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Veronica Jean Seltzer

Veronica Jean Seltzer joins ABC 36 as Anchor/Reporter. On most weekdays, you will see her reporting the news. VJ hails from a small horse farm outside New York City and most recently comes from South Bend, Indiana where she reported for the CBS and Fox affiliates. VJ holds a Master of Science in Journalism degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. Her passion for journalism runs deep. It began as she studied graffiti as an ancient form of communication in Athens, Greece. While a student journalist in Morocco, she learned her most important journalistic lesson: good stories are about people. VJ loves life in and around Lexington. She feels most at home among horses and a diverse community of fascinating people. She enjoys reporting during the week and on the weekend she strives to bring her neighbors the news that matters most to them. VJ enjoys going to neighborhood events, exploring, horseback riding, skiing, sailing, and good movies. Look for her out and about in the community! VJ invites you to reach out to her with story ideas or just to say hello! Find her on Facebook at Veronica Jean Seltzer ABC 36, tweet her @VJS_ABC36, or email her at VSeltzer@wtvq.com. She looks forward to hearing from you!

White out causes multiple crashes involving 30+ cars on I-75 in Rockcastle County

A snow squall, also known as a white out, is to blame for multiple crashes this afternoon on I-75 involving 30 plus cars in Rockcastle County.

Compassionate Lexington sells MLK yard signs in support of free book program

Community organization Compassionate Lexington is selling yard signs in honor of an activists' daughter.

Three agricultural loans approved for Marion, Fulton, and Harrison Counties

The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. (KAFC) approved $339,375 in three agricultural loans at its board meeting Friday. 

Mayor’s Mobile Testing Program moves to Red Mile in Lexington

The Mayor's Mobile Testing Program is moving to The Red Mile next week. 

Dunbar student among top 300 scholars in science talent search

A Paul Laurence Dunbar student is among the top 300 scholars in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search. 

Governor reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in two days

Governor Andy Beshear reported 5,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the state's second-highest ever daily report, and the state's highest positivity rate since May 5. 

Kentucky House approves abortion legislation involving AG

The Kentucky House has approved abortion legislation involving the Attorney General. 

Abortion advocates rally in Frankfort as lawmakers discuss reproductive rights legislation

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky and ACLU Kentucky held its annual reproductive rights rally Tuesday as the General Assembly started its shortened 2021 session. 

Kentucky politicians react to chaos at the capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Kentucky Republican Party and other politicians are condemning the protests.

Lexington Police: man grazed by bullet off Liberty Road Tuesday night

Lexington Police say they think a man was grazed by a bullet Tuesday night off Liberty Road, but the victim reportedly wasn't very cooperative, leaving officers without a lot of information. 

Pikeville Medial Center opens new website for coronavirus vaccine registration

The Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) has a new website you can use to register for a coronavirus vaccine if you're in the 1B phase. That's for anyone 70 years old and over. 

Man accused in Bell County shooting turns himself in

Deputies say 23-year-old Devonterious Williams Grigsby of Flatlick said he went to the area to find a vehicle stolen from his girlfriend's mother. 

Floyd County barricade suspect arrested after double shooting

State Police say a man is barricading himself in a house in the David Community of Floyd County after shooting his mother and step-father. 

State Police: distracted driver causes tractor trailer to flip, spewing debris

State Police say a distracted driver caused a tractor trailer carrying a coal derived fuel to flip over Tuesday morning in Rockcastle County. 

Governor announces how many vaccine doses state will receive next week

Governor Andy Beshear announced Tuesday nearly 54,000 more vaccine doses are expected to arrive in Kentucky the week of January 11th. 

Deadline approaching to apply to Governor’s School for the Arts

The deadline is approaching to apply for the Governor's School for the Arts 2021 program (GSA). The deadline is January 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Governor frustrated with vaccination pace as he announces record Monday case numbers

Governor Andy Beshear announced Monday he's frustrated with the slow vaccination pace in the state and across the country. 

Ring with more than 12K diamonds sets Guinness World Record

There’s a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of diamonds on a single ring: 12,638.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing teen

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing teen. 

Lexington Police: no explosives found in rv parked downtown that caused evacuations

Lexington Police say no explosives were found in a rv parked downtown that led to evacuations downtown during New Year's eve celebrations Thursday night.