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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.

UPDATE: All roads reopen following freak car crash in Lexington

All roads reopened shortly after 9:00 p.m.

Governor to skip Kentucky’s Fancy Farm picnic

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman also will skip the event.

Keeneland dismisses race starter Scott Jordan

Scott Jordan had been the starter since 2019.

10 injured in explosion at Paducah Dippin’ Dot facility

Paducah Police say a truck was unloading liquid nitrogen when the explosion took place.

Motorcyclist badly injured in crash that snarled rush hour traffic

The accident happened on the outer loop of New Circle Road between Georgetown Road and Leestown Road.

School officials receive death threats over cemetery move in Clay County

Kentucky State Police are investigating death threats against the school superintendent and board of education chairman, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Body of missing kayaker found in lake

Kenneth Robertson of Hardin County was found dead in Freeman Lake in about 20 feet of water, according to investigators.

Man accused of shooting at house arrested in Floyd County

Deputies says Tannon Keathley was caught on a security camera firing a shot at a house.

Former federal prison employee, inmate plead guilty in bribery case

Hank Williams admits he accepted bribes from inmates in exchange for contraband such as drugs and cell phones, according to federal court documents.

Search on for man charged in senior exploitation case

Lawrence Greer, of Clay, is accused of using some of his step-mother's money for his own personal use as her Power of Attorney, according to investigators.

UPDATE: Injured officer maybe able to return home by July 23

Lexington Police Officer Dawn Miller was badly injured when a wrong-way driver collided with her car in April.

U.S. 119 in Bell County reopens after crash, one person taken to hospital

One person was taken to the hospital in Middlesboro, according to Bell County Dispatch.

Two men face weapons charges after shots fired from car in Lexington

Lexington Police say the shots were fired on Redd Road just before 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

Travel Advisory: Temporary road closure in Versailles

A charity event for cancer patients is scheduled through 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

UPDATE: Grounded riverboat in Kentucky free after more than a week

American Jazz, with 120 passengers and 54 crew members, became stuck on a sandbar last week in Lake Barkley.

UPDATE: Diver who drowned once hailed as hero for saving family from fire

When Jaxxyn Wood was 12-years old, he saved his family from a house fire in Danville.

Pharmacist admits to stealing drugs at work for his own use

Daniel Justin worked as a "floater" pharmacist at CVS stores in central Kentucky, according to federal court documents.

UPDATE: Lindenhurst shooting leaves one dead, one injured

The shootings happened in the 2500 block of Lindenhurst Loop, according to Lexington Police.

LPD: Driver returns to scene of hit-and-run involving pedestrian

Lexington Police say the pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

KSP: Driver of stolen motorcycle dies after crashing during police chase

The victim was identified as 34-year old Kristopher M. Burden, of Leitchfield, according to KSP.