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The January thaw coming in clutch.... A fantastic feel across central and eastern Kentucky this afternoon! #kywx

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Women's Marches are being held Saturday in Lexington, and in many other cities around the country.

Several hundred people have gathered in Palm Beach, Florida, carrying anti-Donald Trump signs as they prepare to march near the president's Mar-a-Lago home on Florida's east coast.
It's an unusual sight! Check out this video from our sister station, WCTV, of snow, coming down in Tallahassee, Florida. Not even the deep south can escape this cold snap!
It's not often you can say it's colder in Kentucky than Alaska. Anchorage has seen record highs this week while Lexington experienced the deep freeze. Thanks to our friends at Channel 2 News, for this live look at Anchorage. #WKYTRulesWinter
Let’s talk snow! ❄️ Chris Bailey WKYT takes you through what the current radar is indicating. What does it look like where you are? #WKYTRulesWinter
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Marquita Riddell
· November 2, 2017
Not a good way to portray rural EMS crews! Rural EMS crews are just as qualified if not more so than larger cities. Think about it, rural EMS crews have long hauls from scene to hospital & from hospit...als to hospitals. We have 2 know what we r doing as EMS crews because we have no one but the EMS crew in the truck & the pt. No one else 2 depend on or turn 2. Things happen, some life's aren't able to be saved regardless of what is done medically, regardless If its in a back of a moving vehicle with limited resources or in a hospital with a Dr & entire hospital staff at beside. That's just the sad, cold, hard truth. Doesn't by any mean that the EMS service was less qualified, just because they work in smaller area. See More
Larry Owens
· November 3, 2017
As a paramedic that works in rural Kentucky your story failed to reflect the training and licensing procedures we go through in order to practice. I will not comment on the case that was presented onl...y to reference what is known as "The Standard of Care".

First off, To even be able to sit for the National Registry exam, we are required to have over 1200 hours in training. This includes time in the ICU, OR, OB, and over 250 hours in the hospital emergency department, even before we ride for 500+ hours in a ambulance. Not including 9+ months in the classroom and skill practice. We are required to have several hundred patient contacts of various ailments and pediatrics.

In addition to the 60 hours of the required continuing education we are required to hold "ACLS" certification - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support from the American Heart Association every 2 years and it is required to obtain our license renewal. This is in addition to the required CPR certification.

Other certifications we have: "PALS" Pediatric Advanced Life Support, "PHTLS" Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, "AMLS" Advanced Medical Life Support among others.

In the story, no EMS service administrators were interviewed nor were any practicing paramedics, nor any EMS medical directors. We have patients for extended periods of time with our transports to Lexington hospitals if our local hospitals are not the best place to receive the required care. We frequently transport critical patents from local hospitals to Lexington.

I would challenge you to take the time and ride with ambulance crews - not in Lexington. They are a different service as it were as many more ambulances are on the road and they have backup from Engine crews. The longest transport time they have is maybe 20 minutes. Our transport times can be over an hour to an hour and a half or longer. Backup is usually limited if not available. We have ONE provider in the back with the patient.
Ride with a rural service. In some counties, If one truck is out of town on a transport, only one ambulance is available to respond in a county. See what we do, the patients we encounter and the care we provide.

A reference was made to the shortage of Paramedics. Yes there is. Pay is the primary cause for ambulance services. The smaller the tax base the lower the pay. A paramedic can work in a hospital for example and make much more including better benefits. Until there is a change in that, there will continue to be a shortage. The other is burnout. Some services have only 1 paramedic, the rest are EMT's that provide all emergency services. That 1 paramedic can work several shifts in a row. Burnout happens very fast.

As I referenced earlier, ride with us for an extended period of time and with different services. Talk with service administrators, paramedics and medical directors not instructors.
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Mark Gray
· December 4, 2017
Listening to ur news from up in New Hampshire my wife and i are moving to winchester ky this coming summer and i loved u guys when we lived there last year but we are coming back and i trust ur news t...he most and i cant wait to be back down there to our new bluegrass home :) See More
Christy Hagan Hawkins
· November 3, 2017
Just to let you know I worked for a rural Ambulance Service while in college those paramedics and EMTs that I worked with where the hardest working people that I know. They provided exemplary patient making very little money. Some of the best paramedics and EMTs I know are working in rural settings please be more careful the way you portray people. #RNnowbutstillEMTatheart #ruralEMS See More
John Zolis
· December 25, 2017
Nothing but hacks! Can't even group you with journalists allowing people to comment about killing dogs and owners because of the way you portray a unproven so called pit bull attack but I guess your s...tyle of sensationalized fake news supports such people increasing readership and all See More
Patty Draus
· November 1, 2017
This is Dave Cooper using my partner's FB account (Im not on FB):

The constant bombardment of Arby's ads (WE HAVE THE MEAT!!!) on WKYT news is incredibly annoying....

The only thing worse are the ads for the furniture store on new circle rd. that start off with the blast of a train horn.

