What are top news stories?

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 27, 2015

If one were to look back on the year and make a list of the stories that had the most impact at the national or international level, what would make your top 10?

The Supreme Court issued a ruling in July that allowed same-sex marriages in all 50 states. Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, made headlines for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples in Rowan County.

Another civil rights-related issue, the Black Lives Matter movement brought the fatal shootings of several black men into the national spotlight, prompting investigations into police procedures.

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Mass shootings, at home and abroad, made global headlines. There was the Charleston, South Carolina, shooting in which a gunman opened fire during a Bible study session, killing nine people. This prompted the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House grounds.

There was also a more recent shooting in San Bernardino, California, where 14 people died at the hands of a married couple, who investigators have called radicalized Muslims. In Paris, the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were attacked by al-Qaida, leaving 17 people dead. In November, Islamic State militants coordinated attacks across Paris, killing 130 people.

And those are just of few of the top news stories from around the country and world in 2015.

But what about here in Lawrence County? What events do you think had the most impact on your community?

Was it the Ironton mayoral race? Or the sheriff’s troubles in getting proper funding for the county jail?

What about the layoffs at multiple industrial plants in the region?

The Tribune will publish its top 10 stories of the year on Dec. 31. Until then, we’d like to know what your top news stories of 2015 were.

To weigh in, share your views on our Facebook page or on Twitter @irontontribune.

You can also email your thoughts to editorial@irontontribune.com.