New west Louisville complex planning for first events

The Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center announced new track and field events planned for this year as they prepare to open in the Russell neighborhood.

Hall-of-famer Alfred ‘Butch’ Beard wants to cut ties with UofL

Honorary street sign unveiled for retired LMPD officer Sir Friendly C

  Barret Middle Schoolers start sock donation drive for those in need

AMPED Louisville music program receives $50,000 national award

Ky. fourth-grader sends heartwarming note, allowance to Gov. Beshear for those suffering during pandemic

  New market in West Louisville seeks to end food desert

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  Louisville healthcare workers monitoring COVID vaccine side effects after 2nd dose

  African American leaders in Louisville share thoughts on new LMPD Chief Erika Shields

  Volunteers and resources still needed for local nonprofits in the new year

  Improved fire service coming to Greenville Township

It’s a boy! Couples welcome first babies born in Louisville hospitals in 2021

  More people looked to adopt, foster pets in 2020

  Firefighter encouraging blood donations after fight against COVID-19

As 2020 comes to a close, The American Red Cross is desperately seeking blood donations across the country.

  Louisville mother of 6 asking for community’s help after home catches fire on Christmas

It was a Christmas Day of trauma and loss, something both families didn’t expect.

  Thousands head to downtown businesses to watch UofL vs. UK game

This year only 3,000 fans were allowed inside the arena and restaurants and bars operated at 50 percent capacity.

Former Berea mayor Steven Connelly remembers late Madison County magistrate Larry Combs

Combs served as the magistrate of District 1, representing southern Madison County and the city of Berea.

  Christmas tree recycling gives used trees new life past the holidays

  Boxes of Love packs thousands of meals for families across Greater Louisville

  Louisville nurse asks public to send holiday letters to COVID unit colleagues

  Dare to Care food bank gets timely donation ahead of holidays

  Jeffersonville’s holiday music concert airing on WAVE 3 News on Christmas Day

  Hundreds volunteer to lay wreaths in honor fallen heroes

  New program provides at-risk youth with careers, not jobs

The U Ask Academy was started by two men who know life in the court system personally.

  Fort Knox family spreading holiday cheer with massive light display

Families can tune their radios to 88.7 FM and drive by the on-post residence and watch the lights flicker on and off with the music.

  First of 3 Angel Tree distribution days a success

Salvation Army officials admitted they were nervous at the beginning of this season since they did not know what to expect on distribution day.

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky receives largest single donation in its history

The donation was part of $4.1 billion in donations MacKenzie Scott has donated in the past four months.

Input wanted for outdoor learning area at Waterfront Park

The 1.5-acre outdoor experiential learning area is being created with the Kentucky Science Center.

Annual art contest will feature winners on TARC buses

The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation teamed up with TARC for the annual Student Art Contest.

  Louisville Urban League granted $8 million to tackle city’s racial inequalities

The Louisville Urban League is seeking $50 million dollars from area leaders in hopes of getting Black people integrated for success into the community.

  Teachers shop with a cop for area students

Louisville Metro Police Department officers teamed up with teachers to make the holidays bright for several area students.

  From Louisville to Africa: Local non-profit fights spread of COVID with sanitizer tool

WaterStep's bleach-making device can be used to sanitize medical waste and disinfect homes and hospitals.

‘He loves fire trucks’: Barren Co. family celebrates autistic son’s birthday with drive-by from first responders

Christopher Poynter celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday.

Kentucky, Indiana officials direct flags flown half-staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Government officials are asking for flags to be flown half-staff to remember those who served and lost their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

KSP partners with A Ray of Hope for Pikeville Toy Drive

With Christmas right around the corner, Kentucky State Police is hoping to help children have a Merry Christmas.

  Bardstown Road Aglow continues holiday tradition supporting local businesses

The Highlands shared a little holiday cheer during a much-needed time by hosting the 35th annual Bardstown Road Aglow Saturday evening.

  COVID tests, flu shots garner long lines at West End location

Getting tested for COVID and maintaining protocols is still vital to stopping the spread.

  Pass the Cash update: Corydon woman undergoes life-saving kidney transplant

Pass the Cash at WAVE 3 News makes a difference, but what happens after a recipient’s story airs is often a true miracle.

  Louisville restaurant owner with plenty of worries turns his focus to area kids

Every year, Khalil Batshon helps Southwest Community Ministries with their annual Kids Christmas program that brings toys and clothes to about 200 children in the area.

  New Albany food and clothing angels can still be adopted

Angels are still available for adoption in southern Indiana through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.

  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.

Norton Children’s Hospital, local artists unveil parking garage mural

A new, four-and-a-half story mural along Norton Children’s Hospital’s parking garage made its debut Tuesday morning.

Zoneton Fire District selling bracelets in support of fire chief battling cancer

The Zoneton Fire Protection District continues to show their support for their fire chief, Rob Orkies, who is currently battling cancer in the ICU.

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

Motorcycle riders once again took the time to spread a little holiday joy by participating in this year’s annual Toys for Tots Run in Louisville.

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

This year, The Salvation Army’s goal is to help 10,000 local children.

  Small Business Saturday hopes to reinvigorate local economy amid pandemic

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, but during the pandemic, it’s on the verge of breaking.

Company owner surprises employees before the Thanksgiving holiday

In Henderson, Pittsburg Tank and Tower Group is celebrating 101 years of operation, but this year, employees have extra reason to celebrate, after a generous gift from the company’s owner.

Salvation Army serves socially distanced Thanksgiving dinner to people in need

Many were served at the Salvation Army building on South Brook Street, but a number of other meals were also delivered throughout the community.

  Army veteran delivers meals to homeless in downtown Louisville

Thursday, Jeremy Harrell drove around downtown Louisville with a full truck and a full heart.

  ‘Greatest Cleanup in West End History’ planned for Saturday

When LaFon “Fonz” Brown drives around neighborhoods in west Louisville, he wants to see change.

  Wayside Christian Mission adapts to pandemic, provides Thanksgiving meals

More than 1,000 volunteers serve hundreds of people who are homeless during the holiday.

Evansville mother receives new home through Habitat for Humanity

Doretha Brown’s home was blessed on Wednesday at Habitat for Humanity of Evansville’s 527th home dedication.

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

The Ultimate Bourbon Auction to End Hunger, hosted by Kroger, was created benefiting Dare to Care Food Bank in the mission to end hunger.

Kentucky State Police delivers food boxes for kids

The boxes included a turkey, all the sides, and a dessert.

  Santa Claus doing virtual visits this year

In order to be on Santa Claus’ nice list, he said there are rules to follow.

  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

The 2020 Community Champions were selected from more than 100 nominees by the Kentucky Derby Festival and Amazon.

150 trees being planted in downtown Louisville

The planting will continue until Dec. 2.

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

Rajon Rondo joined officers and other volunteers to build beds as part of the Louisville Metro Police Foundation Build a Bed project.

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

In October, Fire Chief Rob Orkies was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his neck and lymph nodes.

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

Local groups are working together to help feed families in need during a challenging holiday season amid a pandemic.

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

Now might be a good time to have an honest conversation with your kids about that they might not get their dream gift for the holidays.

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.