City leaders say talk of new aquatics center began before budget crisis

A plan for a new indoor aquatics center in Louisville has apparently been in the works for up to a decade.

  Volunteer: Drought creating emergency situation for Louisville trees

  Nerf Wars: Norton Children’s Hospital nurses suit up to keep young cancer patient smiling

Frazier Museum, JCPS team up to help students register to vote

Papa John’s ups scholarship money to Simmons College

  WaterStep, Captain’s Quarters raise $12,000 for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

Migraine sufferers can find relief through new medical techniques

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  New West End YMCA already making impact on community

The Big Table brings people together with food and fellowship

  Kentucky Air National Guard special operations Airman earns Air Force Cross

Naming contest to be held for new elephant calf

  Louisville first responders honored at Blue Mass

  Drought impacts mixed for Louisville paddle boarding business

Metro Council honors Trifesta producer, additional weekend event details released

The Trifesta consists of Louder than Life, Bourbon and Beyond, and Hometown Rising.

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

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

NAACP event aimed at stomping out hate, promoting voting

On Sept. 21, the Hardin County chapter will celebrate the organization’s achievements during an inspiring black-tie formal event.

  Local businesses show support for firefighters on 9/11

Somber ceremonies took place across the country Wednesday, marking the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

  What’s the smell? MSD explains mysterious stench in downtown Louisville

Landmark Dental Care to host free dentistry day on Saturday

Council to debate 2 proposals to save Metro Parks’ ailing golf courses

  Neighbors express concerns about former Urban Government Center building

PetFirst marks anniversary by offering free treats for pets

  30 years later, Standard Gravure massacre survivors dealing with a different kind of assault

Metro Council members team up to offer free breast cancer screenings

On Monday, several women in the community had the chance to get free breast cancer screenings.

  Get involved in Louisville’s biggest day of giving

The biggest day of local giving returns on Thursday when the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Give For Good Louisville takes over the community.

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

Each week the Kentucky Humane Society is sharing photos of their adoptable pets. Take a look at these adorable cats and dogs.

  Kroger asks customers to leave their guns at home

Grocery giant Kroger confirmed Tuesday that it is asking its customers to leave their guns at home.

  Muhammad Ali: The FBI Files

America was in civil turmoil in the 1960s. It was no secret the Federal Bureau of Investigations was tracking African-American leaders.

American Red Cross asks for labor of love, receives much needed blood donations

American Red Cross calls for labor of love by donating blood.

First phase of Angel Tree campaign underway now

Registration appointment letters now available for Angel Tree campaign

  Sun Valley Pool celebrates completed summer season overcoming budget struggle

Celebrating a summer season that almost didn’t happen, Sun Valley Pool opened its doors for the final day of swimming this year.

Angel Tree registration begins Tuesday

How early does the Angel Tree program begin? You might be surprised.

  Taking Back Your Streets: California Day puts aside pressures and violence in community

The founders of California Day said when they started this nearly 50 years ago their only plan was to get a group of friends together. Now, it's grown to so much more.

  New antenna to be attached to WAVE 3 News broadcast tower ahead of FCC changes

After the FCC required 900 stations to change channels by October 18, replacement of the WAVE 3 News transmitter and antenna was necessary.

Salvation Army raises awareness on poverty in Fight for Louisville Breakfast

Salvation Army hosts Fight for Louisville Breakfast to raise awareness on poverty and strategies to help.

New federal funding helping 21 Kentucky Americorps programs

The state has received $7.1 million dollars in federal funding for 21 programs.

Ballard High making plans to transport marching band to football games

The Ballard Bruins were supposed to play their first home game of the season Friday night.

Labor Day at the Zoo Picnic & Car Show celebrates 20 years

Labor Day at the Zoo Picnic & Car Show celebrates 20 years of fun for union families, and raising money for charitable organizations

Houston Mayor addresses 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon as keynote speaker

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner talks about experiences as mayor as keynote speaker for 2019 Leadership Louisville Luncheon.

  Will the State Fair teen policy stick around for future fairs?

As vendors packed up and said goodbye Monday, the Kentucky State Fair wrapped up another year with both highs and lows, most notably the crowd scare that led to a new teen guest policy change.

YMCA opens doors for free week

The YMCA Community Health Week is to encourage people to be active and make better choices about nutrition, exercise and overall well-being.

Fans vow to follow Ballard Bruins through season with no home games

Cracked and crumbling concrete bleachers forced Ballard High School to deem their stadium unsafe one day before the start of the football season.

  Louisville mom who volunteered for Missing in America is still missing

She's helped in the search for missing people in the Louisville area and beyond, but a local mother of two has now disappeared.

Metro government to sell historic Russell neighborhood building

A Louisville nonprofit will become the owners of the Doerhoefer-Hampton House in the city's Russell neighborhood.

  Jefferson County Board of Education appoints Joseph Marshall to District 4 seat

Jefferson County Board of Education appoints Joseph Marshall to District 4 seat, left vacant last month by Ben Gies.

  Jeffersontown city council votes to change minor policy for Gaslight Festival

Anyone under 18 will not be allowed at the Gaslight Festival on Friday or Saturday night after 7 p.m. unless they have an adult with them.

