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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.

Central KY Salvation Army needs help to meet holiday need

The Salvation Army says it's worried it'll be harder to raise money this winter for people who need help even more right now because of coronavirus.

What Mitch McConnell must weigh in SCOTUS decision

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to call a vote for President Trump's upcoming nominee.

Restaurants react to extended curfew; restaurant association says it’s not enough

"We're so excited to have that extra hour of service," says Carson's manager Cassidy Moore.

Educators respond to governor’s office no longer giving recommendations

Districts and educators are reacting to the governor's announcement Monday that his office will no longer be giving out recommendations for schools come September 28th.

Keeping Marco Shemwell’s legacy alive on 2nd anniversary

It's a difficult day for the Shemwell family but they say it's important they keep up their little boy's legacy.

Six-year-old Georgetown boy gives popsicles to first responders

Taytum Ray Hardin says he got the idea from Lexington police officers.

KY Peace Officers: Fayette Co. Public Schools assignment “targets police”

The Kentucky Peace Officers' Association says the question on a fifth-grade assignment "targets police".

Eviction plan isn’t enough for landlords or tenants

When evictions resumed last week the state and Lexington both released plans to keep people healthy at home while keeping landlords in business.

Mail delays affecting local online business

The new postmaster says removing sorting machines and other cost-cutting isn't slowing down mail.

FCPS first day of school: pandemic edition

You probably didn't see so many school buses, crowded playgrounds, or other hallmarks of the first day back because over 40,000 students in Lexington started the academic year online.

How contact tracing works

When someone tests positive for an infectious disease like COVID, a contact tracer basically becomes an investigator.

Protecting students learning online from hackers

With so many students of all ages taking online classes, cyber security experts are raising red flags about the potential for hackers and malicious online actors targeting kids.

Lexington bar feels COVID-19 restrictions unfairly target bars and restaurants

Many Lexington bars and restaurants were hoping with students back on campus their business would bounce back.

Bus driver talks safety concerns, safety measures district’s taking

Bus drivers are dedicated to their district and the precious cargo they're responsible for but because of the pandemic there are limits.

Sewing machine sales surge during pandemic

The news has been filled with stories of businesses crippled financially by the coronavirus outbreak but a few industries have seen just the opposite impact.

Hotel industry worried about UK football plans, Keeneland and more

Will UK football play this fall? It's what everyone wants to know.

Election negotiations underway between governor and secretary of state

The governor's office is responding to the secretary of state's new plan for a November election once again in the midst of a pandemic.

Buyers facing unique challenges in current housing market

If you're trying to buy a house right now during the pandemic, good luck.

LPD: Woman sent to hospital after car flips

Police tell ABC 36 they suspect the woman was driving under the influence when she hit two parked cars and flipped her own car.

‘Stuff the Bus’ donation drive gives school supplies to families in need

The Salvation Army is hosting it's 'Stuff the Bus' school donation drive this weekend, helping families in need.