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Around Kentucky ... Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for July dipped to 4.9 percent from a revised 5 percent in June, according to the Office of Employment and Training. The preliminary July jobless rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the 5.3 percent rate recorded for the state in July 2015, a state news release said. The U.S. seasonally adjusted jobless rate for July was 4.9 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. -- KY Press News Service * * * The disclosure Wednesday that Aetna chief executive Mark Bertolini warned federal regulators last month that the insurance giant would pull out of Obamacare exchanges if its bid to buy Louisville-based Humana was thwarted has touched off a wave of anger among those tracking the mega-mergers in the health insurance industry. ---Courier-Journal * * * A reported "hit list" was found written inside a textbook at Estill County High School on Wednesday. The school, according to WYMT, began telling students whose names appeared on the list. And school officials called their parents. ---KY Press News Service


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