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Around Kentucky … The Owensboro Police Department's "clearance" rate for most major crimes exceeded the national average in 2015, which means OPD closed more robbery, burglary, rape and theft cases than law enforcement agencies nationwide. ---Messenger-Inquirer * * * New state alcohol laws that went into effect Friday allow all cities to hold local option elections for alcohol sales, provide more local outlets for craft breweries to sell their beer and expand annual production limits for small farm wineries and small distilleries. The new regulations, part of wide-ranging Senate Bill 11 that passed in this year's General Assembly, arrive in an environment in which an increasing number of rural counties that have voted to allow alcohol sales after being dry for generations. ---B.G. Daily News * * * As plans to remove the 121-year-old Confederate monument near the Univer­sity of Louisville advance, the city is seeking your advice on where it should go next. Mayor Greg Fischer’s public art com­mission announced Tuesday it will hold a meeting July 25 to receive public com­ments on potential relocation sites. Those who want to give input will get three minutes to speak, according to the news release. ---Courier-Journal


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