LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Nelson County's very own Kevin Harned, a graduate of Purdue University, began his career at WAVE 3 in June 1998.
Over the years Kevin has worked with the area's best meteorologists: Tom Wills and John Belski, Kevin's mentor. Upon the announcement of John's retirement in September 2010, Kevin was named Chief Meteorologist at WAVE 3. Kevin first met John in the 7th grade and managed to keep in touch with him for years before working under his direction.
"After all these years at WAVE 3, it's time for Kevin Harned to take the reins and lead the weather team," Belski said upon his retirement.
Kevin says he looks forward to carrying on the tradition of Louisville's best weather team with accurate, dependable forecasts delivered in a personable, yet professional manner.
Kevin was one of the youngest members of the American Meteorological Society to receive the AMS Television Broadcast Seal of Approval.
He enjoys forecasting, but says there is nothing like witnessing the power of nature.
Taking a hands-on approach, you'll see Kevin chasing tornadoes and hurricanes, standing in floods and the worst winter storms -- working for you, keeping you and your family safe.
Kevin's favorite weather is 70 degrees and sunny, but he also enjoys a good thunderstorm.
In his spare time, Kevin likes to water ski and spend time with friends and family.
Kevin makes numerous community appearances and uses his so-called "weird" hobby of auctioneering to benefit many local charities.
Because of his involvement in countless organizations and events, the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce recognized Kevin as its 2012 Man of the Year. Kevin also was named Best TV Weathercaster in 2011 by the readers of Louisville Magazine in its annual "Best of Louisville" edition.
Kevin says that weather is his hobby and people are his passion.