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(AP) - New club areas and chair-back seating in upper-level sections will be added in the next phase of renovations to Rupp Arena, home to the Kentucky men's basketball team. School officials said Friday the additions are coming to Rupp starting with the 2019-2020 season.

MCKEE, Ky. (AP) - A former county treasurer in Kentucky is accused of writing $161,000 worth of checks to herself and trying to cover up the crime. News outlets report that 37-year-old Beth N. Sallee was indicted by a grand jury Thursday of 10 charges of theft, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The indictment alleges that the former Jackson County treasurer wrote unauthorized checks to herself and forged the names of other county employees on them between 2012 and 2016.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An election official says only one name will appear on the ballot in November for a Jefferson County District Court judge's race after the top vote-getter in the primary died. Kentucky Secretary of State's Office spokesman Bradford Queen told The Courier-Journal it's uncertain which candidate will be listed. He says a close vote margin leaves the possibility that a recanvass could be requested.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State officials say unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018. The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 2.7 percent. Officials say Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 11.9 percent.

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