Kentucky Anchor Honored for 40 Years at Station

By Kevin Eck 

Yesterday was proclaimed Barbara Bailey Day in Lexington, Ken. in honor of the 40 years of work put in by the WKYT anchor.

“Barbara began her journey at WKYT on July 2, 1979, starting as a newsroom assistant,” said Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton. “And over the past 40 years, Barbara has blazed a trail for women in Lexington television news.”

Bailey has worked as a reporter, a producer and an anchor at the CBS affiliate.


“Her compassion, commitment, and determination are part of the fabric of what makes WKYT so special,” said WKYT General Manager Jeff Anderson. “Growing up in the same community, Barbara has always been a part of my life and someone everyone in Harlan looks up to and admires. She will always have a special place in my heart, and I am excited the city of Lexington is also honoring her on this special day.