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.
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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.