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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A lawyer for a student who was beaten at a Kentucky high school has filed a lawsuit seeking to raise awareness about bullying. Attorney Glenn Martin Hammond tells WYMT-TV that Pike County Schools are not doing enough to address bullying. He filed the lawsuit Thursday afternoon against the county Board of Education and represents a student claiming she suffered a brain injury during an attack at Pike County Central High School in October.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - In a state struggling with a surging female incarceration rate, it is inevitable that pregnant women end up in Kentucky's jails. Looking for an alternative to locking up expectant mothers, some lawmakers are pushing a bill that would set conditions to transfer some pregnant inmates into rehabilitation centers.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican leaders in the Kentucky state Senate say they hope to vote on a sweeping overhaul of public teacher pensions by the end of next week. Most of the savings would come from benefit cuts to current and retired teachers. The plan would cut in half the annual cost-of-living raises for retired teachers over the next 12 years, stop paying them for any unused sick days accumulated after July 1 and make changes to benefit calculations to encourage teachers to work longer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Louisville financial adviser has been charged with investment adviser fraud, money laundering, aggravated identity theft and wire fraud. The U.S. attorney's office in Louisville says the indictments are part of a large sweep by law enforcement focusing on elder fraud. The indictment against Derek Payne Burcham Thursday alleges the financial adviser fraudulently obtained more than $800,000 by misappropriating money from investors.

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