Positively WAVE

  Sales of Kentucky hemp products skyrocketed in 2018

Kentucky’s hemp product sales surged in 2018, according to the commonwealth’s agriculture commissioner.

  Positively WAVE: Canada goose running around with an arrow through it has been caught, saved

Louisville woman celebrates 105th birthday

Nurse retires after 44-years of caring for others at Green Valley Care Center

Bibles, crosses left untouched in massive church fire

  JCPS teachers make sure missed school days don’t mean missed meals

Shelby Park plants its 500th tree in 5 years

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WAVE Country students honored with Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarships

  Pass the Cash: Walmart employee receives help in midst of car, housing issues

Louisville Urban League honors black community leaders with unique portraits

Hanover College a stop for the Don Shirley trio, portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie ‘Green Book’

  New snow leopard arrives at Louisville Zoo

  Positively WAVE: Louisville woman finds long-lost father through DNA kit after 62 years

  Positively WAVE: Popular cookie shop thankful for homeless veteran’s sweet gesture

You may have had a Kizito cookie or seen them around town. And recently, a kind gesture on the outside of the store made the viral rounds on social media.

Hardin Co. teacher uses corgis in classroom

She says the dogs have led to less fighting among the students, improved work ethic and better attendance.

  POSITIVELY WAVE: Students crown classmate with autism homecoming king

Homecoming may have been a week ago, but students around Lanesville High School are still thinking about it. Students voted for and crowned Peyton Wolfe, who has autism, as homecoming king on Feb. 8.

Rajon Rondo gifts new shoes to high achieving students at new JCPS school

A Louisville native turned NBA star gave an assist to some students at the W.E.B. DuBois Academy.

New snow leopard on the way to Louisville Zoo

The public has spoken: The female golden eagle at Bernheim Forest finally has a name

  Pass the Cash: Veteran gets help to make a house a home

  Best friends match in tuxedos on Valentine’s day

Artist surprises Louisville shop owner with designs on boarded windows

Charlestown PD selling decals for Bertram family

Police, fire rescue dog stuck on Louisville roof

The dog was cold and hungry, but otherwise fine.

  Dolly Parton honored with MusiCares’ Person of the Year award for work with Imagination Library

The "Queen of Country Music" was honored on Friday night.

  Hope’s Closet celebrates one year at new Taylorsville Road location

An idea that started in a garage has turned into a 1,500 square foot safe haven for foster families.

  Driver, deputies help rescue 93-year-old man trapped in car for 8 hours

A driver and Nelson County deputies helped rescue a 93-year-old man who had been trapped in his car for at least eight hours.

  Son of fallen LMPD Det. Deidre Mengedoht treated to shopping spree

Those shopping with Preston hoped it helped him just get to be a kid for a minute.

  Pass the Cash: Man recovering from kidney transplant receives another blessing

Mike is celebrating the birth of his first child, while also fighting to stay alive.

Raising Cane’s raises funds for family of fallen LMPD detective

Once Cane's heard news of the death of Det. Deidre Mengedoht, they immediately wanted to help.

Indiana organization collecting shoulder patches to make quilt for fallen Charlestown Indiana officer

Each quilt is personalized and given to the family of the fallen officer.

Supplies Over Seas ships $150K worth of medical supplies to Uganda

The Louisville-based global health organization partners with hospitals and other medical institutions to recover surplus medical supplies and equipment.

Harrison County resource officer returns to work after being injured while tackling suspect

Despite being injured, Officer Steven Duley says he was ready for the situation thanks to years of training.

Hometown Heroes cup returns to raise money for local police and fire charities

The Hometown Hero cups can be purchased at any Mission BBQ location.

Grayson County High School’s new homecoming queen is Emily Lush

Emily Lush has Down syndrome, but it doesn’t stop her from being a ray of light for her family--and living life to the fullest. On Friday night, she was named the 2019 homecoming queen of Grayson County High School.

  VIDEO: Cafeteria workers have impromptu dance party

When that feeling hits you, sometimes you just need to bust a move!The cafeteria workers at East Robeson Primary in Lumberton, NC did just that to make their workday a little more fun.

  Boutique hotel to transform Madison riverfront, helping grow tourism and redevelopment

Since the 1980s, the historic Eagle cotton mill has sat empty. But soon, it will be transformed into an 80 room boutique hotel.

Day care employees honored for quick actions after fire destroys day care building

All employees of Southside Christian Childcare received certificates of appreciation after getting all the children out of the building during a fire earlier this month.

  Veteran’s Club continues giving to federal workers despite end of shutdown

One Louisville man said he plans to keep giving to those in the Coast Guard until they rebound from the financial troubles caused by the political battle.

Better Block Louisville comes to Parkland

The Better Block program is designed to help revitalize an area--to create new energy--and hopefully attract new businesses and development.

For the first time in 35 years, no children were murdered in Sacramento, CA, last year

Officials have been working to curb juvenile crime by reaching out to those at risk, and police say no child homicides shows that outreach is having an impact.

  Muslim Americans for Compassion feed TSA workers amid government shutdown

The government shutdown has reached historic lengths. So, the community showed up to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Sunday to help federal workers who have been going without pay for quite a while now.

  8-year-old boy helps Coast Guard neighbors impacted by shutdown

Some federal employees are still working without pay as the government shutdown continues. When a young boy in Mount Washington got word of that this week, he decided to do something about it.

  Pass the Cash: Friend helps single mother with cancer who lost husband to heart attack

Shannon was diagnosed with breast cancer a little over a year ago. But in the midst of her own troubles, just days after Thanksgiving, her husband suffered a heart attack and died.

