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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.

Jackson Manor nurse speaks out about her battle with COVID-19

Charity Bowlin has been working at a nursing home in Jackson County for a little less than a year. Living in Whitley County she drives almost an hour to work every day to help the residents at Jackson Manor.

Bluegrass Hospice Care continuing to care for patients while staying safe

Cheri Bentley is a registered hospice nurse in Frankfort. She visits patients in their homes and at longterm and assisted living facilities providing end of life care.

How one new business is handling the ordered closures

Jefferson Street Coffee opened on March 9th, one week later, Governor Andy Beshear ordered all businesses close to in-person traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lexington father and husband dies due to COVID-19

Stanley Buckler was the father of five and was married for 43 years. On Tuesday, this beloved father and husband passed away after testing positive for coronavirus in early April.

Veteran helping fellow veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic

Darren Atkins served in the army for 14 years. He is Chaplain with the VFW in Whitesburg, Kentucky. When the coronavirus first broke, he immediately looked for a way he could serve his community during the pandemic.

Lafayette High School senior reacts to school closures

After Governor Andy Beshear's press conference on Monday, where he advised school superintendents to extend the closures, the Fayette County Public Schools sent out information about continuing non-tradition instruction, or NTI days for the rest of the school year.

Gen Z students preparing for COVID-19 in the future

We've learned information about COVID-19 from doctors and the CDC but what about GEN Z? The Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center wants to prepare them for the possibility of the virus continuing to hit the nation.

UK Midwife Nurse speaks out about pregnant women and COVID-19

A nurse-midwife is someone who provides care for women across the lifespan from adolescence to post-menopause.

Preparing high school students for college admissions

Many colleges and universities are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak by no longer allowing students on campus.

Keeneland donates merchandise proceeds to help hungry

Keeneland is giving back to the community through its 2020 merchandise sales.

NAMI Lexington is offering virtual support groups for those feeling alone

The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Lexington created Participation Station ten years ago to bring people together who have had bad experiences in the community due to their behavioral challenges. It's where they can be themselves with no judgment, but because of COVID-19 they can no longer participate in person.

Jessamine County students showcasing their talent on social media

Around this time of year, students are preparing for their spring concerts and tons of other talent showcases but because of the COVID-19 pandemic families are stuck at home. That's how the idea of a concert on the porch was born.

How to protect your furry family members during the COVID-19 pandemic

Although there's only been one animal that has tested positive for coronavirus, pet owners should still be aware of what they can do to prevent their fur babies from catching the virus.

PCSO asking for donations to help during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is causing people to cancel summer plans including the annual pride festival in downtown Lexington. Although, the Pride Community Services Organization says they do not plan to cancel, just postpone until the community is safe and healthy.

UK nursing student speaks about experience inside the hospital

A glimpse inside the front lines of the coronavirus battle through the eyes of a UK nursing student.

Virtual Easter egg hunt in Lexington

Easter is right around the corner but because of the Coronavirus pandemic, people can't gather together with friends and family.

Lexington man helping foster kids by donating luggage to agency

While the nation is going through the coronavirus pandemic some are still thinking of others.

A long line of cars show up to drive-up testing at Bluegrass Extended Care

After a successful first day of drive-up tests, last Friday at the Bluegrass Extended Care, the clinic wanted to offer them again.

Birdsong Quilting, Embroidery, and Crafts sewing masks for medical professionals

With COVID-19 continuing to hit Kentucky and the rest of the nation, medical supplies are severely lacking.

Closings due to Coronavirus impacting small businesses

After Governor Andy Beshear closed all non-essential retail Monday, small businesses are concerned about their future.