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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 28, 2016) — The Associated Press has released its annual poll of editors, news directors and reporters for the top stories in Kentucky in 2016. This list appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
1. MUHAMMAD ALI: Boxing great Muhammad Ali dies at age 74 and is laid to rest in his hometown of Louisville in an emotional send-off watched by people around the world.
2. KENTUCKY HOUSE: Republicans seize control of the Kentucky House of Representatives for the first time in nearly a century.
3. DUELING POLITICIANS: Attorney General Andy Beshear sues Gov. Matt Bevin, challenging his use of executive powers.
4. UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE PRESIDENT: Embattled University of Louisville President James Ramsey resigns, ending a long tenure ultimately dogged by scandal.
5. HEALTH OVERHAUL: Bevin submits his plan to make patients pay more for Medicaid to federal regulators.
6. COLLEGE FUNDING: The Kentucky Supreme Court prohibits Bevin from cutting college budgets without legislative approval.
7. KENTUCKY WILDFIRES: Wildfires burn thousands of acres in eastern Kentucky.
8. SECRETARY KICKBACKS: Tim Longmeyer gets nearly six years in prison for orchestrating a kickback scheme as a high-ranking state official.
9. HEISMAN TROPHY: Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy.
10. UNIVERSITY SUES NEWSPAPER: The University of Kentucky sues to keep its student newspaper from getting documents regarding a professor’s sexual harassment investigation.