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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!

Sen. Rand Paul intends to ask DOJ for criminal referral for Dr. Anthony Fauci

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says he'll ask the Department of Justice for a criminal referral for Dr. Anthony Fauci because he's lied to congress.

Fort Mitchell becomes 23rd Kentucky municipality to approve LGBTQ fairness

Monday night, Fort Mitchell became the 23rd Kentucky municipality to approve an LGBTQ fairness ordinance. It is the third in Kenton County.

Former Laurel County teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse, sodomy charges

A former Laurel County teacher pleaded guilty Thursday to sex offenses against teenagers. 

Richmond Police looking for man last seen near Lexington hospital

Richmond Police are looking for a 47-year-old man last seen June 28th near St. Joe East Hospital (150 North Eagle Creek Drive) in Lexington. 

Man found dead on someone else’s Bell County property

Thursday afternoon, a homeowner on the right fork of Pollow Hollow found something he didn't expect in his Jeep Wrangler, a dead man, according to WRIL radio. 

Man robbed behind Lexington Speedway

A man was taken to the hospital Wednesday evening in Lexington after a group robbed him behind a Speedway, according to police.

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88

Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time defense secretary and one-time presidential candidate whose reputation as a skilled bureaucrat and visionary of a modern U.S. military was unraveled by the long and costly Iraq war, died Tuesday. He was 88.

UPDATE: Fair shooting a rarity, deputies will increase presence: Sheriff

The Winchester Sun reports shots were fired Tuesday night at the Clark County Fairgrounds. 

Abandoned ambulance found in Letcher County

An abandoned ambulance was found parked this week in Letcher County. 

Three women taken to hospital after shooting, stabbing at Coolavin Apartments in Lexington

Three women were taken to the hospital Monday after a shooting and stabbing at Coolavin Apartments in Lexington. 

Louisville student journalists recognized for reporting on racist KSP training practices

A group of student journalists in Louisville won an award Thursday for their reporting on racism in KSP training materials. 

Lexington Catholic students killed in crash remembered for faith, athleticism, and joy

Wednesday night, people gathered in Lexington to remember two young men killed Monday in a Memorial Day car crash.

U.S. Representative from Kentucky wants investigation on COVID-19 origins

A U.S. Representative from Kentucky wants an investigation on where COVID-19 came from. 

Credit union creates Make-A-Wish toy closet in Lexington

The closet will open Wednesday in partnership with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. 

UPDATE: no indictment for Frankfort homeowner who shot, killed accused burglar

Frankfort Police say 35-year old Stephen Smallwood was found shot at the crime scene Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Gov. Beshear issues statement on package sent to Sen. Rand Paul

The FBI and Capitol Hill Police are examining a suspicious package sent to Senator Rand Paul's Bowling Green home Monday, according to Politico. 

Sen. Rand Paul says he might change his mind about vaccine. Should you?

U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he might change his mind about not getting the coronavirus vaccine.

Mother and toddler shot Friday night in Lexington

Lexington Police say a mother and her toddler ended up in the hospital Friday night after being shot on Marietta Drive, a few blocks from Dixie Elementary School. 

UPDATE: Lexington officer involved in deadly crash released from hospital

The Lexington Police officer involved in a deadly crash in April on New Circle Road was released from Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital Friday.

Lexington Opera House announces 2021-2022 season

Broadway is back at the Lexington Opera House.