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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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Please limit votes to one per person. Thank you!

____ 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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  • 7-13 Whippoorwill 1.jpg Whippoorwill Festival

    If you’re looking to live a more simple life as a self-sustaining being, the Whippoorwill Festival near Berea is the place for you.

    July 12, 2014 3 Photos

  • Man facing sex-crimes indictment

    A Berea man was indicted July 2 on 27 counts of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, incest and illegal transaction with a minor alleging that he forced sexual interactions with his 13-year-old daughter after having her drink alcohol.

    July 12, 2014

  • 7-13 Downtown update 2.jpg Leaders agree on importance of downtown

    Why is Downtown Richmond important to the future of the community?

    July 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-12 Berea Craft Fair 5.jpg ‘A little bit of everything’ - More than 120 exhibitors at Berea Craft Festival this year

    A few minutes before it opened at 10 a.m. Friday, a line of people stretched through the gate of Indian Fort Theater and into the parking lot for the first day of the weekend-long Berea Crafts Festival.
    “It’s typical to have this kind of business on a Saturday, but I don’t know if we’ve ever seen it like this on a Friday,” said Cass Hensley, a 14-year staff member.

    July 12, 2014 9 Photos

  • Mother pleads guilty to allowing child rape

    Deanna Lawson, charged with 20 counts of complicity in the rape and sodomy of a minor, pleaded guilty in Madison Circuit Court on Wednesday.
    Between October 2011 and September 2012, Eric Kelley had sexual relations with Lawson’s two daughters, according to court documents.
    She was charged with complicity after police said they learned Lawson knew of the crimes but didn’t try to stop them or alert authorities.

    July 12, 2014

  • 7-12 White Hall principal.jpg Eversole returns to White Hall as principal

    The White Hall Elementary School-based Decision-making Council has selected Monica Eversole as the school’s new principal.
    Eversole was serving as guidance counselor at Lexington’s Dixie Magnet Elementary School.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • School board to save $53,000 yearly by refinancing bonds

    The Madison County School Board authorized issuance of almost $10.5 million in school building revenue bonds at its monthly meeting Thursday.
    The board approved a recommendation from the Madison County School District Finance Corporation to issue slightly more than $10.49 million in bonds to help finance renovation projects at three district elementary schools.

    July 12, 2014

  • McConnell warmly received at county officials convention

    Incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell told county officials from across Kentucky on Friday that electing his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, would mean “a dramatic reduction in influence in the Senate” for Kentucky.

    July 12, 2014

  • 7-12 Pets of the week 2.jpg Pets of the Week from the Madison County Animal Shelter

    The Madison County Animal Shelter is located at 1386 Richmond Road in Berea. Shelter hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Animals available for adoption can be seen from noon to close Monday through Saturday.

    July 11, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-11 KY Changers 1.jpg Changing homes – and lives

    When homeowners Ann Redden, 94, and Wanda Grubbs, 85, both of Richmond, were asked to sign up for help from the Kentucky Changers, they both said no.
    “I didn’t know if I could talk to a bunch of teenagers at my house,” Redden said, laughing, “I know how they are.”
    But after a member of her church told Redden to consider it and pray about it, Redden had a change of heart.
    Her house has five “really bad places” in its clapboard siding, and Redden decided she needed help or they would never be fixed, she said.

    July 11, 2014 4 Photos

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