Chad Hedrick, WKYT

Chad Hedrick

WKYT

Kentucky, United States

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Recent:
  • WKYT
  • WTVM News Leader 9
Past:
  • WBTV News
  • KFYR TV
  • WIBW
  • WHSVnews

Recent articles by Chad:

Lexington’s distillery district gets large investment from U-Haul

A historic whiskey rickhouse will get a second life in Lexington’s distillery district. U-Haul will be installing 1,400 storage units in the James E. Pepper Distillery. → Read More

Mayor Gorton says KU will alter tree cutting plans for next couple of days

After a number of talks between Mayor Gorton and KU, Gorton says the company has agreed to alter their cutting plans for the next couple of days... → Read More

Mayor, council to ask courts to stop KU from cutting trees in Lexington

Mayor Gorton asked the Urban County Council Tuesday to approve her plan to file the formal complaint. → Read More

Activist against gun violence reacts to Lexington tying homicide record

Activists against gun violence are concerned as Lexington has tied the homicide record set in 2020, and there are still 35 days left in 2021. → Read More

Thanksgiving kicks off deadly season for impaired crashes

Known as “Drinksgiving” or Blackout Wednesday,” the day before Thanksgiving has become associated with binge drinking. → Read More

Gov. Beshear urges caution during Thanksgiving holiday as COVID cases tick up

Just days before many families have long awaited reunions over Thanksgiving, cases of COVID-19 are creeping up after several weeks of a decline. → Read More

Die-hard Kentucky Wildcat fan enjoys first game back at Rupp since pandemic

At 94, Juanita Coffey proudly bleeds blue. After missing out on the experience of being at a game, she and her granddaughter returned to Rupp Arena Friday. → Read More

Gov. Beshear outlines initiatives to upgrade unemployment system

Gov. Beshear says the system is getting a complete overhaul, including implementing a new ID process to help eliminate fraudulent claims and seeking funding to support sufficient staff. → Read More

Coroner releases name of victim in deadly Bourbon County house fire

The fire started early Thursday morning around 3 a.m. at a house on Millersburg Road, just outside of Paris. We’re told that when crews arrived on the scene the house was engulfed in flames. → Read More

Ky. leaders pushing boosters, child vaccines as cases plateau

As cases are slowing down, leaders in Kentucky are still pushing people to get the COVID-19 vaccine to better protect ourselves. → Read More

Deputies credit TikTok video for helping rescue teen girl

The signal is a hand up, palm out, with the thumb tucked then folding the fingers down. → Read More

Univ. of Kentucky conducting study on effects of gun violence

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are exploring the effects of gun violence among teens and young adults, and are asking them, and parents to participate in the study. → Read More

Contract between FOP and City of Lexington passes first reading

A contract that would raise yearly pay for new Lexington police officers, and potentially help with recruitment and retention, passed its first reading before the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. → Read More

Community holds rally to support Hazard High School amid controversy

It’s unacceptable - that’s the reaction from Kentuucky state leaders to what happened at Hazard High School. → Read More

Frankfort police arrest man for murder and arson

Ibrahim Muhammad, 23, was booked into the Franklin County Regional Jail Thursday evening on a $1 million full cash bond. → Read More

Beshear: Ky. school districts should keep mask policies in place for now

Teachers hope the policies stay in place a while longer, while some parents said it’s time to lift the requirement. → Read More

Jury reaches verdict for Jacob Heil

21-year-old Jacob Heil was charged with reckless homicide in 2018 following a crash that killed 4-year-old Marco Shemwell. → Read More

Jury reaches verdict for Jacob Heil

21-year-old Jacob Heil was charged with reckless homicide in 2018 following a crash that killed 4-year-old Marco Shemwell. → Read More

Jury reaches verdict for Jacob Heil

21-year-old Jacob Heil was charged with reckless homicide in 2018 following a crash that killed 4-year-old Marco Shemwell. → Read More

Former Boyd Co. Detention Center guard convicted for role in death of inmate

Brad Roberts was found guilty of reckless homicide and multiple counts of criminal abuse. → Read More