Local organizations hope GivingTuesday donations inject meaningful dollars into the community

In 2020, GivingTuesday has become even more important, as several small nonprofit have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Riders spread Christmas joy in 38th Annual Toys for Tots Run in Louisville

  Salvation Army’s Angel Tree campaign seeking adoptions with one week left

  Small Business Saturday hopes to reinvigorate local economy amid pandemic

Company owner surprises employees before the Thanksgiving holiday

Salvation Army serves socially distanced Thanksgiving dinner to people in need

  Army veteran delivers meals to homeless in downtown Louisville

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  ‘Greatest Cleanup in West End History’ planned for Saturday

  Wayside Christian Mission adapts to pandemic, provides Thanksgiving meals

Evansville mother receives new home through Habitat for Humanity

Kroger raises over $250 thousand in bourbon auction benefiting Dare to Care

Kentucky State Police delivers food boxes for kids

  Santa Claus doing virtual visits this year

  Friendsgiving Turkey Drive helps Louisville families four fourth straight year

On Tuesday, hundreds of turkeys and thousands of Thanksgiving meals were delivered by local groups to families in need.

Vincenzo’s continues tradition serving Thanksgiving meals to those in need

An annual tradition continues as one local restaurant prepared and served hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to the homeless and those in need.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library documentary to be live-streamed in December

Dolly Parton Imagination Library documentary to be live-streamed in December.

Dawne Gee honored with Spirit of Louisville award

Dawne Gee received a special award while emceeing an event Tuesday morning.

2020 Community Champions announced

150 trees being planted in downtown Louisville

NBA star teams up with LMPD to help Louisville families in need

  Zoneton Fire District prepping for Santa runs as chief battles cancer, COVID-19

Churchill Downs, Volunteers of America team up to feed families in need this Thanksgiving

Worried about money? Now is the time to talk to your children about holiday gifts

Virtual Snow Ball Raffle winners announced

Both a BMW and a new home were given away.

$42K grant to create plaza in Parkland neighborhood

Mayor Greg Fischer says he’s hoping reinvesting back into the Parkland area can bring new businesses and sustainability to the area.

  Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle, Angel Tree programs early as community need grows

The pandemic has created more need than ever for the programs.

Imagination Library of Louisville telethon set for Friday

Dolly Parton’s wildly successful reading program for kids will celebrate a major milestone in its Louisville efforts with special coverage on WAVE 3 News on Friday afternoon.

Campaign hopes to raise millions ahead of Muhammad Ali Childhood Home Museum opening

Muhammad Ali moved into the home, located at 3302 Grand Avenue, when he was 5 years old.

Radio host living on lift to support bike donations for children

At 6 a.m. on a chilly Thursday, Q103′s morning show host Gator Glass went up in a lift at the UAW 862 Union Hall. Why? He’s kicking off the 2020 Bike or Bust.

TurkeyStock 2020 gathers turkeys for families in need

The 7th Annual TURKEYSTOCK Returns to help Kentucky Harvest& Families in West Louisville.

6-year-old diagnosed with MIS-C released from hospital

A 6-year-old southern Indiana boy who suffered complications after getting COVID-19 has been released from the hospital.

  Owners of planned west Louisville music studio hoping to work with, inspire youth

Two locals say west Louisville’s music industry has massive potential, but they want a place for local music artists to perfect their crafts.

  Hundreds of turkeys handed out to families fighting pandemic and homicide loss

For families, the 300 Thanksgiving turkeys handed out Sunday in Louisville’s California neighborhood meant more than just a meal.

Veterans learn skills in automotive repair in ‘Operation Jeep Build Program’

Veterans got their chance to put their automotive repair skills to the test as the first project in the “Operation Jeep Build Program” began on Sunday.

  Volunteers, performing arts group help feed and clothe West Louisville community

The volunteers with the nonprofit group credited help from other organizations in Louisville with helping gather donations from people’s closets and money.

Smoketown neighborhood church celebrates 148th anniversary with ‘Bag of Blessings’ food giveaway

Coke Memorial United Methodist Church, located on East Breckinridge Street, hosted a drive-by food giveaway event outside of the church.

  Louisville salons, private clubs among new targets for increased COVID-19 inspections

Louisville Metro's Department of Public Health and Wellness announced more COVID-19 inspections among businesses that the department typically does not monitor often.

  Festival of Trees and Lights moves virtual

The 2020 Festival of Trees and Lights has gone virtual for 2020.

Teen beekeeper receives anonymous donation to attend high school

A 13-year-old beekeeper from West Louisville who was saving money to attend Trinity High School received an anonymous donation to do just that.

  Louisville police officers deliver meals on wheels

A caravan of police cars, comprised mostly of LMPD officers, lined up to take non-perishable goods to people in need.

  Army veteran, Nelson County deputy retires on Veterans Day

Joedy Gilliland served three years in the army and on Wednesday retired from his role as the chief deputy of the Nelson County Sheriff's Office.

  Radcliff Army veteran surprised with bathroom remodel on Veterans Day

A Radcliff veteran was surprised with a big remodeling project at his home.

  West Louisville teen makes a buzz with local honey

The teen has already sold 3,000 bottles of honey.

Southern Indiana rides for a good cause in annual Toys for Tots Toy Run

Residents in Clarksville got their motors running to help spread a little cheer this upcoming holiday season.

  North Bullitt football player sent to hospital for brain surgery returned to cheer on team for Bullitt Cup game

A local high school football player that suffered a major head injury during a game the beginning of October returned to the sidelines Friday to cheer on his team.

