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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.

MLK Documentary: “Fire and Heart: A Blueprint for Liberation”

Almost 60 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's death, many feel the pace of progress has been and continues to be too slow. Social justice is a journey, a committee is documenting it by partnering with Kentucky filmmaker Joan Brannon

Boy who was blinded in drive-by shooting turns six-years old

"Can I tell you something? Six and six is twelve," Malakai said. For a boy who has gone through what Malakai Roberts has gone through in the last month, his mother said his spirits are very high.

Sticking with your New Year’s resolutions

Now's the time, we may start to slack a bit on our New Year's resolutions.

Cleaning services keeping everyone safe

We've talked a lot about the doctors and nurses saving lives through the pandemic, but what about the people cleaning and sanitizing?

KSP officer begins chemo treatment

Dozens of Kentucky first responders parked along the street of a home in Richmond, lighting the neighborhood up red and blue, but not because they were responding to an emergency.

Reaction after Cats kneel during National Anthem

You may have seen a picture circulate over the weekend, after the UK men's basketball team and staff took a knee at the game Saturday. Now the Laurel County Sheriff and Jailer have gotten a lot of attention for their reaction to what the team calls a peaceful protest.

Homeless shelter in Lexington adjusts to keep people safe during pandemic

The Hope Center remains flexible and proactive in keeping clients and staff safe from COVID-19.

Haley’s Angels providing comfort to grieving parents

A Versailles woman has a special sewing organization with a singular purpose, helping parents heal after losing a baby.

Dozens of racist stickers found downtown

Police say the stickers may be difficult to remove, either way people have seen them and now they're left feeling hurt.

Support and concerns about students returning to in-person learning

Some students went back to school Monday, in-person, that includes children in Estill County schools but not all students were there.

Saint Joseph hospital employees receive COVID vaccine

Saint Joseph Hospital's main campus recently received about 2,000 doses of the Moderna Vaccine and began administering it to employees.

KSP officer battling colon cancer receives outpouring of support

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - The pandemic has made families across the country nervous but one Richmond family is spending the holidays at UK hospital...

Jessamine County 911 using new app to help locate you in emergency

A new partnership could help Jessamine County first responders save more lives.

Senior Sleigh brightening up Kentucky nursing homes

Believe it or not Christmas is about a week away and while many of you might still be buying presents, some seniors across Central Kentucky got theirs early.

Program dropped causing students to lose BCTC scholarship

Some parents are frustrated for their high school seniors as they prepare for graduation. The students were part of a 1 + 1 program with Blue Grass Community College. They thought they were going to leave high school with a leg up on college, but they may not. "I feel like they owe these kids something," Katie White said.

9-year-old girl asks Santa to take away coronavirus

You've heard parents' worries about their kids falling behind because of virtual school but now, many of you are also worried about their social skills and emotional development.

Bringing seniors holiday joy during the pandemic

This year especially, it'll be harder for seniors to have a happy holiday but not if "senior sleigh" has anything to do about it.

UK graduates ending 2020 in a positive way

How are you closing out this crazy year? Some students at the University of Kentucky are kissing 2020 goodbye by graduating virtually.  

EKU Rhodes Scholarship finalist hoping to encourage other students

Nick Koenig wears many hats, he's a botanist, activist, environmentalist, student body VP, and Eastern Kentucky University's first-ever Rhodes Scholar finalist.

Angel tree for restaurant workers

Bluegrass Hospitality Group calling on community to help