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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!

Heavy rain and thunderstorms, flooding possible

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will pick up late tonight and throughout Sunday. During the morning rain will mainly be farther north and near I-64....

Rural medical clinics added to list to distribute COVID-19 vaccines

More Kentucky clinics can distribute coronavirus vaccines, making it easier for people in rural communities to get them.

Remove ice and snow from cars before you hit the roads

It's important to drive slowly after winter storms, but it's just as important to move slowly before you get in your car.

Laurel County man missing

Laurel County, Ky. (WTVQ) - Laurel County man, Andrew Cobb, age 33, was reported missing on Wednesday at12:50 PM. The Sheriff department said he was...

Road crews working non-stop as another winter storm moves in

Kentucky is preparing for its third winter storm in about a week.

Family without power for days, unsure when it will be restored

At the height of the storm, more than 145,000 people were without power Monday evening.

Weather causes changes to trash pick up in Mount Sterling

The winter weather has also disrupted trash pick up in Mount Sterling.

Gov. Beshear reports COVID positivity rate below 7%, again

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Governor Andy Beshear reported on Saturday that the COVID-19 positivity rate is 6.87 percent. There were 769 new cases. Currently 1,059...

Hardware stores work to keep supplies stocked ahead of ice storm

Stores were busy Tuesday as people stocked up on supplies in case of power outages and impossible travel.

Maceo man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

Homer Ray Stites, 63, was arrested and charged by The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch for child sexual abuse material. 

Girl Scout Cookies have arrived

Have you ordered your girl scout cookies yet? Sales started in January and the cookies are in. 

Local leaders consider new options for yard waste disposal

The Lexington-Fayette County Urban Council said money is being wasted on its current program that turns yard waste into mulch.

What to do if you don’t receive your stimulus check

Have you received your second stimulus check yet? The IRS has until January 15 to get your check to you, but what if it doesn't arrive? A Lexington financial expert weighs in.

Weather to blame for high energy bills, tips to help

Recently, social media has been blowing up with people upset over their energy bills. Some said it doubled in December. Some were concerned over a possible rate increase

Electrical house fire causes family to find another place to stay

An electrical fire left a family finding another place to stay Saturday evening, according to Nicholasville Fire department. 

Fayette County Schools remains virtual through most of January

Students in Fayette County aren't going to be returning to the classroom anytime soon. The school board decided Tuesday evening for about the next two weeks class, will remain virtual.

Floyd County Schools to continue online learning only in January

The decision to continue online learning only is due to the county's high coronavirus positivity rate, according to the district.

New Year’s Eve looking different for restaurants and bars

Restaurants and bars are gearing up for what's supposed to be one of their biggest nights of the year. This year, both won't have anyone ringing in the new year with them when the clock strikes midnight.

Ky. professors see increase in aerospace as projects head to the stars

"We are building a Lunar mission right now in Morehead, and that is absolutely crazy when you think about it," said Morehead State University Mechanical Engineering Professor Dirk Grupe.

Five-year-old boy left blind after drive-by shooting

A family friend said a little boy is blind for life after a Lexington shooting on Monday. His mother, also shot.