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Alex King joined the ABC 36 News team in June 2019 as a Multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a Northern Kentucky University 2017 Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting and a minor in Journalism. She is a fur mom of an English Bulldog named Atlas. When she’s not at work you can find her going to the gym, dog park and spending time with her family and boyfriend. If you have any story ideas, you can contact Alex on Facebook: AlexKingWTVQ, on Twitter: AlexKingNEWS or through email: aking@wtvq.com.

11-year-old competing in national spelling bee

A fifth grader will be the only Kentuckian in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, making her debut on Saturday in the preliminaries.

Park bench honors longest serving magistrate in the Commonwealth

On Thursday, a Madison County community was finally able to honor a local leader who died in December.

Teen with type 1 diabetes wins scholarship

An 18-year-old from Lawrenceburg knows exactly what it's like to suffer from type one diabetes.

Assistance for landlords and renters

A community effort is underway to help landlords and tenants avoid evictions as the CDC eviction moratorium expires. 

UPDATE: Services set for family killed in I-75 crash

Shock is turning into grief for families following an accident over the weekend in Lexington where police say a woman was driving the wrong way on I-75.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day

On National Gun Violence Awareness Day, a group of activists came together wearing orange to call on the community to end what they call an epidemic of violence.

Communities prepare to reopen next Friday

Some exciting COVID-19 news for you, Mayor Linda Gorton announced all government offices and facilities will reopen to the public Friday, June 11th.

Conservation professionals take hike at Floracliff

Several groups dedicated to conservation got together today for a hike through Floracliff Nature Sanctuary in the Kentucky River palisades region.

Program getting students to med school faster

A new program with Georgetown College aims to help high school students get to medical school in just three years.

Dairy month in Kentucky

Local farmers gathered Wednesday at the Department of Agriculture for the start of dairy month.

Two Lexington Catholic teens died after crash

Two Lexington teenagers are dead following a late-night crash in Scott County. That accident happened on Carrick Pike in Georgetown after ten Monday night.

Memorial Day Murph Challenge with CrossFit Maximus

On Memorial Day people honor those who lost their lives in different ways. Some walk some run, some do a full blown workout. The Murph Challenge is just that, a challenge.

Staying safe during boating season

Memorial Day weekend, while a somber holiday, is also often considered the official kickoff for boating season and it's safe to say a lot of people are looking forward to getting outdoors and soaking up the sun.

Volunteers of America helping women

A community has plenty to celebrate as it comes out of a difficult 18 months. But as tough as things have been, a special program for women has plenty to celebrate after a year.

Giving thanks to those who helped during flooding

A nursing home in Lee County wanted to do something special for the first responders and volunteers who helped during the flooding back in March.

Two unlikely students graduating from UK

The University of Kentucky is preparing for the 2021 commencement ceremonies taking place this weekend. After celebrations took place virtually last year, most students are excited to celebrate in person. For some, they're just ready to finally graduate

UPDATE: Kentuckians donate more than $721,000 on Give Day

A milestone reached today for the 9th annual Kentucky Gives Day, a day dedicated to encouraging donations to non-profits.

KSP Post 12 honors six fallen heroes with wreath layings

State police honored fallen officers and troopers Monday by placing wreaths at gravesites.

Senior women receive early Mother’s Day surprise

Mother's day is Sunday, so hopefully you've had the chance to plan something special for the women in your life. A few women who live at Ashton Grove Senior Living received a little surprise this morning from a local business.

Steps toward community recovery in Lee County

It's been weeks since the flooding in eastern Kentucky but some are still in recovery mode. Officials in Lee County have started looking into options to protect the city from the next big flood.