|By Dennis Brown
A lot has happened
in Lewis County and around the world (and part of Mars), over the past year.
Looking back over the past 52 weeks for 2003, several stories vie for inclusion in the
top rankings. We need your assistance. Help us rate the top stories for 2003.
What stories would you rank at the top of the list?
Hands down, we'll put Mother Nature in the top position. Headlines for stories on the
"Great Ice Storm of 2003" and the tornado frequently appeared on page 1. Few, if
any, Lewis County residents were not affected in some way by the weather events in the
first few months of '03.
Some are still putting the pieces back together. And the landscape won't be the same
for a long, long time.
What other stories would you rank at the top of the list?
Would it be Steve Applegate taking the reins as Lewis County Judge Executive, Tim
Underwood as Jailer, Ernie Fletcher as Governor?
Discussions about implementing an Enhanced-911 system? The implementation of mandatory
trash pickup and juvenile curfew ordinances?
The deployment of US troops to Iraq and Afghanistan? The capture of Saddam Hussein and
the continuing search for Osama bin Laden?
Improvements to Lewis County's industrial
parks, McDonald's, Northern Contours expansion, water line extensions, Vanceburg
Renaissance securing of grants for Downtown revitalization and preservation of the
The continuing saga of the conviction of area "pill" doctors, continued high
unemployment, plans for a lake at Vanceburg?
The Lewis and Clark Expedition bicentennial, the Chamber of Commerce new offices, the
continuing decline of the burley tobacco program?
How 'bout that really unhappy bovine in Washington State?
Lots more happened in Lewis County. And elsewhere, last year. Let us know how you would
rank the top stories. If you like, send us two lists. One for Lewis County and one for
everywhere else. Or combine the, it's up to you.
Send your list(s) to the Lewis County Herald, 206 Main Street, Vanceburg, KY 41179,
email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or fax to 606-796-3110. Or just drop it off at the Herald office.
Entries must be received by January 21, 2004. The compiled lists will be published in
the January 27 issue of the Herald. A name will be drawn from those responding and a free
one-year subscription will be awarded to that person.