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News Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Severe storms packing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible over parts of the central United States during the holiday weekend. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says there is a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday over parts of Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma and northern Arkansas. Strong storms are also possible in parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. The area includes more than 87,000 square mile and more than 7.6 million people.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A boat has capsized and killed a 16-year-old boy in Kentucky, resulting in the arrest of another man. Bourbon County Coroner Dee Gee Ison-Roe tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that Thomas Lane was pulled from Stoner Creek Friday night and pronounced dead at Bourbon Community Hospital. She said the boat was carrying Lane, two other teens and 35-year-old Jacob Mason when it went over a dam and capsized Friday. Police arrested Mason early Saturday on first-degree wanton endangerment charges.

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Funeral services have been arranged in Kentucky for motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden, who died five days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle. The 35-year-old was in Italy following a race at nearby Imola. The Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announced Hayden's death on May 22. Visitation will take place Sunday afternoon at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home in Owensboro. Funeral services will follow on Monday at St. Stephen Cathedral Church.

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