YouthBuild hosts Building Lives Breakfast, shows off community accomplishments

  Louisville teen’s recovery story helps secure grant for Oldham County Humane Society

Mall St. Matthews going green with solar panels

Late Humana founder David Jones honored months after his death

  Heart outweighs soul at Big Mommas on Christmas Day

More than $80,000 raised at Salvation Army Angel-A-Thon

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JCPS students deliver thousands of holiday cards to seniors

Louisville girl honored at inauguration after winning ‘Team Kentucky’ poster contest

Ace of Fadez barbershop helping customers cut deep by depression

Louisville Orchestra musicians giving free concerts to retirement home residents

  Give-a-Jam gives you a way to help the homeless in our community

Salvation Army Angel Tree deadline approaching for adoption and return

Louisville Urban League talks accomplishments made in 2019

Their commitment to closing the wealth gap in Louisville was reaffirmed in today’s discussion.

Local non-profit aimed at helping veterans earns award

A Louisville-area non-profit started by a medically-retired combat veteran is bringing home an award that will help build a center for veterans in the Pleasure Ridge Park area.

PHOTOS: This week’s adorable, adoptable pets from KHS

Each week, the Kentucky Humane Society is sharing photos of adorable cats and dogs available for adoption.

Santa visits Louisville’s California neighborhood to spread Christmas cheer

Santa even handed out some Christmas gifts a little early.

Clark County deputies treat 40 kids to holiday shopping spree

  Winter Woods Spectacular at Iroquois Park promises a magical, drive-through experience

  Olmsted Academy South students organize Puppy Room fundraiser

Bake sale aimed at raising money for Coat-A-Kid program

Clark Memorial Health employees donate Blessing Bags to Jesus Cares at Exit 0

Vera Bradley donates $136k to non-profit Blessings in a Backpack

White Christmas exhibit at the Frazier celebrating 65 years of the famous holiday musical

Several props that were featured in the 1954 holiday musical are on display.

Serious shoppers hit the stores before Black Friday

“You can’t wait till Friday," said shopper Kristi Gay. "Friday it’s all picked over, it’s done.”

APPKI provides Thanksgiving lunch to men battling addiction

APPKI stands for the Association of Pakistani Physicians of Kentucky and Indiana.

Schedule for Light Up Louisville 2019 announced

The schedule of activities features a day full of fun!

Brown Hotel chefs make miniature village with 90 pounds of gingerbread

The edible display is 8 feet long, 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide, and it took 90 hours to make.

F45 Lyndon training facility opens in Westport Village

F45 Lyndon specializes in high-intensity interval training, which is designed to torch a ton of calories.

Louisville ice skating shows off real ice in new location

Wednesday afternoon, the rink had its grand opening at Fete de Noel in Paristown.

Dozens of turkeys deep-fried for a good cause on Thanksgiving Eve

Re:Center Ministries held its third annual Mission: Possible Turkey Fry on Wednesday.

Preview tours being held for West Louisville YMCA opening in December

The Republic Bank Foundation YMCA is holding preview tours to see the facility before it officially opens in December.

  Community offers thoughts and prayers for beloved West Washington School coach after stroke

Classes were cancelled Monday and Tuesday at West Washington School after devastating news that beloved coach Phillip Bowsman was having complications with a stroke and was not expected to survive.

Hot rods parade through Louisville for annual toy run

Over 100 hot rods took to the streets Sunday to gather toys for children in need during this year’s Cruisin for a Claus annual Hot Rod Toy Run.

School of Rock Louisville celebrates first year anniversary with six mainstage concerts

The School of Rock program in Louisville, giving young musicians a chance to perform on stage at big festivals and venues, is celebrating its first year anniversary with six new mainstage concerts.

Who are the artists behind WAVE 3 News’ new look?

Your local NBC affiliate station introduced a new graphics package that is the talk of the local TV news industry this week.

  Hundreds of bikes assembled for Bikes or Bust donation drive

On Thursday, 440 bikes showed as a donation for the Bikes or Bust program. The bikes came unassembled, which means somebody had to put them together. Luckily, one group of workers were there Friday to do it.

Cherokee Park Scenic Loop to close to car traffic once a month

If you like to visit Cherokee Park, you can now enjoy the Scenic Loop without having to worry about cars blowing past you.

PHOTOS: This week’s adorable, adoptable pets from KHS

Each week, the Kentucky Humane Society is sharing photos of adorable cats and dogs available for adoption.

30 years after opening, Jeffersonville’s Community Kitchen serves hundreds of meals daily

Jeffersonville's Community Kitchen serves about 200 meals a day to those in need.

Congratulations, WAVE 3!

We are proud to say the WAVE 3 team swept the first-ever Bestie Awards!

  Positively WAVE: Fifth grader creates unique tutoring program for younger students

After losing the race to become class president of Minors Lane Elementary, fifth grader Kadence King decided she wanted to try to go through with one of her ideas anyway. Now, her school day doesn't start in the classroom.

Fourth Street Live! rocks out for the Salvation Army’s holiday campaigns

‘Rock the Red Kettle’ kicked off the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle and Angel Tree campaigns at Fourth Street Live! on Wednesday.

Kids can meet princesses and superheroes at the Jefferson Mall this holiday season

The events include princess parties where kids can make their own crowns and superhero parties for kids looking for a little bit more adventure.

‘America’s Got Talent’ holding auditions in Louisville Tuesday

Auditions for season 15 will be held at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Nov. 19.

Shively preparing to ‘Light Up’ for the holidays

Santa Claus will be in the park as the lights are turned on, all happening Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

Salvation Army kicks off the holidays with ‘Rock the Red Kettle’ at 4th Street Live

Christmas spirit will be flowing through 4th Street Live on Wednesday as The Salvation Army holds their annual ‘Rock the Red Kettle Event’ at noon.

