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AROUND KENTUCKY … The Kentucky State Fair has altered its entry guidelines in the aftermath of Saturday night's shooting scare, now requiring juveniles entering the fairgrounds after 6 p.m. to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 21. The new guidelines will go into effect on Wednesday, according to a statement from Kentucky State Fair spokesman Ian Cox. IDs will be checked at the gate and there will be increased lighting and law enforcement on the scene during peak hours. --Courier-Journal * * * Speaking to faculty and staff Monday at Van Meter Hall, Western Kentucky University President Timothy Caboni aimed to turn the page on two tumultuous years when multiple rounds of budget and staffing cuts loomed large. “The past two years have been tough. Let me assure you, I understand how trying it has been. It hasn’t been easy. I get it,” Caboni said, reading from prepared remarks during his annual faculty and staff convocation address. --BG Daily News * * * A Las Vegas man was arrested Monday after he flew to Kentucky with hopes of convincing a high schooler to have sex with him, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office. Benjamin Margitza, 18, flew from Las Vegas to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Saturday night to make contact with a girl he met online around four years ago, according to the sheriff’s office. Margitza and the victim had a minimal amount of communication until recently, when he had contacted her making explicit, sexual statements and also saying he wanted to marry her, the sheriff’s office said. --Lexington Herald-Leader


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