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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. EDT

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NEW YORK (AP) - Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from famous founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replaces him with a diverse group of franchisees. The commercials show several franchisees looking into the camera and introducing themselves to viewers. The pizza chain started to remove Schnatter from its logos, pizza boxes and restaurants this summer, after a report said he used a racial slur during a media training session. The new ads begin airing this week.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The University of Kentucky has suspended a student and the fraternity he pledged after the death of a 4-year-old boy hit by the student's car. News outlets report a letter to the campus from UK President Eli Capilouto said the suspensions are pending investigations. Marco Lee Shemwell died Monday, two days after he was hit near the football stadium during a Kentucky game. News outlets report 18-year-old Jacob R. Heil told police he drank two beers several hours before the accident.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Maker's Mark has announced a change at the top of its bourbon production team in Kentucky. The brand said Tuesday its master distiller, Greg Davis, is leaving to become director of distillation at Jim Beam's Clermont and Boston plants in Kentucky. The new master distiller at Maker's will be industry veteran Denny Potter.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky sheriff says a deputy critically wounded in a fatal shootout with a Florida bank robbery suspect is now paralyzed. Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton tells news outlets that doctors say 28-year-old Jaime Morales is "90 percent paraplegic." Morales was assisting several other departments in apprehending 57-year-old Edward Reynolds last week when he was shot in the back of the head. State police say Reynolds died at the scene.

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