Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Gray Televisionís WKYT-TV Lexington joined a team of organizations including Clear Channel Radio, The Lexington-Herald Ledger, the American Red Cross and UK IMG Sports Marketing, among others, in hosting the "Kentucky Cares Telethon" for tornado victims. WKYT-TV opened its doors for volunteers to come in and answer donation calls. In total, the event raised $404,682 on March 5.
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