TOPSTORIESMUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (12/3/13) There was lots of big news made in Muhlenberg County in 2013. From the controversial closings of two coal-fired units at TVA to a star-studded Thumbicker reunion.

And, James Best came home to spend a rare evening with his Muhlenberg County family and friends. Click, read and tell us what you thought was the top story of 2013.

Please note that in some cases subjects required more than one story. In these cases we have included other links with content.


STORY ONE: The Death of Amy Dennison shocked Muhlenberg County. Dennison was the mother of five children and the man accused of this murder had his day in court in 2013. Convicted in September of this year was Lennie J. Dillon. The horrifying details of the case are below.

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STORY TWO: Many officials and citizens were outraged that TVA even considered closing, much less actually going through with plans to close the TVA coal-fired units at their Paradise plans. Many say this fight is not over.

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STORY THREE: James Best, who has appeared in hundreds of movies and TV shows including "The Dukes of Hazzard" came home to Powderiy for a rare area appearance. Surfky News had the honor of presenting the veteran actor with a framed copy of a few of the stories we have written about this great actor who has given so much to the world.
     
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STORY FOUR: As many in the county were outraged by the proposed closing of two of TVA's three coal-fired units, many more were up in arms about serious cutbacks in funding by the state for many smaller and even medium and large state parks, leaving Lake Malone with no security lights and no gas for boaters much of the year. Without these two simple essentials many see the park living on borrowed time. See what you think.

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STORY FIVE: Labor Day Weekend 2013 meant just one thing for many in Muhlenberg County and from around the world. Thumbpicking! Look back at all the fun, fiddlin' and more.    

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YOU CHOOSE: Read all about it, and let us know which story you think deserves to be voted the Surfky News reader's choice for Muhlenberg Story of the Year.

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Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter

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