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Around Kentucky … Kentucky and 11 other states are debuting a U.S. Civil Rights Trail on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The trail, which includes more than 130 landmarks, will highlight three sites in Kentucky: Berea College, Louisville and the Simpsonville birthplace of civil rights leader Whitney Young. –Lexington Herald-Leader * * * A man who was shot and killed Friday afternoon by law enforcement in Allen County was a suspect in a Tennessee homicide. Jason D. Whittemore, 39, of Portland, Tenn., was wanted in Sumner County, Tenn., on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Miranda Whittemore, 33, of Portland, Tenn. –B.G. Daily News * * * Don't expect a flurry of needle exchanges to pop up quickly in Northern Kentucky, even after the recently revealed huge upswing in HIV cases among people who inject drugs. The law allowing needle exchanges in Kentucky requires both the host city and county to approve the service. That's been a key holdup in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties since late 2015. –Kentucky Enquirer

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