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Thursday, January 21, 2021

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: COVID-19 outbreak increases at federal prison in Lexington

Nearly 300 inmates positive for the coronavirus at the Federal Medical Center

UK students’ lawsuit over fee refunds can proceed

The lawsuit's demand for tuition refunds was dismissed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Former Shriners Hospital in Lexington sells for $10 million

The property was purchased by the Kentucky Easter Seal Society, according to the Fayette PVA.

UPDATE: State of Emergency declared for Hazard water crisis

An estimated 400 customers are without water, according to the mayor of Hazard.

Search in Laurel County for man missing two weeks

36-year old Steven Angel was last seen on South Main Street in London on Dec. 15, according to deputies.

UPDATE: Three robbery suspects still sought by police

Lexington Police say a Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console was taken during an armed robbery inside a home.

UPDATE: Suspects still sought in apartment complex shooting

An argument led to a man shooting at three women in a car, according to Lexington Police.

AK-47 assault rifle used in armed robbery in Lexington

Lexington Police say the armed robber forced his way into an apartment on Centre Parkway.

Two pedestrians hit by car, one dies in Florence

56-year old pedestrian Jeanie Kinney, of Newport, died from her injuries, according to Florence Police.

Crews searching banks of Kentucky River for missing Lee County man

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

LPD: Man robbed at gunpoint in hotel room in Lexington

The reported victim's car was also stolen, but recovered not far from the robbery scene, according to Lexington Police.

Power outages reported Christmas Eve in eastern Kentucky

Thousands of people in eastern Kentucky didn't have any power on Christmas Eve.

All roads in Elliott County closed while crews clear snow and ice

People needing a place to stay should contact Elliott 911 Dispatch at 606-738-6000.

Travel Alert: Icy conditions close stretch of Hal Rogers Parkway

The parkway was closed between London and Manchester.

COVID-19 pandemic voted top story of 2020 in Kentucky

Second in balloting was Breonna Taylor’s death and the protests that ensued.

UPDATE: Missing Laurel County woman found safe

Freda Fore has been missing since Dec. 5

Corbin Police ask for public’s help identifying armed robber

The armed robber held-up the Quality Tobacco and Smoke Shop early Wednesday morning, according to Corbin Police.

Kentucky lawmaker says he’s in ICU with COVID-19

Republican Rep. Thomas Huff has questioned validity of COVID-19 data and has been seen in Capitol without a mask.

KSP: Inmate escapes during hospital visit

Robert Lyttle was able to get out of his handcuffs, change clothes and leave McDowell ARH in Floyd County, according to KSP.

Road shoulder closures in Fayette and Woodford counties on Wednesday

The closures will take place while signs are installed, according to the state.