Kristen Kennedy, WKYT

Kristen Kennedy


Lexington, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Kristen:

WKYT Investigates: Rising car taxes

All drivers will likely pay more in car taxes this year. Demand is high for new and used vehicles, and when the value goes up, state transportation leaders say, so do your taxes. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Nursing burnout

Recent COVID-19 surges are exposing shortages in our hospitals. ICU nurses are often working longer shifts, and aren't always addressing the emotional toll of the the virus. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Back-to-school COVID-19 protocols

Teachers, students, and staff are navigating a new normal. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Back-to-school spending

School districts across the country are working with extra funds this year. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Housing market boom

Homes throughout Central Kentucky continue to sell at record high prices. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Drinking in the pandemic

Researchers at the University of Kentucky say they're seeing a rise in drinking and stress on caregivers. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Our own DeAnn Stephens dealing with unemployment insurance fraud

Fake unemployment claims are popping up throughout our state. At least a dozen Kentuckians have called us and talked with us about their problem. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Unemployment insurance fraud

There are currently thousands of Kentuckians with unanswered unemployment claims. Some are trying to receive benefits. Others are trying to stop benefits from falling into the hands of scammers. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: The costs of COVID on renters and landlords

The pandemic has been hard on thousands of Kentuckians. There are renters still struggling to make ends meet, and landlords now trying to break even in their investments. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Sin Tax Revenue in a Pandemic

When COVID-19 hit Kentucky last March, businesses had to close. People started working from home, and if you ask brewers like Chris Paumi, more people started drinking from home. → Read More

WKYT Fact Check | How Kentucky compares to neighboring states in COVID-19 cases

We wanted to take a look at how Kentucky’s COVID-19 case count compared to neighboring states. → Read More

WKYT Investigates: Cost of COVID-19 Testing

Drive-thru testing sites throughout the state aren’t charging patients. Who’s paying for the testing? → Read More

Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall just north of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, and weakened to a tropical storm over land, but was expected to regain its strength over the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

Virtual Pre-K becoming an option for Kentucky families

Parents are struggling with questions this fall - do you send kids back to school, or do you continue to help them learn virtually? What do you do with the youngest learners? Is it possible to teach prekindergarten online? There’s a new school in Kentucky trying it out. → Read More

Lexington activist completes walking journey across Kentucky

Local activist Devine Carama completed his week-long, 400-mile walk from Pikeville to Paducah. → Read More

WKYT Investigates | Kentucky’s COVID-19 cases surge in September

We are coming out of a month of record-setting COVID cases. → Read More

Ky. couple vacationing in Alabama ends up in Hurricane Sally’s path

A couple from Mount Vernon, Ky. got stuck in Hurricane Sally. They’re vacationing right now in Gulf Shores, Alabama, an area that took a direct hit from the storm. → Read More

WKYT Blood Drive: You can help people in need during this pandemic

WKYT and the Kentucky Blood Center are partnering up once again to host the annual WKYT Blood Drive. → Read More

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles for leaks that can cause fires

Kia’s recall will start Oct. 15, while Hyundai’s will start Oct. 23. → Read More

US trade deficit surges in July to highest in 12 years

The U.S. trade deficit surged in July to $63.6 billion, the highest level in 12 years, as imports jumped by a record amount. → Read More