Matthew Rand, WKYT

Matthew Rand


Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Hope Center cheers overdose numbers showing fewer U.S., Kentucky deaths

Lexington native Michael Evans said he started using opioids right around his 18th birthday. These days, he's not only clean, but he's also working as a peer mentor, helping others at the center struggling with addiction. → Read More

Kentucky native rides out Tropical Storm Barry in Louisiana

Jennifer Collins is originally from the Pikeville area, and for the last two decades has called the suburbs of New Orleans home. → Read More

Clark County family to mark 20th anniversary of son's death in hot car

Bryan Puckett was 11 months old when a babysitter left him in a car at the Mist Lake Plaza shopping center in Lexington 20 years ago Saturday. → Read More

Rescuer needs rescuing in Red River Gorge

The Wolfe County Search and Rescue team had to rescue one of their own after a rappeling mishap in Red River Gorge. → Read More

Former Wildcat shows his skills off the court during benefit concert

Former Kentucky Wildcat Isaac Humphries took the stage Sunday for a benefit concert at the Lexington Opera House. → Read More

Scott Co. Superintendent: 'No concerns' new Great Crossing High School will be ready for school year

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the project in August of 2017. Now, almost 22 months later, a lot of work remains to be done. → Read More

Lexington veterans honored on 75th anniversary of D-Day

Dozens assembled at Central Christian Church in Lexington to salute those who fought and remember the thousands who died in the Allied invasion of Normandy. → Read More

15 years later, neighbors remember Masterson Station tornado

The tornado touched down in Masterson Station back on May 27, 2004, damaging several homes and flattening at least one. → Read More

15 years later, Lexington man remembers Masterson Station tornado

It's been 15 years since an EF-3 tornado ripped through a Lexington neighborhood. → Read More

Nowhere to recycle your old newspapers? The Kentucky Wildlife Center will take them off your hands

The Kentucky Wildlife Center is accepting old newspapers in response to the current Lexington paper recycling freeze. The center will use them to help take care of their wild animals. → Read More

20 years later, Madison Co. officer added to national law enforcement memorial

This year, the names of 371 peace officers who died in the line of duty—including 158 who died in 2018—were added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. 17 of them were from Kentucky. → Read More

Multi-faith response to attack on California synagogue held on UK's campus

Chabad of the Bluegrass and UK's Chabad Jewish Student Center hosted a 'Community Response to Terror' Thursday at the Gatton Student Center. → Read More

Two central Kentucky kids with heartbreaking bond go to prom together

Both kids were dressed to the nines in UK blue for the Forever Young Children's Prom, held at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington. → Read More

'That's our blood that was shed': Sri Lankan bombings hit home for Lexington's faith community

Stan 'JR' Zerkowski is the founder of Lexington UNITED Interfaith Encounters and also leads the interfaith ministry at St. Paul Catholic Church. The blasts in Sri Lanka hurt all of us, he said, because we are all 'one family.' → Read More

Survivors and law enforcement walk side-by-side to bring peace to Lexington

The peace walk coincided with National Crime Victims' Rights Week and was held in memory of Antonio Franklin, Jr. → Read More

Crime survivors share experiences as part of Victims' Rights Day

Violent crime victims and survivors gathered in the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort to share their stories as part of an observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (April 7-13). → Read More

Madison Co. bowling tournament exceeds goal, raises thousands for Hospice

The event raises money for Hospice Care Plus, which provides end-of-life care in Estill, Jackson, Lee, Madison, Owsley, and Rockcastle counties. → Read More

Cats fans cheer on their team miles away

For UK fans who couldn't make the trip down to Florida, there were plenty of places to cheer on the Cats at home. → Read More

Lexington set to celebrate 40th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Festival

The 40th annual Alltech St. Patrick's Parade and Irish Festival is set to take place Saturday, rain or shine, in downtown Lexington. → Read More

'It's too unreal': Family mourns Lexington father found dead at Maryland crash site

Members of Avery Smothers' family expressed grief and disbelief Wednesday at the news that the Lexington father's body had been found in western Maryland, the victim of a crash. → Read More