Thanksgiving Day buffets to be served at KY state parks

Kentucky State Resort Parks are serving Thanksgiving Day buffets again this year.

TURKEYSTOCK 2019: Helping feed West Louisville families this Thanksgiving

This year is the sixth TURKEYSTOCK and will be held Thursday, Nov. 21 from noon to 8 p.m. at Brownies the Shed on Linn Station Road in Plainview.

Habitat for Humanity brings faiths together to build home for Louisville family

Habitat for Humanity partnered with volunteers from three faith traditions to help build a home in their Interfaith Build on Sunday morning.

Art of Goodwill turns donated items into works of art

Artists gathered at the Speed Art Museum on Saturday to showcase works of art made with donated items at the Art of Goodwill event.

  Central High School’s ‘Men of Quality’ take the lead on their future

Central High School students learned about the power of their voice, decisions and history during a workshop led by men who were once in their shoes.

Santa’s Workshop now open at Jefferson Mall

Santa Claus has come to town, and his first visits of the year to Jefferson Mall happened Saturday morning.

’Light Up Okolona’ brings holiday cheer despite the chilling cold

Residents in the Okolona area began celebrating the start of the holiday season with their annual ‘Light up Okolona’ event Friday night.

Championship Rodeo returns to Louisville at Freedom Hall

The North American Championship Rodeo is in town this weekend at Freedom Hall.

Brown-Forman Nutracker rehearsals are underway

The Louisville Ballet is gearing up for next month's "Brown-Forman Nutcracker" performances.

Bardstown Road Aglow 2019: Family fun for the holidays

Preparation is underway for Bardstown Road Aglow 2019, slated for Saturday, Dec. 7.

Restaurateur Jeff Ruby donates turkeys to Louisville firefighters

The Cincinnati-based restaurateur who also owns one of Louisville’s top steakhouses visited Louisville Fire headquarters to give 500 turkeys to first responders and their famililes.

Jennifer Lawrence named 2019 Young Philanthropist of the Year in Louisville

The celebration was sponsored by the Norton Healthcare Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Mary Allgeier named Schnitzelburg’s #1 Citizen

Another name has been added to the Schnitzelburg #1 Citizen list.

Military families with business dreams in Louisville now have help

Bunker Labs plans to host meetups each month where military entrepreneurs can have their questions answered.

Salvation Army Angel Tree adoptions in Louisville happening now through December 9

Displays have been set up in area shopping malls on Monday for this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree adoptions, happening now through December 9.

Setup underway for 30th annual Festival of Trees & Lights in Louisville

Crews are setting up for the annual Festival of Trees & Lights in Louisville, benefitting Norton Children’s Hospital.

  Veterans honored at annual Louisville Veterans Parade

The Louisville Veterans Day Parade was held Downtown Monday morning.

  Compassionate Louisville organization expands; event highlights program at Semple Elementary School

A kinder city for all of us is the motivation behind Mayor Greg Fisher's Compassionate Louisville initiative.

Middletown police gifted new radios through Firehouse Subs

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation provided the department with six new state of the art radios.

Registration for 2020 ‘Tour de Lou’ cycling event begins

Registration has begun for the 2020 running of Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event ‘Tour de Lou'.

Nick Rodman Legacy Foundation raises $10,000 for Center for Women and Families

Representatives from the Nick Rodman Legacy Foundation collected goods donated during the month of October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra talk new venue, trip to the Tonight Show

Old Forester’s Paristown Hall has been open since July, hosting a variety of musical acts. For the Louisville Orchestra, it’s been a little bit of a wait to get inside.

  Former UofL coach returns to the court at North Oldham Middle School

It’s his first time back on the basketball court as a coach since leaving UofL. Padgett said his new team’s demographic is different, but basketball is basketball.

  LIHEAP subsidy component begins November 4

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that helps low income residents of Jefferson County with their utility bills begins this year on Nov. 4.

Bacon Jam Festival brings every bacon dish imaginable to Fourth Street Live

Bacon lovers united at Fourth Street Live as the first Bacon Jam Festival kicked off on Saturday.

Animals at Louisville Zoo end Halloween season with annual pumpkin smash

The animals at the Louisville Zoo signaled the end of the Halloween season by getting a special pumpkin treat during the annual Pumpkin Smash event.

  Middletown Library reopens with limits

A local library had to close its doors in June, and now Louisville Metro Council gave more than $400,000 to temporarily reopen a more limited branch.

  Animal rescue community mourns woman killed on Dixie Highway

A woman killed after being hit by a car on Dixie Highway is being remembered as a leader in the Louisville animal rescue community.

  Louisville family hands out 200 hot dogs every Halloween for neighbors

For six years, Dan Miller and his family have had lines forming outside their home on Halloween night. They pass out candy, but that’s not what keeps people coming back.

PHOTOS: This week’s adorable, adoptable pets from KHS

Each week, the Kentucky Humane Society is sharing photos of adorable cats and dogs available for adoption.

Safety, scares focus for some this Halloween

Graveyards and grotesque scenes are playing out in front yards across WAVE Country, but, according to experts, they may not be quite as scary as the risks that lurk nearby.

Louisville Leopard Percussionists presented with $10 thousand grant

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists group has been given a big financial boost from cable TV network Ovation.

Pets get dressed up for Pawsome Halloween Contest at Mid City Mall

Halloween goes to the dogs (and cats) during the Pawsome Halloween pet costume contest at Mid City Mall on Tuesday.

Big Four Station Park holds Halloween Downtown event

Hundreds of trick-or-treaters and their parents headed to downtown Jeffersonville for the Republic Bank Halloween Downtown party.