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Friday, September 17, 2021

Maddie McQueen

Maddie McQueen is a Lexington native who joined the ABC 36 News Team as an MMJ in June 2021. She studied journalism and sociology at the University of Georgia in Athens. She grew up with a love for theater which turned into a passion for storytelling. She interned with ABC 36 in 2019 getting hands-on experience and training. When Maddie isn't covering central Kentucky news, she enjoys being outside hiking or kayaking, spending time with friends exploring the city, and watching binge-worthy shows on Netflix. During football season, you can find her yelling "Go Dawgs!" and proudly sporting her red and black in a sea of blue and white. She is thrilled to be back in the Bluegrass telling the stories of people in her home state and she wants to hear from you! Send her a message on Facebook @MaddieMcQueenTV or Twitter @mcqueen_maddie with any story ideas or shoot her an email at mmcqueen@wtvq.com.

Yard sale fundraises to help end Alzheimer’s

Always Best Care held a yard sale fundraiser where all proceeds went to Walk to End Alzheimer's.

East End rallies together to help put an end to violence

A neighborhood meeting for Lexington's East End took place Tuesday to brainstorm solutions for preventing violence in the area.

Filly survives racetrack escape and barn fire

2-year-old filly Bold and Bossy defied the odds by coming out of an eventful weekend relatively unscathed.

Boy blinded in drive-by shooting celebrated with back-to-school bash

5-year-old Malakai Roberts had a back-to-school bash in his honor on Sunday at Castlewood Park.

Battle of the Bluegrass holds first outdoor car show

Battle of the Bluegrass held an outdoor, all-inclusive car show Saturday in Lexington.

“A horrific accident”: family dog attacks 11-year-old

A pitbull attacked a family member wrongly thinking the boy was an intruder.

Senator Mitch McConnell addresses hot topics

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce regarding the crisis in Afghanistan and rising coronavirus cases.

Eastern Kentucky University provides free textbooks for students

Undergraduate students at EKU received all course materials, including textbooks, for free.

ONE Lexington partnering with community

Devine Carama is working on creating more community partnerships with established youth programs and ONE Lexington.

Hospital employees protest mandatory vaccines

A group of Baptist Health Lexington employees gathered to protest a mandate from the hospital that requires them to get vaccinated or lose their job.

Students braving rain and pandemic during college move-in

UK students move into dorms during rain and coronavirus surge.

Lexington priest releases sequel motivational book

Father Jim Sichko released "Encountering God" as a sequel to his first book.

“It’s very likely there will be future attacks”: Taliban controls Afghanistan

The Taliban controls Afghanistan and U.S. veterans and congressmen predict resurgent terrorist groups could arise.

Local business closes, says “we’ve run out of steam”

The Burley Market and Cafe in Cynthiana closed Saturday after experiencing long-term impacts from the pandemic.

Agreement signed to protect area from flooding in Pike County

The agreement was signed to flood proof the City of Coal Run.

Lightning blamed for fire that damaged townhomes in Lexington

The fire began Tuesday afternoon on Zoeller Court.

Special committee mostly lauds current tax rates on pari-mutuel profits

The Pari-Mutuel Wagering Taxation Task Force is scheduled to meet monthly before presenting its findings and recommendations to the LRC by Dec. 1, 2021.

Good Samaritan helps rescue fallen teenager at Natural Bridge

A 15-year-old girl slipped off Hood's Branch Trail at Natural Bridge State Resort Park and the full rescue took 5 hours.

Infinite Table campaign exceeds fundraising goal

Lexington Theological Seminary raised $4.8 million in its Infinite Table campaign.

Neighborhood reaches new heights with rides in hot air balloon

The Pinnacle community in Lexington was able to enjoy tethered rides in the Re/Max hot air balloon.