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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!

Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died.

London man arrested for rape

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says detectives arrested a 45-year-old London man Monday night on a warrant for rape charges. 

More than ten people arrested in Paris for drug offenses

Paris Police say more than ten people were arrested Thursday for several drug charges.

Former Lexington police officer appeals termination

A former Lexington police officer is appealing the department's decision to fire him, according to the Herald-Leader. 

Milk truck flips in Lawrenceburg leaving milk streaming down the street

A milk truck flipped over Tuesday afternoon, spilling some of its 6,000 gallon load at the intersection of Jenny Lillard and Eagle Drive, shutting down Jenny Lillard at Nathan Way for hours. 

Human remains found in Robertson County

Human remains were found Tuesday in Robertson County, according to Kentucky State Police. 

KSP: Man stealing copper lines fell to his death

PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man trying to steal copper lines fell to his death, according to Kentucky State Police. Troopers say they found 35-year-old...

Two people airlifted to hospital after Rowan County crash

Two people were airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital after a Morehead car crash Tuesday. 

State’s General Fund receipts increase while Road Fund receipts decline

Over February, the state's General Fund receipts rose, but the Road Fund receipts declined, according to the Office of State Budget Director. 

Report: Lexington startups create more than 3,500 jobs every year

Startups are a significant driver of the U.S. economy.

Woodford County Schools offer bus driver pay raise

Woodford County Public Schools says it's in great need of bus drivers and monitors just as many other school districts are right now as kids are returning to in-person class. 

Three people sent to hospital after two vehicle crash on Georgetown Road in Lexington

Three people were hurt and sent to the hospital after a Thursday evening crash in Lexington on Georgetown Road. 

“Appalachia Strong” t-shirt sales raising flood relief funds

A Kentucky t-shirt maker has designed a new shirt to help raise money for flood relief in Southeast Kentucky after weekend storms.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office partnering with Speedway for food drive

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office will be collecting food donations this week outside the Speedway North at 146 S. Hwy 27 in Somerset. 

UPDATE: Driver killed in head-on crash was in wrong lane, sheriff says

Accident reconstruction specialists are trying to determine how and why the collision happened.

Impeachment committee recommends no further action on Beshear, Cameron petitions

The General Assembly's impeachment committee voted Tuesday to recommend no further action be taken on petitions to impeach the Governor and Attorney General. 

UPDATE: Man arrested after woman shot Thursday night in Lexington

A woman was shot Thursday night in Lexington, according to Lexington Police. 

Milk donations needed for Thoroughbred foals

Milk donations are needed for Thoroughbred foals in Central Kentucky. 

CHECK IT OUT: snowman contest in Pulaski County

You have to check out these snowmen!

Video games proving popular and beneficial for older adults

During the pandemic, a lot of people say they've been turning to video games to stay connected to people while also staying safely distant.