  Kentucky State Fair: New curfew takes effect following weekend chaos

New rules took effect Wednesday night at the Kentucky State Fair after groups of young people caused a panic on Saturday.

  Slo-mo video of State Fair chaos offers closer look

A cellphone video obtained by WAVE 3 News from shows the moment when a teenager and an LMPD officer face off amid the Kentucky State Fair chaos Saturday night.

On 400th Anniversary, local group educates on lasting effects of slavery

On 400th anniversary, History Untold 400 educates on lasting effects of slavery in the United States.

  Big effort by small businesses to keep going after roof collapse

Sue Chao rents a commercial kitchen by the day in Jeffersontown just so she can keep her business on life support.

  KSP issues warning to would-be troublemakers following State Fair chaos

Kentucky State Police have now confirmed to WAVE 3 News that a shell casing from a gun was found following the chaos at the Kentucky State Fair on Saturday night.

It’s a deal that’s hard to beat: Louisville Bats tickets for $5.00

Tickets for the final seven home games for the Louisville Bats are on sale for $5.

NOIR Black Chamber of Commerce bringing new support to local business owners

NOIR Black Business Social Club INC. announces new chamber of commerce plans to expand support for African American business owners.

  U.S. Olympian to keynote Ky. Conference on Leadership and Diversity

The 33rd annual conference will take place September 18 and 19 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville.

Khalil’s opens new gaming room to benefit Shirley’s Way

A Valley Station restaurant opened a first-of-its-kind gaming experience.

  First-Person: Shannon Cogan and her son’s journey for a service dog

As parents, we want the best for our children. We want to help them in any way possible.

  Downtown businesses get ready for Trump’s visit next week

As President Donald Trump’s visit to Louisville nears, some local business owners are preparing for some new customers downtown.

  ‘Risky’ Business: UofL to take over Jewish Hospital

In a move aimed at saving struggling Jewish Hospital, the University of Louisville announced Wednesday that it will acquire KentuckyOne Health’s local assets.

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

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

  Become part of the ‘Miracle’

Today, WAVE 3 News is teaming up with Miracle League of Louisville for a telethon to raise money for the organization.

  Pass the Cash: Louisville grandmother working multiple jobs as grandchildren’s sole provider

Marietta cares for her four grandchildren whose father passed away and mother isn't in the picture. But she's struggling to make ends meet.

Annual St Joe’s Picnic takes place this weekend

The annual event raises money to support St. Joseph Children’s Home.

Hiring to begin for Kentucky State Fair

The 2019 Kentucky State Fair opens its 11 day run on August 15 and they are looking to hire people to fill a number of positions.

Splash N’ Dash Walk/Run spreads awareness of heat-related illnesses

A record number of participants ran or walked in Norton Children’s Hospital’s fifth annual Splash ‘n’ Dash Walk/Run on Saturday.

  Kentucky Derby Museum officials reflect on 2009 flood

This weekend will mark a decade since a day most Louisvillians remember well.

Law firm to hold back to school backpack giveaway

The backpacks will be given out on first-come, first-served basis to the first 200 students.

  Pass the Cash: Helping a childhood friend get back on his feet

Lyn’s childhood friend, Bobby, is in the middle of a home repair nightmare.

VOA celebrates birth of new baby boy

The baby boy is the 200th healthy child born in the VOA’s Freedom House Program.

Norton Healthcare fills backpacks for Unity Jam

The backpacks will provide children with school supplies that are needed for the upcoming school year.

  Middle school to raise funds for memorial fund of slain alumnus

For years now, the Hardin County community has rallied around his name to keep his legacy alive.

Miracle League continues its first season

A Miracle League makeup game was played Wednesday night at Fern Creek Park because Saturday was just too hot to hit the field.

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.

  Pass the Cash: Man helps new friend caring for recovering partner avoid eviction

Cherish informed Henry that not only was her partner Ray fighting to regain his life, he was also fighting to keep their home. The couple received an eviction notice not long after Ray became unable to work.

Children wearing bike helmets could be ‘ticketed’

The ticket can be redeemed at any participating McDonald’s location.

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

Each week, the Kentucky Humane Society is sharing pictures of the adorable cats and dogs available for adoption. (All photos from KHS)

Butler High School students elected by peers to top mock-government positions

For the first time in the program’s 79 year history, one high school received both gubernatorial seats at American Legion Kentucky Boys State and Kentucky Girls State.

  Funeral director helps to fund services for homicide victims

So far in 2019, there’s been 58 homicides in Louisville. That’s 58 funerals and 58 families burying loved ones.

  Aviation camp allows kids chance to fly planes

Aviation camp at Bowman Field gave kids the chance to fly and land a plane, and several took advantage of it.

  Animal shelter uses facial recognition app to reunite pets with families

The Finding Rover app uses facial recognition technology to identify lost cats and dogs.

  Pass the Cash: Family friends help injured dad and his 3 daughters

For four weeks Shane has been under medical care, unable to work.

  GLI asks music festival crowds to ‘Live in Lou’

They are trying to persuade millennials and Gen-Zers to consider living and working in Louisville.