Editorial

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.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 30, 2017: Student Success

A University of Louisville student was the only Kentucky student named a Truman scholar, granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to public service. Six UofL students were also named Fulbright Scholars this year, making it 110 Fulbright Scholars for the university in the past 15 years.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - November 21, 2017: Give Thanks

Thank you. Two simple words we don't say often enough. Seems appropriate this week to act on using them more.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 21, 2017: Heritage West Project

Attracting sporting events to your area can be a difference maker - particularly if you have a facility neighboring states don't have and there is a demand for its use.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 14, 2017: Cards Football

Home opening football games stir up extra excitement normally, but the one Saturday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium will be electrifying. At stake could be an ACC Atlantic division title.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - September 12, 2017: Celebrating 100 years

Metro United Way celebrates 100 years of making our community better this year. During that time, individuals and businesses in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, and Shelby counties in Kentucky, and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison in Indiana, have contributed nearly $1 billion to the effort.

WAVE 3 News Guest Editorial - August 31, 2017: Shaping Our Economic Future

Three numbers tell the story of today's economy - its challenges and its potential:

WAVE 3 News Editorial - August 31, 2017: DIRECTV Extension

Our carriage agreement with DIRECTV has been temporarily extended, ensuring our local DIRECTV subscribers will continue to receive WAVE 3 News through Tuesday, September 5.

WAVE 3 News Editorial - July 25, 2017: Direct Flights

We applaud the newly created Louisville Regional Airlift Development group of business, community, and government leaders aimed at bringing new, nonstop air service to Louisville International Airport. ?

WAVE 3 News Editorial - July 18, 2017: Go West

Go West in Louisville and you will see signs of hope and possibilities.