Shelby Lofton, WKYT

Shelby Lofton


Lexington, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Shelby:

Woman arrested during protest against KU’s Lexington tree removal plan

Despite recommendations from the Lexington mayor and city council, Kentucky Utilities says it is moving forward with its tree removal program. → Read More

‘You’re giving back to your community:’ Lexington business owners encourage customers to shop small this holiday season

Folks got out of the cold and headed indoors to shop small at Greyline Station on Saturday. → Read More

KU moving forward with Lexington tree removal plan; will pause for environmental study

Despite recommendations from the Lexington mayor and city council, Kentucky Utilities says it is moving forward with its tree removal program. → Read More

Richmond police officers, firefighters getting Narcan to help respond to overdoses

A recent CDC report shows Kentucky had a more than 54% increase in deaths from April 2020 to April 2021. It puts the state third for the most deaths during that period. → Read More

Lexington food bank packs thousands of Thanksgiving boxes for Kentuckians in need

An annual Thanksgiving event is back in action at God’s Pantry Food Bank. → Read More

You could be seeing fewer ‘Santas’ this holiday season

As people head about to celebrate the holiday season, they could be seeing fewer Santas. → Read More

Kentucky couple raises money to fund grave markers for fallen heroes

Bobby and Joslyn Stanfield own Super Shine Car Wash in Winchester. The Stanfield’s, and 43 other businesses and community members, have been raising money to fund grave markers for fallen heroes. → Read More

Lexington Forum holds event to discuss ways to curb gun violence in the city

Lexington city leaders are working on ways to curb gun violence in the city. → Read More

Stanton family-run charity donates food, supplies to hundreds

Cars lined Jeffersonville’s Main Street for a food and household supplies drive Saturday morning. → Read More

London police meet the children of man who wrote touching thank you letter

The letter’s author received a response that prompted his children to go back and visit the town where a special family memory was made. → Read More

Lexington turns purple to raise domestic violence awareness

October 21 is Purple Thursday in Lexington. The day helps raise awareness against domestic violence. → Read More

Lexington pediatricians, state health leaders prepare for vaccine rollout for kids 5-11 years old

Pending the expected authorization of the Pfizer shot, children will be able to get vaccinated in early November. → Read More

Community comes together to help Lexington nonprofit burglarized ahead of fundraiser

A burglary at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass set the nonprofit back for their biggest fundraiser of the year. → Read More

Keeneland limiting attendance for 2021 Fall Meet

Back in July, the track announced that the Fall Meet would open at full capacity. Posts on the track’s social media account said attendance will now be capped around 20,000 people. → Read More

Greenhouse17 named ‘Shelter of the Year’ by national organization

A Central Kentucky organization has received a national honor. → Read More

Friends remember victims of Frankfort apartment fire

Friends of two Frankfort fire victims are sharing their stories and tributes in an outpouring of love for the pair on social media. → Read More

Repairs, investigation underway after deadly Frankfort fire

The coroner released the names of the two victims Friday morning. → Read More

KDE releases its 2020-2021 Ky. school report card data

The Kentucky Department of Education has released its 2020-2021 Kentucky school report card data, as required by statute and under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). → Read More

Statewide coat drive taking requests and donations

Lexington hip hop artist and community activist Devine Carama has launched his coat drive. → Read More

Step Up For Kids 100K challenge held in Lexington

The goal was to walk 100,000 steps as a group. → Read More