By Ken Selvaggi WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager
Louisville was named America's Most Livable City last year
by none other than the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Impressive recognition and fostered in part by the
initiative begun last year by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called Give a Day.
That effort is being reprised as an annual event of the
Kentucky Derby Festival for an entire week
before Derby to kick off the Derby Festival.
Many local non-profit agencies need volunteer help. So do many other civic groups, schools and
We encourage participation. The event runs from April 13 to 21
and sign up for project participation is underway now at www.mygiveaday.com.
WAVE 3 will also be involved in a Kentucky Gives initiative
on April 24. It is a one-day online
giving event organized by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network to bring together
nonprofits and donors across the state in an efficient way that raises
significant money for many worth causes.
All 501(c)(3) registered charities in Kentucky are eligible. They just need to register at the Kentucky
Gives website to participate.
Needs are many throughout our region. Your helping hand to make a difference is
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanMore >>
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
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The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville scouts and their parents wondering where they will meet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:03:49 GMT
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit. Tiara Monique Garness, 22, was arrested at about 5 a.m.More >>
A North Carolina woman was arrested Friday morning for indecent exposure after officers saw her wearing a thong swimsuit.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:34:36 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Friday afternoon two home invasions are reported to police less than an hour apart. Police are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible. The first robberyMore >>
Two home invasions are reported to Louisville Metro Police less than an hour apart and now officers are trying to determine if the same group of people are responsible.More >>