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.

Click here to read story.

Click here to read story.

 

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.

Click here to read story.

 

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.
     
Links to these stories and more are below.  

Click Here to read story.

Click here to read second story.

Click here to read third story.



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.

Click here to read story.
  

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.    

Click here to read story.

 

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.

Click here for results.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4121

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3459

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3315

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2869

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2774

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15432

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8456

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 03, 2015 1281

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 973

Faith Baptist Hosts Family Fun Day

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 856

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 626

Dave Says - May 3, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
May 02, 2015 620

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 574

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 533

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness with kids is…

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 465

2015 Correctional Employees' Week Celebrated…

by Michael Caudill
May 03, 2015 460

Legislator's Log - Week of May 3, 2015

by Brent Yonts
May 03, 2015 405

Outdoor Truths – May 3, 2015

by Gary Miller