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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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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - University of Kentucky officials are hoping that a tax break will spur development at the school's Coldstream Research Park. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Lexington council approved the tax break. It would let developers keep up to $32 million over 20 years for building on portions of the park.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - University of Louisville trustees have interviewed several candidates for the school's presidency as the search continued behind closed doors. The Courier Journal reports the identities of the candidates were shielded by campus police during the trustees' meeting Friday.

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - Former state agriculture commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been charged with driving under the influence. London Police Department spokeswoman Magen Zawko confirmed on Friday that Farmer was arrested on a DUI charge.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawmakers in Kentucky are rethinking the state's recent return to private prisons at a time when Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration warns the state is about a year away from running out of space to hold inmates. Kentucky closed its last private prison in 2013 after years of problems. But in November state officials reluctantly agreed to open a private prison in Beattyville. The House approved a budget that would permit other private prisons. But the state Senate removed that permission.

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