Amber Philpott, WKYT

Amber Philpott


Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Amber:

Lexington couple builds global audience with paranormal podcast

A Lexington couple has a thing for the spooky, and not just in October, it’s a year-round affair. They have built a global audience around all things paranormal with their a podcast. → Read More

Gateway District Health leaders using new approach to encourage vaccinations

In the last several months, we have seen a wave of COVID-19 cases that have put a strain on Kentucky hospitals and those health care workers struggling to keep patients alive. → Read More

Lexington woman competing on new Netflix show

A Lexington woman and her cake baking talents will soon be on full display for all the world to see. → Read More

Kentucky Cancer Survivorship study aims to learn from cancer survivors across the state

In this Link to Hope, we look into how one Kentucky researcher hopes to use a new study to learn from those who have beat or are living with cancer. → Read More

71-year-old Frankfort man proving you are never too old to graduate

This weekend the University of Kentucky will celebrate more 4,400 graduates taking part in ten different ceremonies. Every student’s story is different on the journey they took to be able to walk across the stage and for some it takes a little longer to complete. WKYT’s Amber Philpott recently met a Frankfort man proving you are never too old to get a college degree. → Read More

Morehead State Eagles hoping to fly all the way to the ‘Final Four’

All roads to the Final Four lead to, and end, in Indianapolis. → Read More

Morehead State University Police investigating alleged sexual assault

According to the university, a female student said she was sexually assaulted around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the elevator of Alumni Tower. → Read More

Trick-or-treating banned in L.A. due to virus risk

The L.A. County Department of Public Health said in a news release that it would be difficult to maintain social distancing on porches and at front doors. → Read More

Rochester police leaders retire after suffocation death

Top police leaders in Rochester are retiring en masse amid criticism of the city’s handling of the the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. → Read More

Cosby sex assault appeal takes on non-prosecution deal

Bill Cosby believes he had a binding promise from a prosecutor that he could never be charged in the sexual assault case. → Read More

Police: Chase in Ohio and Kentucky ends with 4 hit, 2 killed

A police pursuit that began in Cincinnati continued into Kentucky, where four pedestrians were struck and two were killed, police said. → Read More

Deputies: Inmate captured after escaping during transport to jail in Johnson Co.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office says Joshua Scott, a Martin County inmate, escaped from the transport officer in the Nippa area. → Read More

High school traditions get revamped in Harrison Co. amid COVID-19

Across the state COVID-19 has school districts getting creative and re-thinking their end of the year celebrations like high school graduations. In Harrison County where the first case was reported school was shutdown sooner than other areas and it's been hard on students, teachers and staff. With in-person instruction suspended, school leaders say they are trying to bring some normalcy to… → Read More

Morehead business finding new customers through giving back

Small businesses across Kentucky have been hit hard in the wake of this COVID-19 pandemic. Many have had to shut their doors to customers and find another way of still reaching their clientele. For many that has them thinking outside of the box, including two brothers in Morehead who are not only trying to stay afloat, but do their part to give back to Team Kentucky. → Read More

Mason Co. Elementary School connecting with students through broadcast

At most schools, student-led broadcasts are nothing new, but in Mason County, it's the teachers now turned broadcasters who are using the airwaves to reach the students they miss daily. → Read More

UK respiratory therapist talks about being on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients

Healthcare workers on the frontlines fighting COVID-19 are the unsung heroes of this ongoing battle. → Read More

Santa Claus shares information for kids about COVID-19

We are a long way off from Christmas, but that doesn't mean Santa Claus is not watching those who are naughty and nice. → Read More

With deadline looming, what you need to know to get your REAL ID

Time is running out. In just over seven months, you will not be able to fly with your current Kentucky driver's license. We have talked a lot about the deadline for the state to become compliant with the REAL ID Act. → Read More

On Uniquely Kentucky: Tpr. Purdy and his many hats

On the latest episode of Uniquely Kentucky, I sit down with Tpr. Robert Purdy to talk about his career in law enforcement and the other ventures he's a part of. → Read More

1958 UK grad celebrates Wildcats NCAA run in Kansas City

At 82 years young, Helen Godby is on a Big Blue girl’s trip with two of her favorite gals, her granddaughters. The 1958 UK grad and Kentucky native has always rooted for the Cats. → Read More