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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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VANCEBURG, Ky. (AP) - Police say two drivers have died in a head-on accident in northern Kentucky. Kentucky State Police say in a news release Sunday's accident along state Route 8 killed 65-year-old Kathy G. Hardy and 37-year-old Aric J. Jarrells. Both lived in Vanceburg. The statement says Hardy's vehicle crossed the center line and collided with a vehicle driven by Jarrells. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say two people have died in a house fire, including a 9-year-old. State Police named 44-year-old Timothy Gambill as one of the deceased in the fire Saturday in West Liberty in Morgan County. Police did not name the 9-year-old who died. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Police say no foul play is suspected at this time and the incident remains under investigation.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky judge has sentenced a man to 33 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to murder in the 2016 Thanksgiving day shooting that killed a 14-year-old boy. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Fayette Circuit Court Judge Lucy VanMeter sentenced 25-year-old Kevin Josue Ipina-Garcia on Friday in the death of Angel Juarez.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Cost-cutting states are trying to keep schools happy as teacher unrest over low pay and overcrowded classrooms continues. But pressure from voters is forcing states to put more money on the table as much as picket lines. In Texas, Republican lawmakers have proposed $5,000 teacher raises and $9 billion in additional classroom funding. The proposals follow the GOP's worst election in a generation in Texas. A nationwide teacher revolt began with walkouts in West Virginia in 2018.

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