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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky judge has struck down a new public pension overhaul law that angered thousands of teachers who marched on the state Capitol and closed dozens of school districts in protest. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Wednesday that the process the Republican-led legislature used to enact the law violated the state Constitution.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A leading white nationalist figure has been released from a Kentucky jail after serving a sentence for violating his probation for harassing a protester at a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally. Louisville Metro Department of Corrections spokesman Steve Durham says Matthew Heimbach was released from the city's jail on Saturday. In May, a judge sentenced Heimbach to 38 days in jail for a probation violation stemming from a domestic abuse incident.

UNION, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky high school teacher is accused of taking money from a student group. News outlets report 37-year-old Bryan Bentley faces two counts of grand theft in an indictment and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Ohio Valley Art League and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are taking submissions from artists for the 13th biennial Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibition. A statement from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet says nominations for the juried art show will be accepted July 2 through July 30.

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