother of the child at Tates Creek Middle School also wants prosecutors to pursue a criminal case against the teacher, who is no longer employed by the district.

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - Fort Knox is planning a demonstration to show the Army post can run without external power, which was developed as part of its energy security program. The demonstration Wednesday is being conducted in accordance with a military directive that wants all Army installations able to operate critical missions by providing their own water and energy for a minimum of 14 days. The Army post saves about $10 million each year generating its own energy at peak demand times.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - In-person absentee voting has begun in Kentucky for the Nov. 6 elections. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says eligible voters can cast an absentee ballot in person at their local county clerk's office. Voters who don't qualify to cast an absentee ballot in person might be eligible to cast one by mail. Applications for mail-in ballots are due by Oct. 30.

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - An organization that has helped create or maintain more than 25,000 jobs in Kentucky since being created during the War on Poverty has celebrated its 50th anniversary. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp. said in a news release it is now one of the largest small business development investors in rural America. The organization celebrated its 50th on Monday at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Monday night.

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