  KY police officers awarded for helping save 6-week-old baby’s life

Three Mt. Washington police officers are being awarded for their actions to help save a baby in cardiac arrest.

Hopkinsville officers help deliver baby

When the officers arrived and saw that the pregnant woman was ready to give birth, they gloved up and delivered a healthy baby boy.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

LMPD Officers eat Carolina Reaper peppers

They made a challenge and the public came through. LMPD officer wanted 7981 Facebook shares for a fundraiser to help Detective Deidre Mengedoht's family. And as a result of the successful fundraiser, five officers downed a Carolina Reaper pepper. It went about as well as you would expect.

  5th Annual Warm Up Louisville draws a “full house”

The Louisville Musicians Service Coalition held their fifth annual Warm Up Louisville benefit at Zanzabar Sunday.

  Pass the Cash: Single mom with cancer working through chemo gets support

It was a group of coworkers whose nomination called us to Scottsburg to help a single mom fight for her life and her family.

  Charity raffle jackpot reaching $500,000 as new year arrives

Khalil’s Restaurant and non-profit Shirley’s Way teamed up to raise the money for families affected by cancer.

Cincinnati Zoo welcomes new baby penguin

A new baby penguin was born at the Cincinnati Zoo this week, just in time to ring in 2019.

  Preparations underway for New Year’s Eve in Louisville

With Christmas in the past and the start of 2019 right around the corner, people are planning out how they’ll mark the start of the new year around town.

Oxmoor Auto Group donates thousands to local organizations

The money was raised throughout the month of November.

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

R&B star Bryson Tiller stuns Louisville shopper with surprise grocery gift

Dorlisa Jones said she only needed a few things - but Tiller insisted she fill her cart.

Jennifer Lawrence visits Norton Children’s Hospital as part of annual tradition

Every year, Lawrence visits children and their families at Norton Children's Hospital.

Newborns wrapped in stockings for Christmas

Each year, Baptist Health Louisville dresses newborn babies in stockings.

  Louisville church leader, organist leaves behind legacy of service

Bill Lincoln started working at St. Boniface as an organist when he was just a teenager. In the fifty years that followed, he got a lot of practice crafting the sounds of the Catholic church on E. Liberty Street.

'Christmas miracle’: Salvation Army finds $1.3k gold coin in red kettle

An anonymous donor left a generous gift in a Salvation Army red kettle Friday.

Women’s shelter gets big boost from Give 502

The shelter is a safe space to keep warm, shower, do laundry, and connect to services and support groups.

Longhorn Steakhouse donates leftover food to Louisville organizations

Here in Louisville, LongHorn has donated more than 202,515 pounds to local food banks.

High school students pack food for fellow students, learn a lesson on giving

The students at Renaissance Academy put as much food together as they could to make sure southern Indiana kids don't go hungry.

  Mother embraces soldier son in tearful reunion after 6 months apart

Lisa Anderson didn't tell her son she had cancer. Now that he's home from basic training, she's going to tell her son that things are looking up.

  Soldier surprises sister at school for the holidays

A Northern Kentucky kindergartner got the surprise of her life when her soldier brother came home for the holidays.

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

'Very happy to be rescued’: Officials save dog stranded in Ohio River

Crews worked to free a dog that was trapped in the Ohio River on a pylon near the Roebling Bridge.

Dixie Elementary, Rack Room Shoes give students new kicks

Dozens of elementary school kids in need received new shoes and socks on Friday, thanks to a partnership between Rack Room Shoes and Dixie Elementary School.

Dozens of kids get free shoes for the holidays

Some JCPS students are starting off their holidays with a brand new pair of shoes. For the fourth year, Rack Room Shoes in Valley Station partnered with Dixie Elementary to Provide New Shoes and socks for six dozen students.

  Kentucky woman vows to live a better life after receiving special gift

Velina Stacy could have died waiting for a kidney. She's thankful for the family who donated their child's organs and saved her life.

JCPS students deliver holiday greetings to seniors for Operation Holiday Card

Students from JPCS middle schools delivered hundreds of holiday cards to residents at Jefferson Manor Rehab and Wellness Center.

  Soldiers home for the holidays

The 1st Theater Sustainment Command special troops battalion has been in Southwest Asia for the past six months.

Holiday Donation Drive looks to provide food, clothes for Louisville’s less fortunate

Items will be collected at Molly Malone's in St. Matthews.

Col. Sanders impersonator rings Salvation Army bells

In his lifetime, the real Colonel Harland Sanders was a staunch advocate of The Salvation Army and gave generously to support its operations for many years.

  ‘TODAY’ features Santa Claus, IN

The TODAY show gave Santa Claus, Indiana the spotlight Wednesday morning.

  Dog running down Broadway saved by stranger

In this "pawsitivily" WAVE story, WAVE 3 News reporter Natalia Martinez captures the moment a pit bull befriends a human, before being taken to LMAS.

Puppy rescued from frigid, partially frozen creek in Georgetown, KY

It's likely the puppy is blind and deaf.

Local animal shelters reducing or eliminating adoption fees for the holidays

Participating animal shelters include KHS, LMAS, and the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter.

  BAFOL’s ‘Give a Child a Smile’ Christmas party aims to help children in need this Christmas

The Chirstmas party takes place at the Chestnut Street YMCA Ballroom on Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Combat veteran, wife donate all their belongings to firefighters affected by California wildfires

The home essentials, including furniture, electronics, tools and more, will help dozens of firefighters whose homes burned down in the Camp Fire.

Soldiers given highest peacetime award for heroic rescue

One day when the two soldiers were on there way into work. They saw a man get into a car accident, losing control of his care and driving off the road into a ditch. the car began to sink and they both jumped into the 40 degree water and rescued the man.