LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A brutal ice storm that killed 36 people and paralyzed more than half the state has been named Kentucky's top story of 2009.
With much of the western half of the state immobilized, the Jan. 27 storm is now considered the worst natural disaster in recent Kentucky history. It was selected the biggest story of year in voting by The Associated Press staff and AP member newspapers and broadcasters in Kentucky.
Rounding out the top 5 stories were the arrest of former lawmaker Steven Nunn in the fatal shooting of his ex-fiancee, the private troubles of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, the acquittal of former high school football coach in the death of a player during practice and the hiring of John Calipari as Kentucky basketball coach.
The top 10 Kentucky news stories of 2009 as voted by The Associated Press staff and AP member newspapers and broadcasters:
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