Salem High School hopes to win first state championship

You cannot drive through Salem without seeing the signs, balloons and pompoms celebrating the girl’s basketball team.

  $21M fundraiser allows Ronald McDonald House to house more families

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  Senator, community leaders discuss gun violence and the impact on children

  What is the Little Black Dress Initiative?

Hillview community rallies together to raise funds for all-inclusive playground

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Prototypes for low-cost cell phone charging stations, WiFi hotspots built in Louisville

Donations heading to flood victims in southeastern Kentucky

  Friends and Pastor remember four killed in crash

Cellar Door Chocolates forced to close because of debt

  Barry’s Cheesesteaks & More founded on faith, thinking big

Bullitt County student leaders promoting kindess around the school

Norton unveils $22-million upgrade of neo-natal ICU

The upgraded unit now features private rooms with TVs, rocking chairs, and a sleep bench.

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.

New Dare to Care kitchen going up in Parkland neighborhood

It will include an expanded production kitchen, training areas and more.

Bake sale aimed at raising money for UofL Hospital NIC-U reunion

Tables are set up in the basement of the Ambulatory Care Building, with a selection of cookies, cupcakes and other treats.

  Portland Christian School robotics team invention helps accessibility in community

Thunder Over Louisville theme announced

  Community supports Nelson County coach who lost everything in house fire

  Man with special needs given new scooter after his was stolen in Bullitt County

  ‘Night to Shine’ leaves guests with special needs glowing at annual prom event

Louisville Zoo welcomes new zebra

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.

JCPS student receives mobility bike from Louisville Kiwanis Club

A fifth grade girl with limited mobility was surprised with a new adaptable bicycle at Churchill Park School on Tuesday.

Rodman Legacy Foundation hosts bowling fundraiser for community basketball court renovations

After starting a fundraising campaign on Facebook, the Nick Rodman Legacy Foundation stepped up to create a fundraising bowling tournament for the California Community Center.

  Hundreds climb PNC Tower stairs in support of the fight against lung disease

More than $100 thousand was raised for the American Lung Association by people who took a hike to honor those unable to.

‘Won by One’ community event offers free health screenings, clothing, grooming services and more

The Kingdom Fellowship Christian Life Center offered many opportunities giving back to the community through their “Won by One” weekend event starting on Saturday.

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.

SDF celebrates banner year in 2019

A celebration for a record-setting 2019 took place Thursday at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.

Live United Day aimed at expanding child care help, other key topics

People with the United Way across Kentucky were at the Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday, urging lawmakers to support the organization's legislative goals this year.

Fund for the Arts kicks off 2020 campaign

Tuesday’s event brought members of the arts community together to showcase all the experiences and performances benefiting from the fundraising campaign.

More than 50 organizations team up to rehabilitate home for Louisville veteran

Monday, there was a dedication for a home in the south end of Louisville for veteran Torre Keith Harris.

  Kristy Love Foundation: Illegal halfway house has just days to shut down

The Kristy Love Foundation has been operating illegally on Date Street for more than two years.

Lunar New Year celebrated at Louisville’s Buddha Blessed Temple

This weekend, one of Louisville’s Vietnamese Buddhist temples held celebrations all weekend long to bring in the Lunar New Year.

  Black Achievers Program propels students to success

The Black Achievers Program is known for its impact in the lives of local children, from spring break college tours, community service projects, leadership training, ACT workshops and more.

VIDEO: Kentucky woman finds missing dog more than 2 years later

A Kentucky woman has found her dog after more than two years and we can't stop watching the reunion video.

Red Cross Home Fire Campaign Telethon was a success!

Volunteers spent the day in the WAVE 3 studio taking donations from callers.

Volunteers needed for Louisville homeless street count

The sub-freezing temperatures WAVE Country has seen in recent days bring a harsh reminder that there are thousands in Louisville who spend the night out on the streets.

  Watch Wavey grow!

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

Louisville Zoo offering ways for visitors to help those impacted in Australia

The Louisville Zoo is giving the local community a way to give back to the people and animals affected by the bushfires in Australia.

Family of missing Louisville mother still holding out hope more than 5 months after her disappearance

The Knabel family is hoping they will find their daughter after she disappeared five months prior.

  Volunteerism embodies Muhammad Ali on his 78th birthday

To honor his legacy of service to his community, volunteers packed the Muhammad Ali Center all day long for a day of service.

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Synergy Project launches in Louisville to build community trust

Its intention is to bring neighbors, business leaders, faith leaders, politicians and police officers together to build trust.

  Louisville boy raises more than $30,000 for hospital after beating cancer

The Esposito family said they wanted to find a way to turn a personal tragedy into a positive situation for others.

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.

Louisville Heart Ball 2020 to provide support in heart health and research

On February 8, the American Heart Association will organize their 28th annual Heart Ball in support of advancing efforts for cardiovascular health and research.

Women Empowered group teaching women life-saving defense techniques

A local self-defense program is currently running classes to make sure women learn ways to protect themselves in dangerous situations.

