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

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BRASSFIELD, N.C. (AP) - A pilot is recovering after his small plane crashed near a home in North Carolina. Investigators say the pilot was taken to the hospital with minor injuries late last night. Authorities say the plane was traveling from Kentucky when it went down shortly before midnight next to a Brassfield home. Federal authorities are investigating the crash.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky mine safety officials have cited an eastern Kentucky man for illegally mining coal in Letcher County. Bryan Lee Wagner mined about 700 tons of coal at a surface mine. He has been charged with mining without a permit and mining without a license. Civil penalties range from $5,000 up to $25,000 per day.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Pikeville and Western Kentucky University are collaborating to provide wider access to some programs. The schools say students in eastern Kentucky will have three health-related master's degree programs available, while Western Kentucky University students will have access to Pikeville's College of Optometry.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A longtime University of Louisville music professor will be remembered during a memorial recital featuring performances by his wife and former students. Melvin Dickinson retired as a professor emeritus in 2001. He died in January at age 77.

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