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  • Making A Difference: Police And Fire Departments Face Off To Combat Childhood Cancer

    Making A Difference: Police And Fire Departments Face Off To Combat Childhood Cancer

    Friday, May 25 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-05-25 22:44:27 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fire Department and Police Department are facing off in a friendly competition for a very personal cause.  Each department has families with children battling cancer, so they're joining forces to raise awareness and money.  "It can be very humbling you know we have a hard time asking for help, we're the ones usually giving the help," said John Barnott with the Lexington Fire Department. "You know, we think about those fam...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fire Department and Police Department are facing off in a friendly competition for a very personal cause.  Each department has families with children battling cancer, so they're joining forces to raise awareness and money.  "It can be very humbling you know we have a hard time asking for help, we're the ones usually giving the help," said John Barnott with the Lexington Fire Department. "You know, we think about those fam...

  • Making A Difference: Wedding Dresses Made Into "Angel Gowns"

    Making A Difference: Wedding Dresses Made Into "Angel Gowns"

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:39 PM EDT2018-05-24 22:39:58 GMT

    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky  (WAVE 3) Two Kentucky women are using their sewing skills to create free burial gowns for babies who don't survive to term or past childbirth.  Amy Labriola and Bev Miller repurpose wedding dresses and make what they call "angel gowns" for the babies that never make it home.  "We both have had three healthy babies each and feel very fortunate for that, but we know people have not," said Labriola. "Some of them are stillborn,...

    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky  (WAVE 3) Two Kentucky women are using their sewing skills to create free burial gowns for babies who don't survive to term or past childbirth.  Amy Labriola and Bev Miller repurpose wedding dresses and make what they call "angel gowns" for the babies that never make it home.  "We both have had three healthy babies each and feel very fortunate for that, but we know people have not," said Labriola. "Some of them are stillborn,...

  • Making A Difference: "Giving Grace" Project Giving Away New Dresses Today

    Making A Difference: "Giving Grace" Project Giving Away New Dresses Today

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:25:18 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -What girl doesn't love to get a new dress? Today in Lexington you can get one for free thanks to the work of one young teen.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -What girl doesn't love to get a new dress? Today in Lexington you can get one for free thanks to the work of one young teen.

  • Making A Difference: Young Entrepreneur Uses Business To Help Others Cope

    Making A Difference: Young Entrepreneur Uses Business To Help Others Cope

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-05-22 13:30:49 GMT

    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Inspired by her own father's death, a 7th grader recently won a young entrepreneurship competition and her business is helping others cope with their own hardships. At just 13-years-old, Seanna Mullins is helping people with therapy dolls.  "I feel like I'm going to change the world somehow and I really want to, I want to make people smile a lot," she said.  Seanna's father died unexpectedly in September and she said that sh...

    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Inspired by her own father's death, a 7th grader recently won a young entrepreneurship competition and her business is helping others cope with their own hardships. At just 13-years-old, Seanna Mullins is helping people with therapy dolls.  "I feel like I'm going to change the world somehow and I really want to, I want to make people smile a lot," she said.  Seanna's father died unexpectedly in September and she said that sh...

  • Making A Difference: Fireman Joe To Run The Horse Capital Marathon To Raise Money For St. Jude

    Making A Difference: Fireman Joe To Run The Horse Capital Marathon To Raise Money For St. Jude

    Friday, May 18 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-05-18 22:55:06 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A southern California firefighter, who has run more than 80 marathons in the name of childhood cancer research, is taking his mission to Kentucky.  Jose Zambrano, or Fireman Joe, is a man on a mission, and that mission has brought him to Kentucky for the Horse Capital Marathon. He will be raising money for Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The 47-year-old became a firefighter back in 2004 and has now run more than 80 marathons to raise awaren...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A southern California firefighter, who has run more than 80 marathons in the name of childhood cancer research, is taking his mission to Kentucky.  Jose Zambrano, or Fireman Joe, is a man on a mission, and that mission has brought him to Kentucky for the Horse Capital Marathon. He will be raising money for Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The 47-year-old became a firefighter back in 2004 and has now run more than 80 marathons to raise awaren...

  • Grant From Columbia Gas Gives Young Shooting Victim A New Place To Call Home

    Grant From Columbia Gas Gives Young Shooting Victim A New Place To Call Home

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-05-01 18:18:49 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A little girl left paralyzed after a drive-by shooting in Lexington is getting a very big gift in the form of a brand new wheelchair accessible home. A local company is also making a big difference to make that dream come true. Amya Catching was celebrating her birthday last year when she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by. After learning Amya was still living in a split-level home that was not accessible for her wheelchair, the "Building Assoc...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A little girl left paralyzed after a drive-by shooting in Lexington is getting a very big gift in the form of a brand new wheelchair accessible home. A local company is also making a big difference to make that dream come true. Amya Catching was celebrating her birthday last year when she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by. After learning Amya was still living in a split-level home that was not accessible for her wheelchair, the "Building Assoc...

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  • UPDATE: Neighbor Charged After 1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Montgomery Co.

    UPDATE: Neighbor Charged After 1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Montgomery Co.

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-05-27 13:54:00 GMT

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have arrested a woman who they say shot two of her neighbors Saturday night, killing one of them. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department arrested 51-year-old Francis Zaayer of Mount Sterling just after midnight Sunday morning.

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have arrested a woman who they say shot two of her neighbors Saturday night, killing one of them. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department arrested 51-year-old Francis Zaayer of Mount Sterling just after midnight Sunday morning.

  • Northern Kentucky Valedictorian Denied Right To Speak At Graduation

    Northern Kentucky Valedictorian Denied Right To Speak At Graduation

    Saturday, May 26 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-05-26 19:34:43 GMT
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    CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.  (WLWT) - Christian Bales, a star student at Holy Cross High School, was denied the honor to give his valedictorian speech at Friday's graduation. The Diocese of Covington made the ruling 10 hours prior to the graduation ceremony leaving many to speculate why. Here's what happened, according to Director of Communications Tim Fitzgerald: "School officials and representatives of the Diocese of Covington reserve the right to review and approve all st...
    CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.  (WLWT) - Christian Bales, a star student at Holy Cross High School, was denied the honor to give his valedictorian speech at Friday's graduation. The Diocese of Covington made the ruling 10 hours prior to the graduation ceremony leaving many to speculate why. Here's what happened, according to Director of Communications Tim Fitzgerald: "School officials and representatives of the Diocese of Covington reserve the right to review and approve all st...
  • Worker Breaks Down Describing Deadly Restaurant Crash In 911 Call

    Worker Breaks Down Describing Deadly Restaurant Crash In 911 Call

    Saturday, May 26 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-05-26 20:23:44 GMT
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    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) - A worker at a North Carolina restaurant where a man drove through the front wall, killing two family members, broke down when she recognized the driver.      In a 911 call released Thursday, the Surf and Turf Lodge worker says she knows Roger Self and thinks he drove into the building on purpose Sunday.      Then as she realizes members of his family are badly hurt, she breaks down.      The worker told the 911 op...

    BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) - A worker at a North Carolina restaurant where a man drove through the front wall, killing two family members, broke down when she recognized the driver.      In a 911 call released Thursday, the Surf and Turf Lodge worker says she knows Roger Self and thinks he drove into the building on purpose Sunday.      Then as she realizes members of his family are badly hurt, she breaks down.      The worker told the 911 op...

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