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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Bobbi McSwine

Bobbi McSwine joined the ABC 36 News Team in March 2020. She started as a Web Content Producer in November 2019. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, known to many as the “Windy City.” She studied journalism at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. While in school, she had a number of internships ranging from Free Spirit Media, ABC 7 Chicago and Illinois Public Media. She fell in love with writing in high school and paired that with a newfound passion for storytelling in college. She misses her hometown, but she loves the horses and rich history in Lexington. When she’s not working, she’s probably listening to music or binge-watching Netflix. She’s always looking to get to know more people in Central Kentucky, so feel free to shoot her a message on Facebook @BobbiWTVQ, follow her on Twitter @McSwineB_News, or send her an email at bmcswine@wtvq.com.

Local paint company’s sales skyrocket

A Stanford-based paint company, DecoArt, says it's seeing a dramatic increase in sales.

“My students saved my life.” Harrison County teacher turns adversity into passion.

A Harrison Co. teacher says his students saved him from himself after years of not believing he was good enough to succeed.

Customers rave about Critchfield’s chicken – an old, favorite recipe in Lexington

Though the recipe has changed hands over the years, viewers tell WTVQ the chicken at Critchfield Meats is still perfect.

Trans women speak out about President Joe Biden’s cabinet pick

Activists in Lexington say Biden’s pick of Dr. Rachel Levine, a trans woman, for Assistant Secretary of Health is an historic moment.

AppHarvest rolls out first batch of tomatoes

Eastern Kentucky Ag Tech company AppHarvest puts out its first batch of tomatoes.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Freedom March’ in Lexington

Hundreds of people sang and celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. during the annual Freedom March Monday.

Clark County teachers react to vaccination schedule

Educators in Clark County react to the new vaccine timeline.

Some near KY Capitol express concern with security as inauguration nears

Some people who live near the capitol say they are concerned about security measures.

FCPS superintendent search begins, community members weigh in

FCPS community members weigh in on the superintendent search.

What would you do with lottery winnings? Some Lexingtonians answer.

Have you seen the latest lottery numbers? We asked some Lexingtonians what they would do with the winnings if they couldn't spend it on themselves or their family.

KY jailer concerned over proposed budget cuts, policy expert weighs in

Beshear proposed his budget last week, which includes a 40-million dollar cut to jails' budgets. One jailer is concerned.

KY sees third-highest day for new COVID-19 cases; New vaccine roll-out goal

Beshear said Kentucky is seeing a “real significant increase” of COVID-19 cases.

Increased police presence at Kentucky Capitol Thursday

There was an increased police presence in Kentucky’s capitol Thursday - one day after the violence in Washington D.C.

UPDATE: Four people charged in death of Franklin County man in 2019

A juvenile, two teenagers and a 37-year old man are charged with murder in the death of 73-year old Ronald Thornton, according to KSP.

UK political professor talks KY General Assembly power grab

Dr. Stephen Voss talks about Republican lawmakers' plans for now and potentially the future and the impact it's having.

KY Republican lawmakers focus on executive powers during 1st day of session

Republican lawmakers made it clear limiting the governor's executive powers in a state emergency is a priority this session.

Lexington mother rattled after baby nearly hit in NYE shooting

It was a frightening start to the year for a Lexington family as shots were fired into their home.

Rapid COVID-19 test seemingly wrong three times

A Mt. Sterling woman shares her story of receiving 3 false negative rapid COVID-19 test results.

Lexington homeless shelter battling cold weather & COVID

The Catholic Action Center says since March, its had to turn people away, but now it's even tougher.

Saturday’s Cats v Cards game attracts less Lexington bar traffic than usual

Lexington bars get less foot traffic even during the big UK versus UL game Saturday.