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The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is taking natural Christmas trees to recycle for fish cover in lakes across the state.

The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office is asking for the public's ideas to help preserve historic buildings and other sites in Kentucky.

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Colmon Elridge, a senior staff member in Gov. Steve Beshear's office who spent some of his formative years homeless in central Kentucky is among a group of black Kentuckians trying to make electoral history in 2015.

Women veterans will be celebrated in Kentucky during 2015.  Gov. Steve Beshear has proclaimed it the Year of the Woman Veteran in the state.

The Kentucky Department of Public Health say five adults and one child have died as the result of flu this season.

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Fort Campbell soldiers will soon begin returning home from their Ebola-fighting mission in West Africa.  A Nashville radio station reports the World Health Organization will retake the lead in training health care workers in how to handle Ebola patients beginning Jan. 1.

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An eastern Kentucky judge-executive has a sentencing date this month in a corruption case, and the prosecutor is asking that he be sent to prison for more time than federal guidelines suggest.

State Rep. Bam Carney says he is stepping down from his leadership role as House Republican whip.  The Campbellsville lawmaker said Tuesday that he informed House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover of his decision not to seek re-election to the leadership position. Carney has been House GOP whip since 2013.

A federal judge has moved the trial date of an outgoing Kentucky lawmaker and a retired state mine inspector who are facing bribery charges.

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott says he is resigning from the high court later this week.  Scott said in a statement Monday that serving on the Supreme Court has been a "great honor," but says the job "restrains" the court's members from helping find solutions to Kentucky's problems.