Hundreds of nonprofits depending on Louisville’s annual day of giving for financial relief

  Retired LMPD officers say Louisville won’t heal until city leadership changes

  Pandemic reshaping Halloween for Ky., no decision yet on trick-or-treating

  Looking for a job in WAVE Country? Here’s who’s hiring

  Louisville man paralyzed from gun violence calling on community to protect the youth

  ‘Gourd’ times at Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant despite pandemic

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BLM Louisville’s Voter Engagement Brigade helps young voters prepare for upcoming election

  Louisville business owners recall trip to Louisiana to help Hurricane Laura victims

Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour postponed until 2021

KFC Yum! Center to host Red Cross blood drive

Program Alert! WAVE Country with Dawne Gee expands to hour-long format

  Meade County rolls out ‘lifesaving’ text to 911 program

UPS begins holiday hiring to fill 3,600 jobs in Louisville

The company is filling positions for package handlers, driver helpers, tractor trailer drivers and personal vehicle delivery drivers.

  Car clubs team up to donate shoes to children at Home of the Innocents

The fall season is not too far away, and some local car clubs are hoping to spread some positivity for kids in need by collecting donations.

  George Hauck, most popular man in Germantown-Schnitzelburg, dies at 100

Hauck’s Handy Shop was a staple in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood. The store opened its doors in 1912 and was sold in January 2019.

Angel Tree letters needed to get appointment

Families in Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt and Spencer counties in Kentucky will be able to pick up registration appointment letters starting on Sept. 8.

  Protest groups planning demonstrations on Kentucky Derby Day

Cincinnati chili, blueberry maple bourbon among flavors at cider festival this weekend

  Kentuckians help Louisiana hours after Hurricane Laura makes landfall

Golf outing raises thousands for Louisville youth

  Crothersville police officer recovering slowly one week after wreck on I-65

  Graduates of KentuckianaBuilds program celebrate chance at new career

  Churchill Downs’ neighbors nervous Derby restrictions will impact their yearly parking revenue

Neighbors are concerned the money they make through neighborhood parking will not amount to what they're used to.

  Watch Wavey grow!

WAVE 3 News is teaming up with Canine Companions for Independence!

  Fischer looking for ‘best person for the job’ as city posts LMPD chief opening

On Monday, Mayor Greg Fischer told reporters the job posting will remain open through August and could take four-five months to fill.

Free books to be given out during drive-thru Kindergarten Kickoff

Students can receive a free book to celebrate the start of kindergarten.

  Imagination Library helping families during pandemic

Keeping kids busy during the coronavirus pandemic has been tough for parents.

The Healing Place hopes to donate 1K meals with virtual luncheon

A virtual luncheon will help feed people in need.

  Retirement community members get hands dirty for safe pandemic activity

When the global health crisis hit, residents at the Masonic Homes turned to gardening to pass the time.

  Why women are posting black-and-white photos of themselves

#ChallengeAccepted is a social media movement that’s going viral, where women are posting black-and-white photos of themselves to encourage female empowerment and solidarity.

  The legacy continues: YaYa’s BBQ Shack still feeding Louisvillians two months after David McAtee’s death

David McAtee was shot and killed on June 1, and his family has vowed to keep his business afloat after his death.

Lyndon Rec seeking support for upcoming ball season

The park has been able to run its summer 2020 events but donations are needed to ensure players can come back in the spring.

Louisville Youth Orchestra accepting video auditions

If you’ve wanted to be a part of an orchestra, now is your chance to audition.

Bullitt County WWII veteran celebrates 95th birthday with drive-by parade

A World War II veteran received a birthday surprise Sunday as dozens of cars, motorcycles and other vehicles drove by to celebrate his 95th birthday.

  Amid protests, activists call for change in neighborhoods to end gun violence

Community activists say it’s more important now than ever to be here to feeding the mind, spirit and body to stop the violence.

Birthday drive-by parade hosted for teenager with spinal muscular atrophy

Family, friends, and dozens of vehicles all helped celebrate a milestone birthday for a teenager dealing with a rare genetic disease.

Volunteers at Gilda’s Club deliver backpacks to homebound kids affected by cancer

Volunteers offered to grab and deliver gifts to the kids to prepare them for a virtual camp experience with Gilda's Club.

  The Lord’s Kitchen non-profit group seeking donations after fire damages property

The Lord's Kitchen is asking for donations so they can continue their mission: paying it forward.

Free, fun activities for kids this summer

The 2020 Virtual Cultural Pass will give children and young adults, under the age of 21, access to more than 60 cultural institutions.

  Louisville church congregation gathers to show solidarity with BLM

Where Downtown meets the Highlands, in the middle of rush hour, members of the congregation stood six feet apart for their Black brothers and sisters.

Louisville’s Visitor Information Center reopens

Before being shutdown due to coronavirus concerns, the center had been updated with a new look and features.

Donate blood, get a free ticket to Kings Island

The Stars, Stripes & Pints Blood Drive is happening Tuesday-Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center.

  Three more community pools to reopen in Louisville

Louisville Metro Parks will open the Fairdale, Algonquin and Sun Valley pools this week.

3 Metro Park pools to reopen this week

Three more outdoor pools will reopen this week. Louisville Parks and Recreation announced Monday morning that Fairdale pool will open on Tuesday. Algonquin and Sun Valley will open on Thursday.

New Zion Baptist Church holds 7th annual food drive

The church handed out free food packages to anyone in need for the 4th of July during the drive-thru service.

Walmart achieves national veterans hiring goal; more than 5,300 hired in Kentucky

Walmart had a goal of hiring 250,000 veterans by the end of 2020. Today, just before Independence Day, the retailer says they have not only reached, but exceeded their goal.