Spring Street in Jeffersonville opening up for additional outdoor dining, business

Spring Street in Jeffersonville will be closing off two blocks to make room for pedestrians and open up the street to help support downtown businesses.

  WATCH : Kentucky Veterans Day Parade 2020 rolls in reverse as vets welcomed home

This year’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade is being setup a little differently, as the parade will be happening in reverse as a “drive-thru” event.

  Four tons of chicken given away in Portland

The giveaway is not the end of the generosity this season.

  One Man, One Woman, One Vote: What’s it worth?

As millions of Americans made their way to the polls, many are also reflecting on what it has taken to get that right to vote for many and how important that is.

  A reversed parade for Veterans Day

The 2020 Kentucky Veterans Day Parade will reverse how the displays are shown and the audience watches.

Annual Festival of Trees and Lights, Snow Ball events go virtual for 2020

Two annual winter events in Louisville will be bringing new meaning to the phrase “Home for the Holidays."

LIHEAP accepting applications beginning November 2

The Subsidy Component is designed to help low-income Kentuckians offset home heating costs based on a household’s income and primary fuel type.

Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana delivers Halloween treats to local kids living with cancer

A group of volunteers gathered to make sure kids unable to go out and experience Halloween were able to have a little bit of the holiday delivered to them.

Freshman from Louisville becomes first female Eagle Scout in Kentucky

A Murray State University freshman from the city of Louisville has become the commonwealth’s first female Eagle Scout.

  Louisville Black Achievers education program: A place where everyone’s welcome

“It doesn’t matter what background you come from,” Lynn Johnson of the Black Achievers program said. “What financial household you’re in. It doesn’t matter what nationality you’re in. It is for all young people.”

JCPS announced changes for meal pick ups

Jefferson County Public Schools announced some changes for meal pickup sites.

UPS looking to hire on the spot during ‘Brown Friday’

The positions pay $14.50 an hour.

Local family in need receives free vehicle from Oxmoor Auto Group, Progressive Insurance

One deserving family in need received a life-changing donation to help regain independence as the Oxmoor Auto Group provided them with a free car.

Pumpkins fly for 5th annual Chunkin’ Pumpkins event for breast cancer research

Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille hosted an annual fall tradition where pumpkins fly into the Ohio River, all for a good cause.

  Teenager hears mom’s voice with donated hearing aid

Most 18-year-old’s want a party for their birthday. One Louisville teenager just wanted to hear her family’s voices.

Middletown library branch to move to more permeant location

The Middletown branch closed in June of 2019 as part of Metro budget cuts and was temporarily moved to the East Government Center.

People can call to participate in LMPD survey

Hillard Heintze, a Chicago-based company, is conducting the survey top-to-bottom survey of the department.

Baseball bat factory opens outlet store

For the first time ever, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory will sell Major League Baseball prime bats with slight blemishes directly to the public from the factory floor.

  Families of homicide victims accepting holiday donations for those affected by gun violence

The two families are now accepting donations and nonperishable food items for others affected by gun violence.

Winchester volunteers repair house for two disabled veterans

“They have sacrificed life and limb and it’s most important to take care of those that can’t take care of themselves now,” said Steve Morris, a volunteer.

Kentucky African Americans Against Cancer hosts breast cancer awareness event

The event hopes to inform African American women about breast cancer prevention to get screened early.

  Halloween’s heading this way: What’s the latest safety tips, tricks and favorite treats?

If you are passing out candy or going trick-or-treating, there is some advice to make sure you stay safe amid the COVID pandemic.

  Health expert offers safe Halloween suggestions amid pandemic

Those at Norton Healthcare acknowledge things are going to be different this year because of the ongoing pandemic, but they say families can still have fun.

  Win a house in Norton Commons for $100 and help a child

The money raised from the Norton Children’s Hospital Home and BMW Raffle will help the hospital and families it serves.

Volunteers recognized at drive-thru thank you party for helping seniors

COVID-19 has been hard on everyone, but especially seniors, who are more at risk when leaving their homes.

  Win this house in Norton Commons for $100

How would you like to win a brand new home in Norton Commons for $100? Or a 2021 BMW x3 SUV from BMW of Louisville plus $10,000 cash?

Kitten rescued from airport adopted by public safety officer

A kitten who ended up on a terminal ramp has a new home after being rescued.

  Louisville man builds candy chutes to keep treats flowing this Halloween

Josh Walker’s pandemic precautions may keep the candy flowing.

Ninth annual scarecrow trail open at Lost River Cave

This year, Lost River Cave in Bowling Green has about 60 scarecrows along a quarter of a mile trail.

  First mural unveiled in southern Indiana art series meant to uplift Black communities

The Claysburg mural is just the first in a series of four pieces called the “Soulful Nourishment” project.

Nutrition and wellness tips with WW

On Thursday’s “WAVE Country with Dawne Gee," Dawne spoke to Jaclyn London, head of nutrition and wellness for WW (formerly Weight Watchers).

New drive-thru COVID testing location open in Newburg neighborhood

A new COVID-19 testing site for Newburg residents is now open.

Voter registration deadline nears for November general election

The deadline is just one week away.

  300 for 300: Empowering young women of color in Louisville

The goals are to run 300 miles in eight weeks, raise $90,000, purchase 300 laptops for 300 young women, and more.

  Police officer turned activist working to heal racial divide

“I see a nation that is clearly divided,” Dr. Terrell Carter said. “It almost seems that we don’t want to find common good.”

Dates for Angel Tree applications set in southern Indiana

Angel Tree applications will soon be accepted for families in several southern Indiana counties.