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Sunday, May 9, 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!

Rain for Mother’s Day weekend

A warm front lifting north will pick up rain chances throughout this evening.

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.

Plant trees with “Reforest the Bluegrass”

You can help plant trees in Lexington with "Reforest the Bluegrass" and this year, you can take part in two ways.

Colchester Drive shooting is Lexington’s 2nd homicide in two days

Lexington Police are investigating the city's 11th homicide of 2021 and the second in two days. 

Online farmers market now available for delivery for Lexington area

An online farmers market is now up and running for the Lexington Area.

UK security cameras aid in arrest

Cameras are used all the time to look back and help solve crimes, but they're also increasingly being used to help prevent crimes.

UK helping students and farmers with ‘Farm to Fork’ program

Something happens every Wednesday at the University of Kentucky that helps students and area farmers. 

Difference between seasonal allergies and COVID-19 symptoms

Spring allergy season is underway, and there's an additional problem this year. Several symptoms for allergy sufferers are the same as Coronavirus. So what do you do?

The Campus Kitchen grand reopening at UK

There was a grand reopening Wednesday at a popular place on the University of Kentucky campus.

“Stop Asian Hate” rally at UK

More than a hundred people came together today at the University of Kentucky for a "Stop Asian Hate" rally.

Tips on planting flowers during early spring

Every year, the cold of winter melts away, and spring brings a new beginning, and a colorful part of that is blooming flowers. There are do's and don'ts this time of year with planting.

Brood X Cicadas emerging this spring in parts of Kentucky

Brood X Cicadas emerging this spring in parts of Kentucky

Kentuckians make their voices heard with art at the Capitol

The event was organized by 'Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.'

Coalition appeals to state lawmakers’ sweet tooth to improve roads

The Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition wants the state to spend more money to improve roads and bridges.

Estill County in response mode against flooding

Riddell said it was a snowball effect from last month's rounds of winter storms and the rain this past weekend.

Powell county residents cleaning up after flood

Clay City residents are left cleaning up, after the Red River reached levels they haven't seen in over 40 years.