As we say goodbye to 2023, we take a look back at some of the Herald-Leader staff photographers’ favorite and best breaking news and feature photos from events during the past year.
The images below and more in the year-in-review video slideshow above document how Kentucky dealt with tragedy. That included Eastern Kentucky residents still recovering from the 2022 deadly flooding and a March windstorm that knocked out power to more than 45,000 Fayette County residents, some for more than five days.
But our photographers also told stories of people coming together for good times, as was the case when Lexington’s first pro soccer team had its first match. And they told stories of one last time, which unfortunately happened when longtime donut shop Magee’s Bakery closed.
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