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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Parks are suffering from $240 million in deferred maintenance, but a partnership with local communities is helping to turn things around. The partnerships began in 2010. They include My Old Kentucky Home, where Nelson County Fiscal Court made repairs to the amphitheater, which had been closed for structural and electrical problems.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky state senator threatened local libraries after becoming upset that his opponent was using their public meeting spaces for teacher forums. State Sen. Tom Buford told the Lexington Herald-Leader he believes it is wrong for political events to be held in public buildings. But the Nicholasville Republican also said he has no plans to punish the libraries when the General Assembly reconvenes.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders says he's certain that lives were saved when authorities arrested a heavily armed man accused of threatening schools in two Kentucky counties. Sanders says the suspect "had it in his mind to go to schools and create havoc."

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State officials in Kentucky say people running for office could use campaign cash to pay for child care expenses in certain circumstances. The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance issued an informal opinion dated Oct. 5. General Counsel Emily Dennis wrote the registry would consider child care expenses on a case by case basis. She said candidates could not use donations to pay for existing child care costs, but it could be permissible if the expenses are directly related to the campaign.

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