It seems that WKYT is trying to drive their viewers to other stations as fast as they can. These ads are insulting - we are just trying to watch the news. Stop!
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Dorisa Ann Slaughter
· July 5, 2017
I love your stations new theme song "Everywhere I go." I find myself singing it all of the time. Your new early morning show team is excellent too. Bill Bryant is excellent and so is the new co-anc...hor. Of course, I think Barbara Bailey also continues to do an excellent job! Keep up the excellent work. See More
Kim Huffman
· December 5, 2017
For instance today Wkyt did say Eddie Montgomery was going to tour in 2018. They gave the tour schedule, but failed to say he was not headlining. I learned on Wlex he would be opening for Alabama. If are going to tell a story, tell the whole story.
I use to be a 1 news channel person, which was Wtvq, but I learned better. If I have time for 2 newscast, I watch Wtvq in the earlier time slot. If only can catch 1 news cast, I watch another channel.
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Teresa Causey-Christian
· January 2, 2018
I like keeping up with the news and weather from this channel as I have family who live in KY. I find it is up to date and well managed.
Chris Davidowski
· December 1, 2017
Please stop with the click bait articles. If it's not worth posting on your own website, then don't share it on your Facebook page. I followed you for relevant news, not more garbage.
Gregory Allen King
· December 20, 2017
They do not tell the whole story. They sensationlize to tell something not the truth! Will not view or recommend!
Emily King
· December 26, 2017
Stop publicizing people’s pain without their permission. It’s bad enough that my friend’s house burnt without you having to constantly repeat the news story (WITHOUT PERMISSION) and remind him of his ...loss. It’s literally no one else’s business that his house burnt, so stop publicizing his misfortune just for views. This news station is such a joke, as are most news stations. Show a little compassion. See More
Wanda Curtis
· August 4, 2017
Love The Morning and Evening news and anchors. To say we miss Micah is an understatement. Can't he just come on there and kid around a little every once in a while. Of course, we love the new but we miss just seeing that Micah horsing around with you guys but being professional too. ���� See More
Sarah Mac
· October 24, 2017
Like the poster before me, I see that the clickbait articles are getting ridiculous. Everything that comes up on my newsfeed are those and not actual news.
Seriously, be news.
Karl Rifenbark
· October 17, 2017
Local media outlets proudly rushing to the scene to make a story of the removal of American history but does nothing to preserve it is despicable. WKYT, WLEX, you have shown where you stand........
Alberta Cohorn
· November 27, 2017
Why is the speed limit on I64 from Midway to Frankfort still 55 instead of 70 after the construction barrels have all been taken down?
David Hatfield
· July 28, 2017
I love the Roku app and have enjoyed getting local newscasts after cord cutting. I rate 4 stars instead of 5 because for the love of God please rotate the commercials.
Katy Sawyer Claypool
· November 24, 2017
I’ve lost a great deal of respect for WKYT since someone decided it was a good idea for a news outlet to post nonsense from sites like Simplemost. It’s damaging your brand.
Derek Nicholson
· December 30, 2017
Worst news in KY this morning when talking about Sue Grafton passing away she pronounced the word Alibi as alabe who does that
Trina Rogers
· August 15, 2017
I love this it's the only way I can get the the news keep up the good work and thanks for adding me
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The government shutdown is having an impact on many National Parks around the country.

Yosemite National Park in California is open to visitors despite the government shutdown but there'll be nobody to help them navigate the trails or even make sure they're in the right campground
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Police say the victim in this shooting had non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting happened late Saturday morning near the intersection of Seventh Street and Dakota Street, hours after another man died after being shot near the same intersection.
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This is so sweet.

Being a working mom is hard—as anyone who has ever juggled a job and kids can tell you. What makes it even harder is when you don’t have childcare on a day you’re scheduled to work. Last month, Starbucks barista Shantaphae Blakes found herself in that predicament. Little did she know
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Dick Gabriel, here. The documentary we produced challenging the notion that Adolph Rupp was a segregationist who refused to recruit black players at UK, airs this afternoon on KET-3 (Spectrum cable channel 192) at 1 p.m. ET. It first aired on WKYT in 2005.

A documentary exploring the career and reputation of legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp. Former players, assistant coaches, and administrators address some of the commonly held perceptions about Rupp, his reputation, and his role in the civil rights issues of the 1960s. A....
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UPDATED: Kentucky American Water officials say the flow of water from the tank has been stopped.

Water started gushing out of the tank on York Street just before 10 a.m. Saturday.

WKYT's Lauren Minor has the latest on the overflowing water tank on York Street in Lexington.

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Lauren Minor WKYT
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Here's video of an overflowing water tank on York Street, near North Limestone.
Water started gushing out of the tank just before 10 and people are being evacu...ated from their homes.
They believe it started because of a broken valve.…/Crews-working-to-contain-leak-from-wa…

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BREAKING: Police have evacuated some homes on nearby Eddie Street as a precaution.

Water started gushing out of the tank on York Street just before 10 a.m. Saturday.
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Sheeran says the couple is "very happy and in love."

Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.
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Richmond police are asking for help finding the suspect in this case.

Police say the suspect was involved in the theft of more than $10,000 worth of items from Bypass Storage.

We are turning the weather around this weekend with highs in the 40s and 50s, but rain chances are also returning to the forecast. Adam Burniston - Meteorologist has those details and more right here:

If you've walked outside already this morning, I'm sure you noticed the difference in temperatures. We went from the teens early this week and are now going int...o 40s and 50s for this weekend. Unfortunately though, this will be accompanied by rain chances increasing. Those details and more right here:

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After a frigid couple of days, we are finally introducing milder air into the Bluegrass with rain following as well
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Police say the stolen car hit a SUV, which then hit a Lexington police cruiser.

The crash, which involved a police cruiser, happened early Saturday morning on New Circle Road in Lexington.
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This hasn't happened in over 70 years!

Have you ever wondered why Easter (which is the Christian holiday that celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from the tomb) doesn’t have a set date on the calendar, such as how Christmas is always Dec. 25? Well, the short answer is because the date of Easter is dependent on solar and lunar
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Lauren Minor WKYT, Victor Puente WKYT, and Adam Burniston - Meteorologist are live behind the scenes of WKYT This Morning.

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