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

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - In-person absentee voting has begun in Kentucky for the Nov. 6 elections. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says eligible voters can cast an absentee ballot in person at their local county clerk's office. Voters who don't qualify to cast an absentee ballot in person might be eligible to cast one by mail. Applications for mail-in ballots are due by Oct. 30.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky school system says state and local authorities are providing extra security following the arrest of a man who state police say made "credible and imminent" threats. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Anderson County school district will have extra security throughout Monday. Authorities say they believe they saved lives by arresting a heavily armed man named Dylan Jarrell last week on charges including terroristic threatening.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say more than 1,000 acres of land have been conserved in Bullitt and Hancock counties. The Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves' Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund said in a statement that 494 acres were added to Bernheim Forest and 496 acres were added to Knobs State Forest, which are both in Bullitt County. The organization said 136 acres conserved in Hancock County created Jeffrey's Cliff Natural Area.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky animal shelter worker has helped create a toolkit available to other shelters nationwide that allows dogs to get out in the community and meet people who may want to adopt them. Foster coordinator Stephanie Jackson of Louisville Metro Animal Services said when dogs go out, it's easier to see their needs and get them prepared for a new home. The national program is called Doggy Day Out. The toolkit is available online.

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