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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.

Fayette County selects first-ever principal of Carter G. Woodson Preparatory Academy

Jocelyn Mills is a Chicago educator with Kentucky connections.

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs adding second session

A second session was added due to increased demand.

Col. Phillip Burnett Jr. appointed KSP Commissioner

Phillip Burnett Jr. had been acting commissioner since last November.

Beshear signs bill aimed at rejuvenating western Louisville

The measure is aimed at rejuvenating economically distressed neighborhoods in Kentucky’s largest city.

Gov. Beshear vetoes bill curbing records access

The bill would have shielded an array of information about judges, police and prosecutors in the state from public scrutiny.

KSP: Suspect shot after charging deputies with a knife and hammer

29-year old Patrick Logan Bunch faces several charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, according to KSP.

‘Golden Alert’ issued for missing teen from Corbin

Anyone with information about Veronica Russell's whereabouts is asked to contact the Whitley County Sheriff's Office.

Tractor-trailer fire closes stretch of NB I-75 in Fayette County

Traffic was diverted to Old Richmond Road at Exit 99.

Fayette County to continue free meal pickups for students learning virtually

For the week of April 12-16, meals can be ordered for pick-up at one of the district’s six high schools.

Lexington home damaged by fire

The house fire was in the 600 block of Cricklewood Drive.

Report: State training video lifted from white supremacist site

The Kentucky law enforcement training video included a controversial Nazi symbol, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Cracker Barrel on Elkhorn Road in Lexington is hiring

The restaurant is looking to fill a number of positions.

Officials ID remains of sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack

18-year old Navy Seaman 2nd Class Howard S. Magers, of Barren County, was accounted for on Dec. 17, 2020.

LPD: Teen found shot in Lexington, not cooperating with police

The teenager was found shot on Kenesaw Drive, off Armstrong Mill, according to police.

Fayette County to discontinue student temperature checks

Temperature checks before entering school buildings and getting on buses will end this Thursday for Fayette County Public School students.

Search on for suspect after bank robbery in Providence

KSP says the man implied he had a weapon, demanded money, got it and left the Planters Bank on Monday afternoon.

‘Golden Alert’ issued in Lexington for woman with dementia

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of 70-year old Shirley Kimelton should call 911.

Deputies: Hit-and-run suspect found hiding in Christmas tree box

Thurman Sizemore, of Hazard, faces drug, resisting arrest and traffic violation charges, according to deputies.

UPDATE: Missing Lee County man found safe

A Golden Alert for Johnny King Jr. was canceled Thursday, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Land sold for resort planned near Red River Gorge

There is significant local opposition the project.