Brew at the Zoo canceled

A yearly tradition meshing animal lovers with their favorite beer and wine at the Louisville Zoo has fallen victim to COVID-19..

  Tyler Gerth’s sisters remember their brother as ‘a glue to our family’

Gerth was shot and killed at Jefferson Square Park on Saturday.

  Community activist says Louisville leaders need to address homelessness, mental health

The founder of a local outreach group told WAVE 3 News that Louisville needs to do a better job helping the homeless in the city.

Mural honors Breonna Taylor, other lives lost

A new mural honoring lives lost that are fueling the protests across the nation is going up in Louisville.

  Random Acts of Kindness group helps feed Louisville

Random Acts of Kindness needs 2,000 snack kits by Saturday to be distributed to day campers.

Linking Arms: Two women create food donation program to help West End families

Two friends are taking their grief and anger from the movement against racial injustice and police brutality and turning it into change for the community.

  TARC creates ‘Election Day Shuttle’ to give people free rides to Expo Center

The one-day route bused people from TARC's Union Station headquarters at 10th and Broadway to the Kentucky Expo Center.

  Volunteers to start restoring Greenwood Cemetery this weekend

Supporters of Greenwood Cemetery say the Chickasaw Neighborhood landmark continues to suffer from neglect after years of mismanagement.

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Bellarmine basketball camps to resume in July

Bellarmine Men's Basketball announced its updated camp dates for the summer of 2020 on Wednesday with six different camps being conducted.

Volunteers clean up Louisville’s Greenwood Cemetery where soldiers, pastors are buried

The group spearheaded by NABVETS Region VI took time to clean off headstones of veterans and others to make sure they are not forgotten.

  Louisville youth sports facilities open for first time since coronavirus closure

On Monday, low-contact youth sports resumed in Kentucky after a nearly three-month closure due to COVID-19.

  Family, friends pay their respects to David “YaYa” McAtee

McAtee was shot and killed by Kentucky National Guard members outside his barbecue restaurant in West Louisville.

’United for Justice’ discussion event to air Friday in 6 formats nationwide

Amid nationwide civil unrest, Alpha Media, a radio partner of WAVE 3 News, is joining stations from across the United States for a special airing of “United for Justice - A Day of Discussion."

Derby Festival cancels Thunder Over Louisville, Pegasus Parade, Mini Marathon

Originally postponed until August and September, Kentucky Derby Festival anchor events Thunder Over Louisville, the miniMarathon and the Pegasus Parade all have now been canceled.

  Community leaders voice support for Beshear’s commitment to health insurance for black Kentuckians

Gov. Beshear said Monday he is committed to providing health coverage for all African Americans in Kentucky.

New CNA training center receives more than $10K in donated supplies

The new training center for certified nursing assistants is set to give new life to a formerly vacant space and be a sign of hope for the community.

Louisville Free Public Library now offering limited curbside pickup

The Louisville Free Public Library is now offering curbside pickup, as administrators work on a plan to fully reopen Louisville locations.

  Community donates supplies to Metro United Way for peaceful protests

On Thursday, several community members responded to a Facebook event calling for supply donations at Metro United Way.

Girl Scouts thank Louisville EMS, city workers with Thin Mints

The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana dropped off a big donation of cookies to local EMS workers at Teamsters Local 783 Union headquarters on Beulah Church Road.

  Black business owners in Louisville consider role in peaceful progress

"When you see that unity, it just makes you realize there are good people in the world and it is going to get better,” Paula Hunter, co-owner of the Black Italian in the Highlands, said.

  Streets of downtown Louisville cleaned after protests

Groups of people from every walk of life banned together to clean up the city after several consecutive nights of demonstrations.

  Young African American leaders consider how to move Louisville forward

On Tuesday, as Louisville entered day six of protests, young, African American leaders talked about concrete ways to move the city forward.

  Decision to hold the 2020 KY State Fair to be made in a matter of weeks

Smaller crowds, less access and fewer hours are just a few of the changes that could give a 2020 Kentucky State Fair a completely different look under the cloud of COVID-19.

  JCPS meal distribution continues through summer

Jefferson County Public Schools finished coursework for the school year on Wednesday, but the district's meal distribution program will continue through the summer.

Ky. State Fair board remains positive about potential festivities

The state fair is held at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville each year.

  YMCA opens its doors in Southern Indiana

Changes are being implemented at YMCA facilities to protect staff and visitors.

Veteran’s Club hosts third annual Memorial Day equine session

For the third year in a row, the organization hosted their annual Memorial Day equine session in Elk Creek.

  11-year-old entrepreneur raises funds for the community serving ice cream

Calli Halaris started making the sweet treat after getting her hands on an ice cream maker; then one sale led to another.

Newburg Church of Christ hosts community drive-up cookout

The Newburg Church of Christ wanted to help those in need during times of social distancing by hosting a community drive-up cookout.

  Volunteers stake flags on veterans’ headstones memorializing those laid to rest

Volunteers took time out of their day to memorialize those who fought for our freedom, putting flags at headstones to recognize all the veterans laid to rest at Eastern Cemetery.

  Muslims prepare to celebrate one of their biggest holiday virtually amid coronavirus

The coronavirus closed mosques and altered traditions for Muslims during Islam’s holy month. That’s also changing how Muslims celebrate their holiday Sunday.

  102-year-old local veteran celebrates birthday with drive-by parade

A Louisville veteran celebrated his 102nd birthday Friday with dozens of cars driving up and wishing him a happy birthday.

  Veterans urge people to seek alternatives after cancelations of public Memorial Day ceremonies

“I would hope that Americans would not stop honoring the individuals because they cannot come to a ceremony,” a retired Marine told WAVE 3 News.