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December 18, 2012

Help us select the top 10 local stories of the year

RICHMOND — Help us choose the top 10 stories of the year published in the Richmond Register. Pick 10 stories below that you believe had the biggest impact on the community, with the most important being No. 1 and the least important being No. 10.

All paper entries must be received in the Richmond Register office by 5 p.m. Dec. 27. Mail entries to Richmond Register, Attn: Sarah Hogsed, 380 Big Hill Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475.

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____ Executive Director Debra Hoskins resigns from EKU Center for the Arts. Hoskins resigned June 19, and no reason was given in the university’s statement. The question arose of whether EKU administration and regents or the center’s community operations board has authority over center personnel. Also, the university denied all Open Records requests for Hoskins’ personnel file, and the state attorney general ruled the documents are public, but the final decision will now be made in Madison Circuit Court.

____ William Tribble charged with killing great-grandmother in three-year old case. More than three years after JoAnn “Margie” Tribble was found dying from a head wound in the garage of her Teakwood Drive home, her great-grandson William Cody Tribble was charged with her murder. Although he was 17 at the time of the alleged crime, he will be tried as an adult.

____ Parents of 7-month-old Serenity Dawes take manslaughter, murder pleas in beating death. William and Diana Dawes pleaded guilty in connection with the June 2011 death of their infant daughter. William pleaded guilty to murder and received a sentence of 35  years in prison. Diana pleaded guilty to manslaughter, receiving a sentence of 25 years in prison. Prosecutors believe William inflicted the severe injuries on the baby while Diana failed to notify authorities or get medical help for her child.

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  • 7-26 Stockyards 2.jpg Cattle farmers enjoying ‛perfect storm’

    Demand is up, and cattle are selling for record prices.

    At the same time, corn prices are down and fuel prices have stabilized.

    That adds up to a “perfect storm” for Kentucky cattle farmers, said Gary Kelly of Paint Lick as he ate lunch Friday with his brother Jimmy at the restaurant across from the Blue Grass Stockyards.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-26 Fire Practice Structure 1.jpg Fire training tower going up

    A new training tower for the Richmond Fire Department is rising on Four Mile Road.

    Construction began Thursday on the four-story, steel-framed structure.

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos

  • Pavement work to restrict I-75 in Rockcastle County

    Beginning Sunday until about the end of November, Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County will be reduced to one lane in each direction between mile points 58 and 66 for pavement work.

    July 26, 2014

  • Jailed woman charged with heroin trafficking

    A Richmond woman already jailed on another charge was served with a drug trafficking warrant Thursday.

    July 26, 2014

  • County’s jobless rate improves

    Madison County’s unemployment rate for June, 6.5 percent, was a full percentage point lower than a year earlier and 0.2 points lower than in May.

    July 24, 2014

  • 7-25 Camp Invention 1.jpg Young inventors turn trash to treasure

    The first day of Camp Invention began with a room full of objects ready to be recycled, Sarah Shaffer, director of the camp said Thursday.

    July 24, 2014 6 Photos

  • 7-25 William Gilbert.jpg Four arrested on meth charges at Berea motel

    Berea Police arrested four people Wednesday at the Knights Inn on Chestnut Street, including a man they said tried to conceal a meth lab on his person.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • Fridays, Saturdays added to depot’s detonation calendar

    The Blue Grass Army Depot is adjusting its weekly schedule for detonating obsolete and unserviceable conventional explosives because of a higher-than-normal number of delays this season.

    July 24, 2014

  • County, cities asked to ban indoor smoking

    The Madison County Health Board voted 9-1 Wednesday to ask the county’s three local governing bodies to ban smoking in indoor public places.

    July 24, 2014

  • 7-24 4-H Entries 1.jpg 4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons

    Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

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