Kansas City Star photojournalist Joe Ledford has enjoyed covering various assignments over the past 30 years and this year was no exception. He has covered big events throughout his career including the Olympics, Super Bowls, natural disasters and many other big moments in the history of Kansas City. Some things he covers are not such big events but he still strives to make the best possible photo from every assignment. Ledford shows us his five favorite photos from 2015 and talks about why he chose them.
Joe Ledford KC Star Five Favorite Photos 2015
An aerial view of icy Kansas City
Traffic heading north on I-35 into downtown through a light drizzle
Here's what Overland Park is doing to combat ice on their roads
MU women's coach Robin Pingeton on recruiting Jordan Frericks
Workers are putting the finishing touches on renovations to the Dodge Town play area at Antioch Park, scheduled to be open this spring. It is the first of a long list of park and trail improvements opening this year in Johnson County.
Kansas made a number of changes since 2015 meant to make the Medicaid eligibility process more efficient. Advocates for the elderly say the state instead set up a maze that seniors are getting lost in.
An ice storm rolled into Kansas City early Tuesday wreaking havoc on commuters, roads and the KC Streetcar, which was forced to cease operations because of the ice. A spokeswoman called it “the most significant weather event” in the streetcar’s history. Buses were brought in to transport passengers along the streetcar route. Music: Fretless by Kevin MacLeod.