LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Punishing weather that spawned tornadoes and a drought has been voted Kentucky's top story of 2012.
Kentucky was hit by a cluster of tornadoes in an early March outbreak that killed 23 people and left thousands of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed.
That was followed by a summer drought, made worse by record-breaking heat. Kentucky's corn crop wilted as a result.
The one-two punch was selected as Kentucky's biggest story this year in voting by newspapers and broadcasters for The Associated Press.
Kentucky's No. 2 story revolved around another championship banner being hoisted at Rupp Arena.
The University of Kentucky men's basketball team won the NCAA championship in the spring. The win resulted in more than 90 people being arrested in Lexington after unruly celebrations.
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