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Friday, August 7, 2020

Christy Bollinger

Christy Bollinger joined the ABC 36 news team as a reporter in March 2018. Christy comes from a little western Kentucky town called Cadiz. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in May 2017 with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Criminology. Christy is thrilled to be working at her dream job in her home state. She is passionate about storytelling and you can see her weekdays on ABC 36 News at 5 and 6 p.m. She's covered everything from visits from the sitting president and vice president, to high-profile murder cases. When not chasing stories, Christy loves nothing more than being at the beach and says life is just better with sand between your toes and waves crashing at your feet. She is also a big animal lover. She's a fur momma and her mini-Australian Shepherd, Milly, standard Australian Shepherd, Bennie, and her Maine Coon, Cheeto, are the loves of her life. Christy encourages you to send her any story ideas you may have. Find her on Facebook at Christy Bollinger ABC 36, tweet her @ChristyB_news, or email her at CBollinger@wtvq.com.

General election plan in the works; county clerks say they need it now

A presidential election, a big senate race and a number of local and state legislative races - Kentuckians have plenty of reasons to know how they are going to vote in November.

COVID-19 impacts foster and kinship care

A child welfare forum this week shed some light on issues facing foster and kinship care.

US-127 Yard Sale kicks off Thursday

In Kentucky, most of the vendors are already set up and have been for the last few days.

Harrison County Schools try tackling the digital divide

Almost 36% of Harrison County homes don't have internet service, according to the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky.

KY jury trials can resume Aug. 1; courtrooms will look different

For the past four months many court proceedings in Kentucky have been put on hold by the coronavirus, creating a huge back log.

KY teachers give advice on NTI

As more Kentucky school districts vote to start the school year online, some parents and students are concerned they'll miss key pieces of their education.

Kentucky teachers express concerns about school plans

Kids safe in school is what everyone is after but some teachers are asking what about us?

Two Kentucky teachers launch online tutoring service

Two Kentucky teachers have started the Virtual Teaching Institute, a preK through 12 online tutoring service.

People in Lexington remember John Lewis

"He lived a very good, long life and I think that in many ways is perhaps the best revenge against the segregationists," says UK Historian Nikki Brown.

Interest in private schools is up

Head of Lexington Montessori School RandiLynn Tucker says interest in her school has doubled since last summer.

Bourbon Co. business helps to keep kids safe in school with desk shields

The desk shields are laser-cut, lightweight and customizable to fit any desk. Assembly takes less than five minutes.

Adoptions during a pandemic

Adopting a child is a beautiful and difficult process that's been made that much more difficult during this pandemic, according to adoption agencies.

Growing number of kids getting COVID-19

On Sunday there were 30 new coronavirus cases in children five and younger in Kentucky.

UPDATE: Petition to change Boyle County High School’s “rebel” mascot garners support

A petition we've been talking about this week to change the Boyle County High School mascot is gaining some standing with almost 200 signatures in just a few days.

Lexington-area black faith leaders talk about racial injustice

Faith leaders say the fight for racial justice is long from being over and they're not going anywhere.

Fence going up around governor’s mansion in Frankfort

The governor's office says State Police requested the fence after a May rally when armed protesters marched up to the mansion's front door.

Winchester family-owned restaurant needs financial relief

The Somersall family has two locations in Mt. Sterling and Winchester. But owner Rawle Somersall says coronavirus capacity restrictions forced him to close in Mt. Sterling.

Danville church raises money to relocate Confederate statue

The church announced in October the statue would be moved to Bellevue Cemetery - where the captain is buried - saying the statue was affecting the church's ability to serve the community.

Homeschooling in KY becoming more popular

"It's literally kind of flipping everything upside down at this point trying to decide what we're going to do," says mother Cailtin Tudor.

Record number of Kentucky officers retiring

The Fraternal Order of Police blames it on the national climate, which the Lexington FOP president describes as "attacking and demonizing the police".