John Boel's wins for best news anchor three of the past four years put his career Emmy Award total at 87, but he's even more proud of his wife and two daughters.
John is a 13-time Edward R. Murrow Award winner, but he's even prouder of his efforts helping people in the world of addiction recovery.
When he's not working or speaking, John enjoys fishing and training for triathlons. He has completed 11 Ironman Triathlons, and at the age of 54 John is also an author. His book "On the News, In the News" spent three months on the Louisville best-seller list.
John co-anchors WAVE 3 News from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each weekday, and he loves to tell a good story.
Large, formerly abandoned houses, filled with 10 to 20 tenants, spilling out into the neighborhood, attracting prostitutes, severely impaired people, drug dealers doing transactions through car windows, and police officers responding to it all.
New feelings and new emotions were all over the Miracle Playground in Fern Creek after a ribbon cutting. It’s a specially designed playground that is fully accessible to children of all abilities and all disabilities, physical, cognitive or emotional.
The BP gas station on East Broadway was declared a public nuisance after three police incidents in 12 months -- drinking in the parking lot, selling marijuana in the lot and a customer shot by a store clerk.
86,000 people in the United States this year will experience the pain of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26 miles of running in one day. 15,000 children this year will experience the pain of a cancer diagnosis.
When Louisville added a city Christmas tree to Light Up Louisville in 1984, Jim Burke was the first to donate his 25 foot blue spruce. Sixty-seven years ago, when the United States decided to light up three islands in the Pacific Ocean with nuclear bomb testing, Burke thought he was heading to the Korean War on the USS Curtiss.
Every time I secretly watched over the course of three weeks, whether it was morning or evening, I recorded a steady stream of people coming and going after spending anywhere from a minute to an hour inside.
After her husband of 30 years left, one son was murdered, and her other son overdosed on heroin three years ago, the former schoolteacher turned to drugs to numb the pain, and paid for the drugs with prostitution.
Every couple of weeks, I watched a woman baptizing other women at the church I attend. After speaking to her, it didn't take long to start hearing one of the most amazing stories I've ever been around.