State report shows growth in JCPS reading scores, identifies schools with achievement gaps

There’s a new system to identify the schools that need the most help as well as the schools that might be doing well overall, but have certain populations of students who need extra attention.

PRP Fire looks to add ambulances to help Metro EMS

The fire district wants its own ambulances, which would be paid for through a tax increase, in order to cut wait times for people living in PRP.

Police: Woman believed to be shooting victim near Clay and Broadway was not shot

Police determined a woman who they originally thought was shot Tuesday evening near downtown Louisville was actually not injured by gunfire.

JCPS board outlines legislative priorities for 2019

The Jefferson County Public School board will focus on lobbying in Frankfort to accomplish some of the district’s goals.

Where do the syringes from needle exchanges go? Not far in some cases

The VOA says this 40215 zip code has the most of overdose deaths: 20 so far this year with 252 EMS runs on overdose cases.

Four horse deaths in 4 days sparks investigation at Churchill Downs

From Thursday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 23, four horses suffered fatal injuries in four separate races.

Woman burned in car explosion: ‘Took me a long time to look at my face’

A car fire and explosion rocked a Cincinnati neighborhood Monday afternoon, sending one occupant to the hospital.

Red Cross and LG&E team up to Sound the Alarm

Sound the Alarm program works to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from home fires.

Minor Daniels names new principal

Vaughn Little will begin his new position on October 8.

Is it illegal to own a child sex doll? ‘Creeper’ act would ban them, says legal analyst

Scott L. Phillips, 41, is facing charges related to possession of a matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

LIRC, CSX mark National Rail Safety Week in Sourthern Indiana

The free training is provided to first responders every year

Music festivals plan to go back to Champions Park next year

Organizers of Louder Than Life said before making the decision to cancel the festival, they looked at every option.

AG wants to change Kentucky law to allow statewide grand juries

The move follows the recent Catholic church abuse investigation in Pennsylvania.

4 hurt, including child, in head-on crash between semi, car

A serious crash led to a child being rushed by police escort to the hospital on Tuesday evening.

IN officials search for dogs that attacked mini horses, killing 1

Sweet Pea didn’t make it.

Battle begins again for queen of the Kentuckiana Heart Walk

Four years after surviving a heart transplant, Scharnese Cook, 12, once the queen of the Kentuckiana Heart Walk, was placed in a medically induced coma while awaiting a second transplant.

New report says UofL among best public universities for black students

The University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center released a report Tuesday on diversity in higher education.

18-year-old shot in neighborhood near Appliance Park

It happened around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday in the 4900 block of Daleray Drive, MetroSafe confirmed.

Southern Indiana event venue set to close after 25 years

After 25 years holding weddings, parties and events right along the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, Kye's has been sold.

Family wants justice after boy’s mother, her boyfriend accused of abuse

Karen Spurlock, and Spurlock’s live-in boyfriend, Shane Sasher, are accused of abusing Jaxsin.

‘All she could do was scream,’ said officer who helped car explosion victim

A car fire and explosion rocked a Cincinnati neighborhood Monday afternoon, causing a street to shut down.

Continuous downpour takes a toll on Louisville roads

With cars and trucks stuck, several drivers had to be rescued from their vehicles and flooding closed streets throughout the city.

Mayoral candidates square off in first debate

Mayor Greg Fischer (D-Louisville) and his Republican challenger, Metro Councilwoman Angela Leet, laid out their two very different visions for the city during a debate on Monday evening.

Rare ‘holy water’ draws thousands to Ethiopian Church in KY

People are rinsed in the water, even drink it, and leave cured of all physical ailments, they say.

Local singing group Linkin’ Bridge sues former manager

Linkin' Bridge gained fame making it to the finals on America's Got Talent on NBC in 2016. At the time, Tom Mabe was representing them.

18-year-old shot in Shepherdsville

When officers arrived, they found a man had been shot in the abdomen.

Officials: Decision on Louder Than Life to come later this week

Torrential rain caused Bourbon & Beyond to be cut short, leaving campers stuck in the mud and festival fans wondering if Louder than Life will be saved.

New look, options for KY driver’s licenses and IDs unveiled

Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits and identification cards will have a new look beginning in 2019.

Former Card Eric Wood says he ate 100 pieces of sushi in 1 sitting while at UofL

Move over, Joey Chestnut and John Boel, there’s a new eating champion in Louisville.

Mayor Fischer reads to students

Kindergarten and third grade students at Semple Elementary welcomed a special guest reader to the school.

Multiple students suffer minor injuries in Harrison County bus crash

The school bus slid off the road around 4 p.m. Monday.

Mark Handy: Second special prosecutor could be assigned to investigate former detective

Another special prosecutor may be assigned to investigate a former Louisville detective at the center of four overturned convictions.

Basketball Bribery Scandal: Here are the questions prospective jurors will be asked

Jury selection begins next week in the FBI’s case against Adidas for the apparel giant’s alleged involvement in a pay-to-play scheme involving several universities, including the University of Louisville.

Hardin County teen killed in weekend crash

The two-vehicle crash happened Sept. 22 around 1:45 p.m. in the 500 block of College Street.

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

Deported Ohio mother of 4 reunited with family

A Fairfield mother of four who was deported to Mexico in April 2017 is now back home with her family, attorneys say.

Family of 17-year-old killed in South Louisville asks for justice

Martez Wade, 17, was shot and killed in a South Louisville apartment complex three weeks ago. No arrests have been made. Now his mother is asking for justice.

A muddy mess: Bourbon & Beyond concertgoers head home

Cleanup begins on the muddy park, with another music festival scheduled to start Friday.

Zoneton Fire Protection rescues 2 deer from flooded basement

The Zoneton Fire Protection District rescued two trapped deer from a flooded basement under construction on Sunday.

Six Flags is hosting a 30-Hour Coffin Challenge

Six Flags St. Louis will be celebrating “30 Years of Screams” during the halloween season this year with a 30-Hour Coffin Challenge.