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Friday, July 23, 2021

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith joins ABC 36 as a meteorologist and reporter. Chelsea grew up on the south side of Indianapolis. Her love for weather, especially Midwest weather, started with overcoming her childhood fear of thunderstorms. Chelsea graduated from Ball State University in 2017 where she earned her degree in meteorology. As part of a BSU class she chased storms all across the Great Plains and chased tornadoes in Eastern Colorado. She recently moved from Quincy, IL where she was the weekend meteorologist and reporter for WGEM for three years. She has forecasted and covered pretty much all types of Midwest Weather from thunderstorms and tornado outbreaks, blizzards and ice storms, to droughts and historic floods. When Chelsea is not forecasting, she is most likely spending time with her family and her yorkie! She is so excited for be forecasting for Central and Eastern Kentucky!

Spotlight on Lexington based Bluegrass band at Master Musicians Festival

This weekend a group of Lexington-based musicians will have a huge spotlight on them as they headline a two-day summer festival in Kentucky

Kentucky’s Governor’s School for the Arts helps inspire young artists

After being virtual last year because of COVID, The Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) is back in person.

Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program helps prepare high school seniors for their futures

Getting a glimpse into their future. High achievers from across the state are taking part in the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program (GSP) for high school seniors.

UPDATE: Health department reopens commissioner search; doc doesn’t accept job

After a months-long search, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has offered position to doctor.

A potential FTA impacts between the US and the UK on Kentucky’s agriculture community

The Kentucky agriculture council met with members of the British Embassy to talk about the potential free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom, which would impact some of Kentucky's signature industries.

Severe thunderstorms cause damage across Central and Eastern Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)  - Strong and severe thunderstorms produced strong winds that took down many trees across Central and Eastern Kentucky. After a week of...

Kentucky FFA members being recognized after a tough year due to COVID

The hard work of Kentucky's Future Farmers of America (FFA) members is being recognized at the state level.

Lexington firefighters reminding you should never leave children and pets in hot cars

When the temperature goes up, so does the danger of children left in hot cars.

Volunteers work on improving facility for homeless female veterans

Serving those who have served our country, is the purpose of a facility in Winchester.

Lexington high school quiz bowl teams compete for national title

Next weekend, two teams from Dunbar High School in Lexington qualified and will compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournament.

Graduating at the top of their class during a pandemic

It was hard work from valedictorians and salutatorians who earned those distinctions during the pandemic.

Dispute over Scott County landfill

A big dispute between Scott County and Fayette and some other surrounding counties over Scott County's landfill could have a big financial impact down the line.

Public hearing for proposal about improving travel on major Lexington road

Changes have been in the works for one of Lexington's busiest roads as part of the "Imagine Lexington" comprehensive plan.

Big Springs Road in Owsley County to be closed

Starting Thursday, May 13 Big Springs Road in Owsley County near the KY 30 intersection will be closed.

Signs of normalcy as more people return to gyms

Workout gyms are getting back in shape themselves.

Beef demand is up, cattle farmers still taking a hit

Beef demand is up, cattle farmers still taking a hit

Answer to vaccine hesitancy is local health providers

A new poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky shows there's a fair amount of Kentuckians still hesitant to get the shot.

Madison Central High School dance team wins NDA National Championship

When COVID hit, the Madison Central High School Dance Team didn't let anything slow them down.

Low-head dam public safety awareness month

This month is "Low-Head Dam Public Safety Awareness Month."

Recognizing 911 dispatchers for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, honoring those who don't always receive recognition, dispatchers.