Positively WAVE

Country star Tracy Lawrence teams up with Louisville organization to feed families

Lawrence first launched the initiative in Nashville, raising more than $300,000 so far.

Sticky notes spread positivity

Little Steven: Born to Inspire

Elementary students send care packages to troops overseas

Fisherville organization partners with Home Depot Foundation to help veterans with PTSD

YMCA of Greater Louisville offers deal to veterans this weekend

AL Piggly Wiggly employee rewarded with car after good deed

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  Pass the Cash: Best friends think of each other for Pass the Cash

Woman would appreciate it if you stopped feeding her ‘gold digging’ dog at McDonald’s

Pediatric heart transplant patient goes home

Pass the Cash: Woman surprised with donation while getting car repaired

Little Black Dress project hopes to make big difference for those living in poverty

Injured Veteran receives mortgage-free home, fresh start in Louisville

Keith Urban visits hospitalized fan after Mercy nurses start social media campaign

Marissa English is a huge fan of country star Keith Urban. Her nurses at Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center launched a social media campaign in hopes of the singer meeting with her before his appearance in Toledo on Thursday.

Pass the Cash: Man with daughter born prematurely caught off guard with donation

TSA Officer Mewes stopped when she saw our Pass the Cash sign. She wanted to help her friend at work, Thomas.

  White Cane Day observed Monday

October 15th has been set aside as a day of national observance in the United States and all over the world to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired.

100 years later, the family of a veteran receives Purple Heart for WWI

A Purple Heart Medal presentation took place at Fort Jackson to recognize Sergeant Perry Loyd's contribution and sacrifice as a volunteer soldier during World War I.

LMPD officer helps rescue victim of head-on crash

Louisville Salvation Army members head out to help Hurricane Michael victims

Pass the Cash: Woman fighting ovarian cancer gets $1,200 surprise

Iroquois High students share difficult pasts in published book

KY balloonist survives perilous trip across Europe, wins silver medal

Mega Millions: Elizabethtown woman wins $1 million, plans to buy a new house

Alley transformed into creative space for downtown workers, visitors

Once viewed as eyesores, a new downtown project is turning forgotten alleys into creative destinations.

Louisville meets Liverpool: Boxers visit WAVE Country as part of cultural exchange program

Boxers from Liverpool, England are in WAVE Country this week to build on connections made back in 1964.

Bullitt County students bond with therapy dog

Students and staff at one elementary school are bonding with their new Aussie Doodle certified therapy dog.

KHS sets record for most adoptions in one day with ‘Empty the Shelters’ event

The Kentucky Humane Society held their annual “Empty the Shelters” event Saturday, breaking its record for most adoptions in one day.

Good Samaritan revives squirrel after car scare

A motionless squirrel, stunned after nearly being hit by a car, was revived by a passing driver on Friday. The Good Samaritan driver performed chest compressions on tiny animal at the side of a Minnesota road.

Deputy rescues injured owl on Louisville Road

Nelson County deputy rescues injured owl found by construction employees

  Cooking school, restaurant partner to design a better kids menu

Each week, groups of kids ages 5-to-10 years old and 10-to-15 years old meet at MESA Kids Cooking School, trading schoolbooks for chef’s aprons. Here, they learn how and what to cook.

Positively WAVE: Anonymous donation covers $10,000 loss 2 days after AMPED break-in

AMPED founder and Executive Director Dave Christopher accepted the anonymous $10,000 donation Tuesday the with tears and hugs.

School board honors South Harrison school resource officer

A Corydon Elementary School resource officer was honored Tuesday for his actions after a man walked into the school with a pellet gun.

Positively WAVE: Man mowing lawns across America cuts grass for Louisville family

Rodney Smith Jr. says this started small, lending a helping hand to someone who couldn’t finish mowing the lawn, but has since transformed in a way to help people around the country doing the same.

Downtown alley transformed into creative destination

A new downtown project is turning forgotten alleys from eyesores to creative destinations.

Shepherdsville PD K9 gifted bulletproof vest

K9 Cherry was granted the gear by an organization that works for K9s nationwide.

‘Parasail Man’ is Shepherdsville’s latest attraction

Kids in nearby parks can be seen shouting “incoming!” whenever they see Brent Coots fly through the sky on his motorized parasail.

