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Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny joined ABC 36 News in June of 2001 as a General Assignment Reporter. A native of Peoria, Illinois, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Western Illinois University. He currently anchors ABC 36 News at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm. Tom has more than three decades of experience in broadcast journalism. He is the only broadcast journalist in Lexington television history to be honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award. Tom was recognized for reporting on a story that gave a rare glimpse inside the secretive world of the Federal Witness Protection Program. He has won an Emmy Award for anchoring and another for investigative reporting, exposing the deceit and potential danger of online diploma mills. Tom has ten other Emmy nominations to his credit for investigative and feature reporting. He has won Associated Press Awards for reporting and anchoring. He has won two Addy Awards for excellence in promotional writing. Tom was the first broadcast journalist in Lexington TV history to be awarded the Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It is one of the highest honors given by NATAS. It recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25-years or more. Tom was honored for more than his longevity, he was recognized for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting high standards of achievement. He was also recognized for giving back to the community as a mentor, educator and volunteer. Tom also has network broadcast experience in radio and television having worked as a sports reporter for ESPN, Sportschannel, NBC Sports and the Breeders’ Cup. He was also the studio host and halftime producer for CBS Radio Sports’ College Football Game of the Week and covered the NFL for One-On-One Radio Sports. Prior to joining WTVQ-TV, Tom was Vice-President of the Houston Astros Minor League baseball team in Lexington. He was part of the original management team that brought professional baseball back to the Bluegrass after a nearly 50-year absence. Tom has lived in Lexington since 1984. In that time, he has been heavily involved with dozens of charity and civic groups, with a special emphasis on helping Veterans. He can be reached at tkenny@wtvq.com. You can also follow Tom on Facebook www.facebook.com/TomKennyABC and Twitter @TomKennyNews. Just click on the links at the top of the page.

FCPS seeks AG opinion on board chair’s potential conflict of interest

Fayette County Public Schools wants to know if board chair Tyler Murphy now has a conflict of interest after being elected to a national teachers group's board of directors.

Former Basketball Cat Terrence Clarke killed in car crash

The 19-year old declared for the NBA Draft last month after an injury plagued freshman season.

Northbound travel on Brent Spence Bridge down to one lane

Travel will be down to one lane on the bridge through the weekend, according to the state.

KSP: Mother shoots son during fight in Hart County

KSP says no one was initially charged in the shooting as the investigation continues.

Historic score to open the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous earned the best score since 2009 on opening day of the event at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Dog found stuffed in bag after being thrown off bridge into creek

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Scott County Animal Care & Control at 502-863-7897.

Accused drug dealer arrested hours after officer saved overdose victim

Phillip Burgin faces a series of drug and other charges following his arrest in Prestonsburg, according to police.

Behind production of a top-selling bourbon, push to go green

Beam Suntory, wants to cut its company-wide greenhouse gas emissions and water usage in half by 2030.

UPDATE: Former juvenile justice commissioner appeals termination

The Courier Journal reports LaShana Harris disputed findings that led to her firing, claiming she was subjected to “misogynoir,” a term used to describe prejudice or hostility aimed at Black women.

Mayor declares Thursday Blue White Day in Lexington

The proclamation recognizes the UK volleyball program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Final Four.

Buffalo on the loose in Lexington

A neighbor told police the buffalo broke through a fence on Jacks Creek Pike around 6:20 p.m.

Missing Nashville man found shot to death on I-65 near Bowling Green

32-year old Patrick Jamal Washington was found dead in a grassy area along I-65 in Warren County, according to investigators.

Despite increase in COVID-19 cases, Fayette County to continue in-person instruction

Due to an increase in coronavirus cases, Fayette County has moved back into 'orange' on the FCPS In-Person Learning Matrix.

3 Ohio men killed, 3 others injured in crash near Williamstown

The rollover crash happened Monday night on I-75 in Grant County.

Woman accused of being under the influence, walking in middle of highway

Georgia Osborne, of Somerset, is accused of giving false identifying information to the arresting deputy in Laurel County.

Man arrested after two-county chase that ended in Lexington

Donny Curtis faces more than a half-dozen charges, according to the Bourbon County Detention Center website.

Beshear challenges law shifting fair board appointment power

Gov. Beshear has asked a judge to strike down a Republican-backed law that eroded his appointment authority over the state fair board.

Elkhorn City man killed in crash in Pike County

42-year old Jason Spangler died Saturday when the pickup truck he was driving went off the road and over an embankment, according to KSP.

Report: UK professor dies from accidental fall in her home

Dr. Susan Odom was found in her home by a co-worker on Sunday, according to the Kentucky Kernel.

Search on for missing man from Pulaski County

62-year old Dana Watkins has been missing since April 16, according to deputies.