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Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

Posted at 1:40 AM, Jun 27, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Adam Edelen says his primary campaign attacks will make his one-time rival Andy Beshear a tougher candidate in his quest to unseat Kentucky’s Republican governor in the November election. Beshear and Edelen appeared together at a Louisville coffee shop on Wednesday to show a united front against GOP Gov. Matt Bevin.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As a gun-rights supporter, Michael Paul Wolfgar Lewis sided with Kentucky lawmakers when they relaxed gun laws to let people carry a concealed firearm without a permit or training. But as the owner of a firearms training business in suburban Louisville, the new Kentucky law that takes effect Thursday could send Lewis elsewhere.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say probation and parole officers are the first state employees to see their salaries increase due to an adjustment in the state’s salary schedule. Gov. Matt Bevin and his personnel secretary on Wednesday announced the first adjustment to the state’s salary schedule in more than a decade.

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office has identified seven victims. Family members have confirmed the deaths of two others.