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Associated Press: Muhammad Ali's Death is Kentucky's Biggest Story of 2016


The death of Muhammad Ali — and the reports of the memories it evoked of his life as a boxing champion and humanitarian — has been voted Kentucky's top news story of 2016 by a poll of The Associated Press’ editors, news directors and reporters.  

The Louisville native died in June at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.  

Ali’s star-studded memorial and send-off in Louisville was watched by the world.  

Kentucky's No. 2 AP story dealt with fundamental political change: the Republican takeover of the Kentucky House of Representatives in the November elections after nearly a century of Democratic control.  

The state's third biggest story was the feud between Republican Governor Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear that played out in state courts.  


Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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