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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: More details released on ice storm disaster declaration

Federal help is on the way to counties affected by severe winter storms, mudslides and landslides.

Kentucky National Guard, Laurel County joint rescue training

The four-day joint training exercise simulated difficult search and rescue operations in mountainous and wooded areas.

Fugitive from Arizona arrested in Laurel County

Christy Flores was arrested when deputies answered a disturbance complaint outside of London, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.

UPDATE: Ky 70 in Pulaski County to remain closed for wreck cleanup

The accident happened Tuesday night at the intersection of KY 70 and Charles Elgin Road.

Parents accused of using drugs, sleeping while 3-year-old played near road

Adam Evans and Regina Lee Neal were arrested after school officials went to their home to find out why the couple's children weren't going to school, according to deputies.

Mother accused of being intoxicated while caring for 4-year-old

Deputies say they found prescription pills on the floor within reach of the child.

Several injured in crash that closed stretch of I-64

The accident happened Tuesday afternoon on eastbound I-64 in Franklin County.

Regal Cinemas to reopen in Lexington on May 7

The nation's second largest movie theater chain has been closed for six months due to the pandemic.

Lawmakers pass constitutional amendment declaring no right to abortion in KY

Kentuckians will vote on the constitutional amendment in November 2022.

State lawmakers pass bill limiting public access to some records

A bill limiting access to some records of judges, police and prosecutors is headed to Gov. Andy Beshear for his consideration.

UPDATE: Budget bills add money for kindergarten, water projects

Kentucky’s school districts now get state funding for half-day kindergarten, with districts using local taxpayer money to pay for full-day services.

Kentucky lawmakers OK virus liability shield for businesses

The liability protection measure passed the House and Senate on Tuesday. The measure is headed to the governor for consideration.

Kentucky lawmakers send bipartisan election bill to governor

State lawmakers moved closer Tuesday toward loosening the state’s voting access laws to make limited early voting a fixture.

Covington Police officer and suspect shot in exchange of gunfire

The police officer and suspect both suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to KSP.

Car hits utility pole next to Lexington fire station

The accident happened Monday night at Fire Station #3 on Merino Street.

State lawmakers override budget vetoes

The vote to override the vetoes was 71-24 in the House of Representatives and 31-7 in the Senate.

Woman killed in collision in Edmonson County

Julia E. Broderick, of Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to KSP.

Undercover investigation lands man in jail on child porn charges

20-year old Cody Lewis, of Union County, is accused of sharing child porn images online, according to KSP.

Kentucky bill curbs governor’s choice to fill Senate vacancy

Republican lawmakers stripped Kentucky’s Democratic governor of his independent power to temporarily fill a U.S. Senate seat should a vacancy occur.

Some school districts closed Tuesday due to flooding

Affected school districts in the southeastern part of the state will utilize virtual learning.