Pass the Cash: Neighbors think of woman who can’t afford medicine

Ms. Gladys suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis and can't afford her medicine.

Pillows help survivors of violence cope, spread message of education

A skilled learned at a summer camp has turned into a business and a chance to help survivors who have lost a loved one to violence cope.

AG wants to change Kentucky law to allow statewide grand juries

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

Chris Sullivan and Chrissy Metz talk season 3 of ‘This Is Us’

"This Is Us" stars Chris Sullivan and Chrissy Metz spoke to WAVE 3 News ahead of Tuesday's Season 3 debut.

Catnapping volunteer is the hero we need right now

A Wisconsin man’s cat-naps have made him an internet star. Terry is a volunteer at the Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay.

Positively WAVE: Young students rally to support schoolmate battling tumor diagnosis

More than 200 students broke the rules at St. Martha Catholic School on Klondike Lane on Thursday, but it was for a good reason.

Louisville man wins Toyota 4Runner after donating blood

Fred Perkins said he never imagined he would win the grand prize.

911 calls help tell story of students aiding JCPS bus driver

The Jefferson County Public Schools bus driver who students helped during a medical emergency Friday has been released from the hospital, according to school officials.

Humana Foundation donates $250,000 to Hurricane Florence disaster relief

Humana has opened a toll-free crisis intervention hotline and counseling services to anyone impacted by the storm.

‘A Recipe to End Hunger’ raises funds at Moose Lodge

WAVE 3 News Anchor Dawne Gee hosted a fundraiser for her charity tonight at the Moose Lodge on Fegenbush Lane on Friday night.

‘Tough Cookies’ honored for civic, community contributions

The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana recognized four community and civic leaders for their contributions to society, support of the Girl Scouts and helping with the organization’s mission of developing girls “of confidence, courage and character.”

Kentucky artist honors reporter who broke racial barriers

Next week, a statue made by a Kentucky artist will be unveiled at the Newseum in Washington, DC, honoring the daughter of a Kentucky sharecropper, Alice Allison Dunnigan.

Louisville Zoo elephant receives ultrasound in month 11 of pregnancy

Mikki the African elephant is in month 11 of her pregnancy.

Last Honor Flight of the year leaves for Washington D.C.

Eight-three veterans are now on the trip of a lifetime to Washington D.C.

Whitney Austin released from hospital 5 days after Cincinnati shooting

The Louisville woman who was shot multiple times during last week’s mass shooting in Cincinnati was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

No mystery: A soldier and a hero

It was not on a battlefield but in the cab of a burning truck on a Kentucky highway where Sgt. First Class Mario King risked his life, crawling into the flames to drag out truck driver Burl Bowling.

Kosair Charities grants thousands to Dare to Care food bank

The $750,000 will be spread over three years

Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon surprise visitors at 30 Rock

On Thursday night’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Jimmy and Sir Paul McCartney gave visitors on 30 Rock’s elevators the surprise of a lifetime.

Louisville restaurant delivers hot Italian meals to the homeless

When their restaurant had to close for repairs, two chefs decided take their food to the streets.

Pass the Cash: Single mom with special needs kids, sinking in debt, gets a lifeline

Miranda works to support her family and must pay for a nurse to help her children while she’s at work.

Search angel helps reconnect families using DNA, genealogy

A southern Indiana teacher spends her free time helping people from all around the country reconnect with family members.

KY couple riding bicycles across country

It’s a passion that’s pushing them -- to raise money, awareness and hopefully one day a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Positively WAVE: Cheerleading team needs financial help to make New Year's Day bowl trip happen

Thirteen young girls, who've dedicated a big chunk of their life to cheering on others, need encouragement of their own to reach a lifelong dream.

Positively WAVE: LMPD officer hoops it up with some South Louisville teens

Need a reason to smile today? We always love it when we can tell positive, local, stories at WAVE 3 News, and this one's a treat.

Shannon Cogan reads to children at Republic Bank picnic

Shannon Cogan read the book "The Teddy Bears' Picnic" to kids at Springhurst Republic Bank.

  Kentucky war hero awarded Medal of Honor

A Kentucky farm boy with an eighth grade education and the heart of a true hero is now the second-most decorated veteran from World War II.