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Wednesday, May 12, 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.

First Habitat for Humanity home built in Paris in ten years

The pandemic has really shown us how important something so simple is home.

Family of Waco man shot and killed want answers

The grieving family of a Madison County homicide victim said goodbye at his funeral Wednesday, while also calling for justice.

College students struggle to find internships in midst of pandemic

The pandemic has affected just about everyone and everything and that includes internships for college students.

How hybrid learning is going for Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County Schools is going into its fourth week of being hybrid, a mixture of in-person and virtual learning, with two days in school and the other three online at home. 

Parents with special needs students talk about FCPS’s targeted services plan

When Fayette County Public Schools rolls out its targeted services plan next week kids with specific needs will be able to re-enter classrooms.

Animal shelter raising money to buy HVAC system

The Jessamine County Animal Shelter is currently raising money to pay AirPro Heating and Cooling to supply electric heating and air conditioning to the shelter.

Food organizations respond to federal aid boxes including letter from President

President Trump's use of tax dollars to promote himself through letters included in federal food aid boxes has ruffled some feathers.

UPDATE: One suspect sought in fatal Richmond shooting

Shooting apparently occurred during burglary.

Richmond and Lexington city employees in quarantine after positive case

The coronavirus is forcing entire departments in some cities to quarantine.

Teen finishes second master’s degree, one at Univ. of the Cumberlands

A South Carolina teen recently completed his master's degree at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg.

Facebook support group for Kentuckians dealing with unemployment

Since June, the state says it has spent nearly $17-million in CARES Act money on outside help to process an unprecedented number of coronavirus-related unemployment claims.

Lincoln Co. golfer’s season cut short after teacher gets COVID-19

A Lincoln County High School golfer had to miss the regional tournament because she had to quarantine when a teacher in the high school tested positive on the first day of in-person classes.

Father Sichko to deliver hundreds of supplies to Hurricane Laura victims

Kentuckians and people from across the country responded quickly after Father Sichko promised to deliver household items donated through Amazon.

Group of students want police out of Fayette County schools

A group of Fayette County public school students want police out of their schools.

Alleged racial slur yelled at middle school girls’ basketball player

The Bourbon County school district is investigating a claim that a middle school girls' basketball player yelled a racial slur to an opposing player.

More than 100 Lincoln County students quarantined

More than 100 students are quarantined districtwide in Lincoln County and two high school staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Parents react to Fayette County Public Schools’ plans

Parents want the school district to give them a choice to remain virtual or return to in-person.

UK investigating 9 reports of student parties on ‘Caturday’

UK says it received nine complaints of large student gatherings where masks weren't worn and social distancing wasn't practiced during Kentucky's opening season football game Saturday afternoon.

CDC order isn’t saving everyone from eviction

Emily Brockman is a single mother with a 5-month-old, unemployed, with no clue where she's going to go Sunday - the day she has to be out of her apartment.

Louisville & Lexington mayors make “calls for calm”; Guard supporting police

Prior to the news of Breonna Taylor's case, Louisville and Lexington's mayors asked their cities to remain calm and respond in a peaceful, lawful manner.