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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says rulings Tuesday on President Barack Obama's health care law won't affect enrollees in Kentucky's state-run health exchange. Beshear said in a statement released by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services that premium assistance that Kentucky enrollees have qualified for also won't be affected.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has released a TV ad featuring an out-of-work Appalachian coal miner who questions Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's commitment to job growth. The 30-second ad airing across Kentucky seeks to capitalize on McConnell's off-the-cuff comments to an eastern Kentucky newspaper in the spring.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky bourbon makers are churning out larger volumes of whiskey being stored for aging. The Kentucky Distillers' Association said Tuesday the state's bourbon inventory has topped 5 million barrels for the first time since 1977.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky sheriff says a woman left her 9-year-old daughter alone at a hotel pool while she smoked crack cocaine in a hotel room. Paula Kaye Ward has been charged with possessing a controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia after strangers at a Best Western in Frankfort were asked to watch her daughter Sunday night.

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