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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.

Pineville man accused of raping preschooler

43-year old Jason Hickman was arrested in Bell County on Monday on a KSP warrant, according to WRIL Radio.

Fayette County to announce Tuesday if students will return to classroom Feb. 8

Whenever students return to the classroom, the school district say it will happen in stages, beginning with kindergarten through second grade.

Kentucky and Florida tied after opening day of blood donation battle

Kentucky and Florida each had 243 donors to begin the 13th annual Big Blue Slam.

Congressman Barr to serve on House Foreign Affairs Committee

Rep. Barr's selection is expected to be ratified at the next Republican Conference meeting.

Floyd County Public Schools to continue online learning only for now

The board of education plans to reevaluate the situation at its next board meeting in late February.

McLean County man arrested in connection to U.S. Capitol breach

22-year-old Jordan Revlett was accused of unlawful entry on restricted grounds and violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to media reports.

UPDATE: Searchers haven’t given up on finding missing Lee County man

Shawn Little went missing the day after Christmas, according to Lee County Emergency Management.

In-person classes in Scott County to resume Jan. 27

The current coronavirus vaccine schedule for teachers, the county's current virus numbers and student transportation were among the issues discussed.

UPDATE: VA in Lexington vaccinates more than 4,000 veterans

The COVID-19 Vaccine Walk-in Clinic was held Jan. 16-19.

Woman admits selling unauthorized surgical supplies that ended up at UK Hospital

UK Hospital ended up with surgical supplies that were a counterfeit product made in a facility not registered with the FDA, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

COVID-19 outbreak at state prison in Morgan County

Nearly half the inmates at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Kentucky Department of Corrections data.

Phone scam warning in Georgetown

Someone posing as a Georgetown Police officer is trying to scam people out of money over the phone.

Lawmakers vote to move cases out of Franklin Circuit Court

Under the bill, cases dealing with the constitutionality of state law, executive orders or administrative regulations would be heard in the plaintiff’s home county.

Bitcoin machine theft from gas station caught on camera

Security camera video shows two people breaking in through a window and stealing the bitcoin machine.

Cold start to Wednesday after driver ends up in frozen pond

Lexington Police say a car accidentally slipped out of gear and rolled into icy water.

KSP Trooper reassigned after attending rally in Washington, D.C.

KSP says the trooper attended the rally with his family on his own time.

People forced to find temporary place to stay after house fire

Firefighters say when they arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the home in the 100 block of Ashton Drive.

KBC offers donor incentives during National Blood Donor Month

Donate blood and receive a limited-edition KBC hoodie and a COVID-19 antibody test.

A third COVID-19 vaccine could be available in Kentucky next month

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been called a potential "game changer" in the fight against COVID-19.

Fayette County constable, two deputies charged over use of blue lights

All three people charged pleaded not guilty, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.