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Monday, July 26, 2021

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.

Event venue adapts to latest COVID restriction on weddings

Imagine just days before your wedding having to tell your guests they can't come to the party.

KY National Guard helps nursing home in Lexington

When you hear that the Kentucky National Guard has been called out, a nursing home is not the place you'd expect soldiers to be but that's what's happening across the state as 50 guard members are helping protect our most vulnerable to the coronavirus in long-term care facilities.

Pharmacies react to Amazon joining the industry

Some call Amazon the boogeyman of retail and as we reported Tuesday the company is now stalking pharmacies.

ABC 36 members participate in Firearms Training Simulator

With so much focus right now on race and policing you may be wondering how police are trained.

Kamala Harris inspires young Black girls

Young girls around the country are feeling inspired right now watching President-elect Joe Biden's team prepare for inauguration.

Anita Franklin’s legacy continues with her son, Ricardo

Franklin's passing didn't just leave a hole in the community but also at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office where she had recently started working after a long career in nursing.

How those in need can get a Thanksgiving meal

With surging coronavirus cases and a plea from the governor to avoid Thanksgiving gatherings, how will people in need get a holiday meal?

Lexington holiday shops make additional COVID adjustments

The holiday season is upon us. People have already started putting their Christmas trees up and are already starting to holiday shop.

UK students talk election results, hopes for next four years

Days later people across the world are still reacting to President-elect Joe Biden's projected victory.

How the presidential election affects the stock market

The election results are dragging on and the stock market is up and down, raising concerns about investments.

UPDATE: Republicans expand supermajority in Legislature

State Democrats had hopes of winning some seats in suburban Kentucky areas. Instead, Republicans flipped ten seats Tuesday night adding to their super-majority in the state legislature.

Senator McConnell hosts final rally ahead of Election Day

Senator McConnell met with several dozens of supporters at Gaffney Farm in Versailles.

KY counties in the red try to slow spread of COVID-19

"I think people genuinely are taking care of themselves, trying to be as mindful as they can but I do think there's a desire for people to still live their life," says Jessamine County Judge Executive David West.

Secretary of State says Fayette County needs to get out and vote early

We are just a few days away from the 2020 General Election and Kentucky's top election official was in Lexington Friday. 

Old and young poll workers talk about why they do it

Not until the pandemic did we classify poll worker as a risky position and since most workers are older and more susceptible to getting COVID-19, the state asked for younger volunteers.

Mayor addresses concerns people have with University of Somerset plans

People reading the website worried about the university's inclusiveness.

Lexington program tries to get to the root of teen gun violence

We talked with the city about a program designed to get to the root of the problem of kids killing kids.

Lexington YMCA hosts “Trunk or Treat”

The YMCA usually hosts a fall festival inside but says something outdoors was needed to keep everyone safe and distanced.

Annual charity ride raises money for veterans in need

It was the third annual Veterans Charity Ride put on by the Rolling Thunder Chapter 5, a non-profit in Lexington supporting veterans.

Dozens march downtown Nicholasville for ‘Back the Blue’ walk

In an effort to show support to law enforcement a group marched marched through downtown Saturday night.