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FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Personnel Board has voted to investigate Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' use of the state's voter registration database. Kentucky State Board of Elections Executive Director Jared Dearing asked the board to investigate.

By Adam Beam.


UNDATED — The University of Kentucky is set to make a fundraising announcement late Friday. Story is embargoed to move after 7 p.m. EDT.


WASHINGTON — Florence's rain total will likely be staggeringly huge. Meteorologist Ryan Maue of calculates that Hurricane Florence is forecast to dump about 18 trillion gallons of rain over a week over the North Carolina, South Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland.

In Brief:

OFFICER COMPLAINT-ARREST, from OWENSBORO, Ky. — A former Kentucky police officer has been sentenced to roughly three years in prison for arresting a man who complained about him.

WEST NILE VIRUS, from FLORENCE, Ky. — Health officials in northern Kentucky say there have been three human cases of West Nile virus reported there over the summer.

LOUISVILLE PROMISE, from LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Officials with a public school district in Kentucky say they are trying to develop an initiative that would help high school graduates pay for college.


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