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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky health officials say counties hardest hit by a hepatitis A outbreak will receive another round of vaccines to protect people from the highly contagious disease. The acting commissioner for the Department for Public Health, Dr. Jeffrey Howard, said Thursday that 10 counties spanning Kentucky will receive funding to purchase the vaccines.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky attorney who fled the country to avoid prison before being captured has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve escape and fraud charges against him. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports a lawyer for Eric Conn filed a motion Tuesday saying an agreement has been reached on all charges. The motion did not include details.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved disaster assistance loans for severe storms and flooding that hit parts of the state earlier this year. Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says SBA will make low-interest disaster loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses that sustained damage during the approved time period. State officials say the primary counties included in the SBA declaration are Hardin and Jefferson, along with contiguous counties.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky University says it is adding a new major in its biology department: molecular biotechnology. A statement from the school says the major is the next step in its genetics program and will be offered beginning this fall.

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