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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's governor and attorney general are preparing to meet before the state Supreme Court to argue about the future of one of the country's worst-funded pension systems. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear is trying to block a pension law from taking effect. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says the law is crucial to the system's solvency. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case on Thursday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children. The Courier Journal reports that 33-year-old Ryan Scott Stone pleaded guilty to third-degree sodomy of a juvenile male relative in 2007. In 2015, the state learned that Stone was married with two children, who are now 3 and 6.

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky teenager accused of slashing his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbing her before calling authorities has pleaded not guilty. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that 18-year-old Douglas R. Barton enter the plea last week to attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence. The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Barton called 911 this month to report his grandmother appeared to have been stabbed. Barton's arrest warrant says he admitted to the crime.

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) - The father of a woman killed in an incident involving an all-terrain vehicle is accused of threatening a judge involved in the case. Citing court records, The Daily Independent reports 41-year-old Matthew Conley was indicted on felony charges of retaliating against a participant in the legal process.

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