Editorial

  WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 13, 2018: Soccer Success

Soccer and success seem synonymous around WAVE Country, what with high school, college and pro teams winning or contending for championships.

  WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 8, 2018: Veterans Day

We should thank a veteran every day for their service for all of us, but especially this Sunday when we mark a special day to honor America’s veterans.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 1, 2018: Sporting Cornucopia

The Breeders' Cup certainly headlines an amazing weekend of sports impacting our region.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 30, 2018: Breeders’ Cup Welcome

Louisville and Churchill Downs will show off the entertainment, hospitality, and horse racing love it is known for globally this week.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 25, 2018: Limiting School Suspensions

Suspensions in Jefferson County Public Schools are down the first three months of this school year. We hope the rest of the school year continues on this path. We also hope a new policy would be considered.

Sen. McConnell op-ed: Protest at Louisville restaurant didn’t ruin my meal

Sen. Mitch McConnell submitted an editorial to media outlets to tell his side of the story about what happened during a recent meal with his wife in Louisville.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 23, 2018: Approve MSD Plan

The reality is when the sewer lines being repaired are more than 150 years old, major repairs are not unexpected. Century-old sewers are going to fail.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 18, 2018: Lives well-lived

Living a life that uplifts others is a mark of a life well-lived. Many of us strive to do just that.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - October 2, 2018: New High School Graduation Standards

An exhilarating GE Appliance Park announcement of creating 400 new hourly jobs with a $200 million upgrade helped take some of the sting off new data confirming many high school diplomas earned by students in Kentucky’s public schools are relatively meaningless.

Of sunrise, shopping malls, and technological nirvana: A newcomer experiences an Apple launch event

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation. Nowhere do Thoreau’s words ring more true than in the belly of a shopping mall at 6 a.m.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 13, 2018: Character Growth

What are your top five character strengths?

  WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 6, 2018: UofL Growth

It's been quite a summer for the University of Louisville.

Childish name-calling among Kentucky’s power elite an embarrassment to civil discourse

The name-calling between some of Kentucky's most visible men has become a troubling trend recently.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 4, 2018: Ready for School

In some Louisville zip codes nearly three out of every four children began kindergarten a few weeks ago unprepared for it.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - Aug. 30, 2018: Labor and unemployment

It is an interesting celebration of labor this weekend.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 28, 2018: JCPS local control

Kentucky's largest school district won't be taken over by the state thanks to a settlement between the Kentucky Board of Education and Jefferson County Public Schools. We applaud the efforts to get to this point and hope the 100% focus now will be on addressing the deficiencies cited in the audit that led to JCPS having to the fight for control.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 21, 2018: Journalism & Democracy

Serving local communities matters and television and radio stations and newspapers in this area and across the country do it with passion and compassion every day at all hours of the day.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 14, 2018: Simmons College

Dr. Kevin Cosby pastors a church - St. Stephen's - that uplifts the Louisville community in so many ways, and he envisions five years from now that Simmons College of Kentucky will transform the entire city of Louisville and be one of the top Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 7, 2018: Clean up!

Trash alone won't deter potential newcomers from calling the Louisville region home, but it would certainly help make a difference if we looked better.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 9, 2018: Feedback

Our "Clean up!" editorial this week prompted several responses.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 2, 2018: Advocacy

Plenty to advocate for today - an agreement between Kentucky and Jefferson County Public Schools that avoids a state takeover but allows for enhanced oversight makes sense for JCPS but only if they can live with the terms.

  WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial - July 24, 2018: Transition to Kindergarten

Is your child ready for kindergarten? School readiness is not just about a child's skills but includes the connections around the child that support him or her to make a successful transition to kindergarten.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - Taking Back Your Streets

We all want a safe place to live. Now it is time to do something about it.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - July 12, 2018: Business Rankings

Cheers to the State of Indiana in the CNBC annual rankings of America's top states for business, but the news for Kentucky was not as good.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - July 10, 2018: Topgolf

Oxmoor Center in Louisville generates millions in tax revenue each year for Louisville and has for decades. Oxmoor Mall is the centerpiece of it and the mall has been looking for a tenant to replace the vacated Sears department store and parking lot. They found one in Topgolf, an attraction in neighboring communities in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Nashville, and throughout the country in more than 40 cities.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - July 5, 2018: Louisville Budget

Credit to Louisville Metro Council and the Mayor for passing a $741 million budget with no new or increased taxes, cuts to services, or layoffs.

EDITORIAL: KSP safeguards citizens, employees and facilities, in full view of first amendment

The KSP protocol of allowing two Poor People's Campaign protestors at a time to enter the Capitol building was implemented based upon general crowd control training, coupled with law enforcement officers' specific experiences with this particular group.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - June 19, 2018: Open A Book This Summer

Children should engage with sports, summer camps, and swimming pools. But reading is also critically important.

WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial - June 14, 2018: Quality education for all

"I believe that my children shouldn't have to travel across town in order to get a good education, I believe that JCPS has a duty to treat all districts equally, so that my children can learn and succeed in their own neighborhoods."

WAVE 3 News Editorial - June 12, 2018: Flag Protocol Feedback

We appreciate all of your feedback and welcome your suggestions on potential editorials.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - June 7, 2018: Kentucky Derby Festival

It was an impressive effort this year from the Kentucky Derby Festival team, their team of volunteers, the business community, and the community overall who supported the 70-plus events.

  WAVE 3 News Editorial - May 10, 2018: Plenty to Cheer

There is plenty to cheer about this week.

WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial - May 8, 2018: National Salvation Army Week

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower designated a National Salvation Army week as a reminder to all Americans to give freely of themselves, and to serve the needs of "OTHERS" who are less fortunate. Next week we will be celebrating the 65th annual National Salvation Army Week in Louisville.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - March, 20, 2018: Safe Schools

We all want safe schools. Students and parents want learning to be paramount, not worrying about gun violence.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - February 22, 2018: Mass Shootings

"How was your day at school?" has taken on new meaning in our country.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - February 8, 2018: Candidates

It is encouraging to see several women running for seats in the Kentucky Legislature this year. That body could use more diversity.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - February 1, 2018: Accolades

We have some accolades to shout out today.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - January 30, 2018: Feedback

Our editorial on reducing the prison population received many responses.

WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial - January 25, 2018: Bringing the NBA to Louisville

Recently, Audubon Park adopted a resolution reinforcing Metro Louisville's resolution showing a desire for an NBA team and encouraging all incorporated cities within Louisville to follow suit. By broadening this into a social movement throughout the city and state, we can show solidarity, aiding an attempt to lure an NBA franchise to Louisville.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - January 18, 2018: Reducing Prison Population

More than 13% of Kentucky's children have an incarcerated parent. That's higher than any other state.

WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial - January 16, 2018: UofL Foundation

After 884 consecutive days of audits and investigations, the University of Louisville Foundation wrapped up last year with a complete clean bill of health.