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

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's House of Representatives has adjourned a special session called by the governor without passing a pension bill. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin called lawmakers back to Frankfort on Monday after the state Supreme Court struck down a pension law passed earlier this year. On Tuesday, Acting GOP House Speaker David Osborne said the issues are too complicated to resolve in a five-day session, and the House adjourned.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky judges have heard arguments over whether an attorney for the state's ex-House speaker _ who lost his leadership role in a sexual harassment case _ has the right to question the accuser in separate whistleblower cases. Leslie Vose, who represents ex-House Speaker Jeff Hoover, says Hoover and two other lawmakers have a "substantial interest" in the whistleblower cases.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say troopers around the state have collected 211 tons of food for its annual "Cram the Cruiser" food drive. The agency started the program in 2010 to assist needy families. Over the years, state police say the campaign has developed into a friendly competition among posts. This year, Post 7 in Richmond brought in the most food with 59,279 pounds.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Catholic bishop in Kentucky says two attorneys will conduct an independent review of how appropriately the Lexington Diocese has handled sex abuse claims since it was formed in 1988. Bishop John Stowe told the Lexington Herald-Leader that he hopes having an independent review will help with credibility.

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