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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.

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.

The 11th Annual 2020 Horseshoeing Classic takes place at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School

Horseshoeing is an art that may seem small but competitors from around the world are in Richmond at the Kentucky Horseshoeing School proving it's a difficult and also an important job.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Tips for driving in snow & ice

Salt truck drivers continue to try to prepare for any slick spots on the roads for your morning commute as the winter weather continues.

Memorial service for Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna

Thousands are expected to be in attendance at a memorial service for NBA great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

Badges of Honor: Tattoo project helps veterans open up about trauma

Tattoos are not only for looks; they can also help people find a way to work through trauma.

Push for better student nutrition in Kentucky

The Kentucky School Nutrition Association discussed legislative problems involving school nutrition programs.

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy. The youth organization filed a court document in Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday. The announcement comes as the organization faces hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits 

Presidents’ Day at the Mary Todd Lincoln House

Many Americans are off in honor of Presidents' Day. The federal holiday takes place on the third Monday in February.

Salt crews working to keep the roads safe

The city of Lexington worked hard overnight to make sure you stay safe during your commute today.

Man sent to hospital in overnight crash

An overnight crash sends a man to the hospital with possible life-threatening injuries.

National School Choice Week at the State Capitol

At 10 a.m. on Monday at the State Capitol schools and organizations will be celebrating the importance of options in K through 12 education.

SB8: Bill to arm school officers on shooting anniversary

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Statewide a bill making its way to the Senate would require police officers at Kentucky schools to carry guns. Senate bill...

Mayor Gorton to announce paper recycling program

After being closed for part of this month, Lexington's Recycle Center is back open and now Mayor Linda Gorton is going to announce the community's next step program for paper recycling. 

Freeze for Freedom 5k to bring awareness to human trafficking

It's Human Trafficking Prevention Awareness Month and Unshackled by Love Ministries invites the community of Lexington to their Freeze for Freedom 5k run and 1-mile walk on Saturday.