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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky State Parks system is gearing up for the Christmas season by offering candlelight tours, special meals and entertainment. Parks officials say special Christmas tours are planned at such historic homes as Waveland, White Hall and My Old Kentucky Home.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Alzheimer's Association says the state is now offering a specialty license plate supporting the organization. A statement from the Alzheimer's Association says Kentucky is among the first states to offer such a specialty plate, which includes a "forget-me-not" flower on a purple background. Beginning this week, drivers can select the plate when renewing tags at any county clerk's office.

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - An employee at a Kentucky coal mine has been sentenced for violating the federal Mine Safety and Health Act. The U.S. attorney's office said Daniel L. Couch Jr. pleaded guilty in July and was sentenced last week to two years of supervised probation and fined $2,000. Couch is chief of maintenance at Ken American Resources Paradise #9 Mine in Muhlenberg County.

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) - The National Weather Service says two people were hurt in two moderate tornados in Kentucky. The weather service says both tornados touched down Saturday and were rated EF-1.

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