Vote for the Top Stories of 2008


From the nation electing its first African-American president to talk of bailouts and Wall Street woes, 2008 will be a year marked with some dramatic highs and lows.  As we prepare to user in a year expected to mark change, WKYT is looking back at the top stories of 2008.  Help us rank the 10 most memorable stories of 2008.

Instructions: Rank stories from 1 to 17 with 1 being the most important.  Click on each story to read more.

1.Kentucky’s $456M budget shortfall
2.Wall Street’s woes spread to Kentucky’s Main streets
3.Kentucky voters weigh in on the race for the White House
4.Child killer Marco Chapman executed
5.Gov. Beshear’s casino gamble fails to win in Legislature
6.February tornado outbreak third worst in Kentucky history
7.Tornado hits Atlanta just as UK preps for SEC tournament tipoff
8.UK rebounds after rough start to the first round of NCAA tournament
9.Wild chase after teens ends with Bell County deputy killed
10.Rare earthquake in April shakes up Kentucky and region
11.Work begins on new 40-story CentrePointe tower in Lexington
12.Arrests in six-year old double murder cold case in Lincoln County
13.Boy killed in Pendleton County bus crash
14.Barack Obama effigy on UK campus gets national spotlight
15.Georgetown man accused of hiding sister’s mummified body for two years
16.From record highs to dramatic lows, roller coaster year for gas prices
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