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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A long-haul truck driver charged in the deaths of 10 immigrants found inside his sweltering tractor-trailer called his fiancee Sunday from a jail and briefly described the gruesome events. Darnisha Rose says James Matthew Bradley Jr., who she called a generous person, claimed he had no idea how so many people came to be crammed inside his trailer in the Texas heat. The 60-year-old Bradley has a criminal history including a conviction in a felony domestic violence case.

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - A retired western Kentucky jailer has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for running a kickback scheme during a $3 million jail expansion. The U.S. attorney's office said 59-year-old Ricky Parnell of Hickman was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Paducah to 97 months.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Abortion opponents have agreed to abide by a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk outside the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky. The opponents, who had been challenging the temporary order in court, said Monday they will let the order continue until it expires later this week. Last week a federal judge established a buffer zone outside Louisville's EMW Women's Surgical Center that keeps protesters from assembling in front of the clinic.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A nominating commission has announced nominees to fill a vacant judgeship in Kentucky. The vacancy is in McCracken County Circuit Court. A news release from the state Supreme Court said the nominees are attorneys William Anthony Kitchen III, Joe Christopher "Chris" McNeill and Charles David Walter, all of Paducah.

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