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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST

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RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A judge has dismissed charges against a Kentucky prosecutor accused of engaging in organized-crime. The 65-year-old Gail Guiling _ who was the commonwealth's attorney for Logan and Todd counties _ had been indicted nearly a year ago on charges of engaging in organized crime, two counts of tampering with physical evidence and two counts of second-degree official misconduct.

LOUISVVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Keeneland at a proposed $150 million racetrack and betting parlor near the Kentucky and Tennessee border. The commission on Friday approved the racetrack license on an 11-3 vote, beating out competing projects from Kentucky Downs and Caesars-Bluegrass Downs.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A report by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank says farm income is continuing to decline within its district. The Fed says the third-quarter report released this week was the 19th straight survey in which most bankers indicated that farm income was on the decline. Bankers also were slightly less optimistic looking ahead, citing concerns over low prices for crops. Soybean prices have dropped since the Chinese government imposed tariffs on imports.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky appeals court has ruled that Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has the authority to subpoena a former state official who served during the tenure of Bevin's Democratic predecessor. A three-judge panel of the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled in a case revolving around the subpoena power of the state's Finance and Administration Cabinet secretary.

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