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

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — A police officer in Kentucky is accused of shooting and wounding his 24-year-old son in what state police say was a “domestic dispute altercation.” Citing a state police statement, news outlets report troopers determined that 47-year-old Somerset police Officer Jason Griffith shot 24-year-old Devin B. Griffith on Monday. The younger Griffith was hospitalized. The Commonwealth Journal reports Trooper Lloyd Cochran said Devin Griffith assaulted his father, who then acted in self-defense.

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — A bankrupt coal operator says it’s working to resolve bankruptcy issues “as quickly as possible.” The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Blackjewel LLC said in a statement on Tuesday that it knows miners are eager for a resolution and “we are doing everything possible to bring as many employees as possible back to work as quickly as possible.” Several former Kentucky miners who say they haven’t been paid by Blackjewel LLC were blocking train tracks as part of a protest against the company.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear endorsed term limits and a lifetime lobbying ban for Kentucky lawmakers in releasing an ethics plan for state government on Tuesday. Beshear’s proposal, which also includes financial disclosure provisions and pay restrictions aimed squarely at incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, calls for limiting state representatives to four consecutive terms and state senators to two terms _ equaling eight years for members of both chambers.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky regulators are seeking input on implementing a new law changing the way utility customers receive credit for electricity generated from solar panels and other renewable sources. The Kentucky Public Service Commission says public comments will be useful in future rate cases that will determine net metering rates for electric utilities. The PSC says it will make no decisions on those rates in the current proceeding.

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