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Alex King

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.

With second location, DV8 Kitchen offering more chances for recovering addicts

It's also a place that gives recovering addicts a job, support, and a second chance.

Two people facing child abuse charges

Marquis Robinson and Cassie Crowe are now inmates at the Clark County Detention Center.

Community leaders host first racial justice and equality town hall meeting

"Equal access, balance and opportunities," those are some of the changes co-chair Latoi Mayo says the mayor's commission wants.

Lexington’s St. Jude Dream Home virtual tour is now available

As you know many local partners came together to make this house look the way it does, the kitchen is furnished with appliances from Bosch and a top of the line Brizo faucet and the cabinets were supplied by kitchen concepts.

Ernst & Young helping with unemployment claims: Contract set to expire

Governor Andy Beshear announced that he brought in Ernst & Young (EY) to help with unemployment on June 30th, he said he expected the global accounting firm would get Kentucky close to caught up with claims.

The “New Deal that Works for Us” blueprint to help boost economy

An Ohio Valley Coalition is expected to unveil the blueprint to a new policy that will expand economic opportunity. "Reimagine Appalachia" is made up of leaders and organizations from West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Amy McGrath attends meeting with Democratic women’s club

Amy McGrath joined the Madison County Democratic women's club at Camp Catalpa Park today to show support for each other and for Kentucky.

Nicholasville groundbreaking for new police station

The Nicholasville police department hosted their groundbreaking event on Thursday for their new police station. The NPD has been in their current building for 37 years but they need something bigger.

Be aware of tax scammers as you file on Tax Day

An important reminder now, taxes are due Wednesday, July 15. It was postponed from April, because of the pandemic.

Farm is providing some relief for community with vegetable stand

With many families still shouldering the financial burden of coronavirus layoffs and cutbacks, a versailles farm offers a unique way to ease some of the pressure.

Knowing statues’ legacy is important: Professor

A continued hot topic not only in Kentucky but across the nation the removal of confederate monuments and flags in public spaces, some states and communities have chosen to move statues to locations with historical context while others have removed them all together.

Safety tips to follow this Fourth of July

Fourth of July is this weekend, and with that of course comes the yearly reminder of being mindful and staying safe.

Reopenings slow but showing positive signs

It's been more than 100 days since the coronavirus first shut down businesses across the state. It's been just 45 days since they've been able to slowly reopen and it has been a process but getting to 50 percent capacity this week has brought some encouraging signs.

Summer sports leagues looking forward to getting back out on the field

Summer sports leagues are dealing with an unprecedented time just like everyone us. Normally teams would have been practicing up until the games start but because of quarantine, they've missed out on the opportunity. The Lexington Adult Baseball League says either way, they're ready to get back out on the field.

Election differences, similarities; tips, checklist for voting

The primary election is coming up Tuesday, June 23rd and like just about everything else, elections and voting will be different, and different in almost every county in the state.

Coronavirus cases rise in minority communities in Lexington

Health experts have stressed the impact of the Coronavirus on minority communities. Nowhere is that more apparent than in Fayette and surrounding counties. And it's not just African-Americans, Hispanics now make up a large part of Fayette County's 1,200 cases but it's only 7 percent of the population.

Almost a year since mom of three becomes a victim of gun violence

While the world has been coming together to support racial equality and justice, gun violence remains a topic pushed aside in the discussions, at least for now. But some families live with it and its impact every day. Lucy Jones lost her granddaughter to it.

Women veterans honored, urged to take advantage of benefits

June 12th is now a big day for women veterans in Kentucky, Governor Beshear has proclaimed it a day to celebrate and honor women who have served our country.

Family loses everything in fire, including special needs equipment

Fire investigators are looking into what started an early-morning fire that heavily damaged a Lexington apartment complex. It happened at Walnut Hill Apartments in the 37 hundred block of Trent Circle. Soraya Moberly got a call at 2 Thursday morning. It was the start to a tough piece in an already emotional day. She also had to attend her best friend's funeral.

606 Productions creates documentary for Powell County High School seniors

2020 has been a difficult year with a coronavirus pandemic disrupting lives and businesses, and a new generation protesting for racial justice and equality but beyond those daily headlines, a group of high school seniors and their families are getting something special from a previous era this week.