Southern Indiana Pride pushes Jeffersonville to pass fairness ordinance

Pride members want the city to pass a citywide fairness ordinance to protect members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination.

12 graduate Salvation Army culinary program

Each student has a common love of standing over the stove and serving up something delicious.

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.

Canine Companions for Independence providing magic for Shannon Cogan’s family

My son Colt, now 11 years old, was matched with a Canine Companion named Wink, a lab-golden retriever cross, in August.

  TARC announces new Rapid Line plan aimed at improving efficiency

Its new Rapid Line will run every 15 minutes every weekday from the Gene Snyder into downtown.

Record-setting adoption figures leave KHS celebrating ‘Year Of The Cat’

KHS recorded its largest adoption year on record last year, as 6,902 animals found new homes.

Tree planting initiative helps provide natural balance for teens in foster care

24 trees were planted by volunteers on Sunday who want to help improve the lives of the boys and girls who live on campus at the Boys and Girls Haven on Goldsmith Lane.

Families helping developing countries get access to fresh water, new shoes through Waterstep

Dozens of students and parents are taking time out of their winter break to help people in developing countries.

Charlestown mayor hosting public feedback event Saturday

Mayor Hodges is holding the event at the Charlestown Arts and Enrichment Center.

  Report: Louisville gets perfect score for LGBTQ support

In 2019, for the 5th straight year, Louisville scored a “100” on the Municipal Equality Index, a report card created by the Human Rights Campaign.

Louisville’s Rev. Kevin Cosby presented Medallion Award for activism, leadership

Rev. Kevin Cosby has been the Senior Pastor of St. Stephen Church in Louisville for 41 years.

Louisvillian kids learn about Kwanzaa at Cabbage Patch Settlement House

Kwanzaa is the African American holiday celebrated over seven days during the winter.

  First Louisville babies of 2020 born 5 minutes away from each other

Louisville's first babies of 2020 were born less than an hour apart and five minutes away from each other at separate hospitals.

  West Louisville YMCA home of new Norton medical office

By April, there will be five practitioners on staff at the YMCA office.

Lyft discounts offered in KY until Jan. 1 to prevent drunk driving

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association plans to spend $10,000 on $10 Lyft discounts starting Friday, Dec. 20 until Jan. 1.

YouthBuild Louisville receives $1.5 million grant

Governor Andy Beshear, Congressman John Yarmuth, and Mayor Greg Fischer joined forces Monday to announce the donation.

  Popular owner of Loop Barber Shop to sell business, retire

The Loop Barber Shop, the oldest barber shop in Louisville, which opened in 1926 on Douglass Boulevard, will still be open in the Douglass Loop, but its longtime owner is hanging up his scissors, for now.

  Kentucky teen hopes widely shared Facebook post keeps charitable momentum going

A Kentucky teen’s story has gone viral for her Christmas generosity after her mother shared it all on Facebook.

Blood donors can give Friday at last day of Donorama

The annual blood drive takes place Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.

KY Veteran’s Club takes a shot at a different type of holiday party

The Veteran’s Club Christmas Party was held Monday night at the Louisville Armory Gun Range.

  Boxes of Love prepares Christmas meals for families in need

Volunteers gathered at Fourth Street Live Monday to put together Christmas meals for families in Louisville and Southern Indiana.

  Broadway and Brook Street home base for support for hundreds

Up to 400 people in need know that every week, they can rely on one spot where they can get food, clothes, toiletries and encouragement.

More than 19 tons of food delivered by Crothersville FFA during annual toy and food drive

The Crothersville Future Farmers of America organization is celebrating a successful food and toy drive, collecting and delivering more than 19 tons of food Saturday to families in Crothersville area.

Food and toy giveaway at Greater Israel Baptist Church provides joy for the holidays

The Kristy Love Foundation in partnership with Greater Israel Baptist Church made sure that Louisville residents have the food they need and a little Christmas cheer too.

Strictly 2s Motorcycle Club hosts Christmas party for families in need

A local motorcycle club gave back to the community, organizing a children’s Christmas party for less fortunate families Saturday at Feed the City Church on South 26th Street.

Rescue dog with terminal cancer treated to meet-and-greet with fans from social media

Mae was found as a stray in Harrison County and diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Salvation Army needs last-minute donors to help fill Red Kettles for the needy

Money raised in the kettles helps the Salvation Army serve hot meals seven days a week and provide a place to stay for 200 people each night.

More bus stop seats from the old Cardinal Stadium installed in the Highlands

Councilman Brandon Coan started on the project in September shortly after the old Cardinal Stadium was demolished.

  Trucker rewarded for 3 million miles of accident-free driving

Following in his father's footsteps, L.A. Hall started driving in 1976.

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.

Louisville native and up-and-coming rapper gives back to kids before Christmas

2K Baby said now that he is finding success in the music business, he wanted to give back to his hometown and make sure families have a Merry Christmas.

New Albany Flow Park reopens with renovations, visitors remember skater killed last year

The Flow Park is on the waterfront between the Sherman Minton Bridge and the amphitheater.