Shelby Smithson, WKYT

Shelby Smithson


Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Shelby:

Lexington council expected to give final vote on no-knock warrant ban ordinance

The second and final reading for an ordinance that will ban no-knock warrants is on the agenda. → Read More

Lexington council votes in favor of ordinance banning no-knock warrants

The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council voted in favor of an ordinance banning no-knock warrants. → Read More

Man taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after Lexington shooting

It happened Thursday afternoon at the apartment complex on Winnie Street. → Read More

‘I just keep hearing it’: Neighbor talks to WKYT about deadly Winchester shooting

Winchester Police say Esther and Kino Kendall were arguing outside of a home on Spruce Court around 7:30 Tuesday night. → Read More

Police investigating shooting that left a woman dead, man injured in Winchester

Investigators are trying to figure out what led up to a woman’s death in Clark County. → Read More

Chris Stapleton concert at Kroger Field postponed again

The Chris Stapleton concert scheduled for April 2021 at Kroger Field in Lexington has been postponed again. → Read More

Mt. Sterling launches grant relief program to help small businesses hurt by Beshear’s orders

A new grant relief program in Mount Sterling is aimed at helping small businesses that have taken hits from the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Lexington coffee shop that battled Beshear’s mandate back open

A Lexington coffee shop is back open Monday serving food and drinks. You may remember Brewed. The shop continued indoor dining despite Governor Beshear’s mandate. → Read More

Brewed stops serving food & drink; still open as ‘community event space’

Tuesday, Fayette County Judge Thomas Travis issued a temporary restraining order against Brewed that meant the coffee shop needed to stop serving food and drinks to patrons. → Read More

’Wild Lights’ holiday light show in Jessamine Co. takes donations for families in need

Zachary Nielson started this when he was ten years old, and as he learned more about electricity, the display grew. → Read More

Lexington store shelves empty as people stock up on supplies

Stores across the country are beginning to see empty shelves as COVID-19 cases surge, and that’s happening here in the bluegrass, too. → Read More

One hospitalized, EKU campus locked down after reported shooting

The assault sent EKU into a campus-wide lockdown for a time Friday morning. → Read More

What slowdown? Amazon seeks to hire 33,000 people

Amazon is seeking to bring aboard 33,000 people for corporate and tech roles in the next few months. → Read More

Oil industry shuts platforms, rigs, refineries before storm

More than half of U.S. refining capacity is built along the Gulf Coast, where the storm is heading. → Read More

John Lennon’s killer denied parole for an 11th time

The man who gunned down John Lennon outside his Manhattan apartment in 1980 was denied parole for an 11th time, state corrections officials said Wednesday. → Read More

Texas National Guard soldier dies in training at Fort Hood

The Texas Military Department says a Texas Army National Guard soldier has died during a training exercise at Fort Hood. → Read More

Cohen’s book foreword: Trump ‘wouldn’t mind if I was dead’

Michael Cohen’s memoir about President Donald Trump will be released Sept. 8 by Skyhorse Publishing, which confirmed the news Thursday to The Associated Press. → Read More

Family kicked off Southwest Airlines flight after boy with autism wouldn’t wear mask

All passengers over the age of 2 must wear a mask. There are no exceptions. → Read More

Drake bests Madonna for most Top 10 hits

Two new collaborations from Drake with DJ Khaled entered the charts at No. 3 and No. 8. → Read More

‘OBEY': Mysterious message appears in the sky over Lexington

A message appeared in the sky over Lexington Tuesday afternoon. → Read More