PICU opening marks end of $78M renovation at Norton Children’s Hospital

  Finding your voice, fighting for equality: The story of Dinnie Thompson

  The sky’s the limit: Julius Calloway’s legacy

Ethan learns new tricks, hits goal weight in latest KHS updates

  Louisville family crushed by gun violence turns pain into positivity

  A Louisville Ikettes singer’s legacy ties her to international musical legends

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Saturday Night: WAVE 3 News to air live Opry broadcast benefiting Feeding America

  Gamechangers’ Christopher 2X wins award for activism in the community

  Teen asks for well wishes after debilitating stroke while fighting 4th round of cancer

Louisville leaders discuss lessons from past and present calls for social justice

  Mr. Tees Record Store a lasting memory for Louisville’s music industry

  Moore High School basketball player’s selfless act inspires coach, community

  Churches get creative for annual fish fry by offering online, drive-thru ordering

St. Michael Catholic Church came up with a plan to offer both drive-thru and online ordering options.

  Louisville restaurant owner collects supplies to take to Texas after historic ice storm

After seeing the devastation caused by historic amounts of snow and ice in Texas, one Louisville restaurant owner felt compelled to help.

  Young performers fundraise for non-profit hit hard by pandemic

A virtual concert will benefit a southern Indiana non-profit.

  Louisville student awarded $160K to Hanover College

A Louisville teenager can start college knowing he will leave debt free.

Girl Scout Cookies: Here’s how to buy them this year

WAVE 3 News partners with SuperChef Darnell Ferguson for six-episode TV cooking competition

  Ethan the dog enjoys his first snowfall, then suffers health setback

  West Louisville community starts legacy at new mega sports and learning center

  Homeless being housed at WoodSpring Suites in Louisville

Shelbyville warming station with blankets, jackets open Wednesday evening for homeless

Wayside Mission White Flag shelters open for homeless

Wayside Christian Mission has bed spaces for 52 singles and four families, as well as about 70 additional White Flag spaces.

KY Humane Society animals have sleepover with staff during winter storm

They were credited on the shelter’s Facebook page for their generous act of kindness.

  Officers melt more than snow in west Louisville

A number of seniors and a group of Louisville Metro Police Department officers both gained something valuable thanks to Monday’s winter storm.

Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center opens in West Louisville

This week’s winter storm canceled a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center, but several track meets are still scheduled as planned starting Wednesday.

Join Team Ethan with Kentucky Humane Society’s new fundraising merchandise

Shirts, hats, mugs and more can be purchased on KHS’s Shopify store, with all proceeds going back to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Ethan gains canine friends with ongoing home visits

Ethan appears to be quite happy in his new environment, and has even made a couple friends.

Ethan the dog does ‘amazing’ in first home sleepover with staff

After more than two weeks within the Kentucky Humane Society, Ethan the dog had a successful first home sleepover with a KHS staff member.

Local award created in honor of nursing student who died due to gun violence

The award will highlight individuals who are on their way to becoming successful health care workers.

  Two Louisville moms, daughters killed in crash one year ago honored through foundation, scholarship

Sunday, Feb. 14, marks one year since a crash in St. Louis killed two Louisville mothers and their daughters.

  Louisville pop-up vaccination sites made possible through church, hospital partnerships

Community Missionary Baptist Church in Newburg helped distribute more than 100 doses of the vaccine Friday through a partnership with UofL Health.

  ‘A place to solve problems’: Owner of Haskins Barber Shop discusses its importance in Louisville

For decades, a Louisville barber shop owner changed hairstyles while also making change in his community with the power of his words.

  Foundation created in honor of Louisville children killed in Panama City Beach crash

Investigators with the Panama City Beach Police Department said a truck ploughed into Coconut Creek Family Fun Park in December, striking and killing Addie Kirchgessner, 6, and Baylor Kirchgessner, 4.

Kosair Charities donates 100 thousand masks to Game Changers ‘Masks for Kids’ initiative

A program gathering face masks for kids, teaching them the importance of masks and feeling comfortable wearing them, gained a sizable donation from a local charity.

Ethan the dog continues path to recovery, community support grows

Love and support continues coming in to the Kentucky Humane Society for Ethan, whose road to recovery has captured the hearts of animal lovers across the city.

Community calls for transparency during conversation with Mayor Fischer, LMPD Chief Shields

A community conversation with Louisville residents and city leaders became heated as citizens continue calling for transparency in how LMPD and the city government operate.

Former US Attorney Russell Coleman, UofL graduate Christie Welch join Christopher 2X Game Changers organization

Two new members have been announced as part of a local non-profit organization against gun violence.

  Baptist Health chaplain creates book of COVID reflections to empower staff, patients

Chaplain Jackie Ward’s first entry from the collection is dated March 6, the day Kentucky reported its first COVID cases.

  Elizabethtown one of America’s safest cities per capita, FBI data shows

FBI crime statistics from 2019 rank Elizabethtown in the top five for fewest violent crimes per 100,000 people.

  Louisville mayor signs executive order for Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration Commission

On the first day of Black History Month, Louisville mayor Greg Fischer took a step to honor and recognize a historical Black holiday.

  Exhibit honoring black aviators opens at Bowman Field

As Black history month gets underway, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority wants to excite a new generation of aviators and let them know that the “sky’s the limit.”

Send a card to a hospitalized child this Valentine’s Day

People can help children who are hospitalized celebrate Valentine’s Day.

  Organizers work to prepare the homeless for winter chill

The event, helping keep the homeless warm, also helped mentor local teens in the Louisville area.

  Tha Drippin’ Crab caters to Black culture, West Louisville community

Two local restaurateurs and chefs with five thriving restaurants — including Superchefs, on Bardstown Road — are opening another.

  Bullitt Co. group housing homeless overnight in army tents amid pandemic

Mark 12 Ministries used to set up the cold weather shelter inside the church, however COVID-19 distancing requirements made that impossible.

Beshear proclaims Jan. 28 as Hunger Free Day

In a virtual rally, several state lawmakers came together to talk about the importance of stopping hunger in both children and adults.

132,000 masks donated to Game Changers for kids in need in less than 24 hours

2X shared the “exciting news” in a Facebook post, saying the masks were not the only donation.

  Thunder, Pegasus Parade happening in 2021 without crowds

While some indoor events will have to be sidelined, the show will go on for two of the festivals biggest events, but not to crowds.

  Thieves target Louisville nonprofits for catalytic converters: ‘It’s really disappointing’

Both the Kentucky Humane Society and Down Syndrome of Louisville are left with broken vehicles, making their work in the community more difficult.

  Zoneton Fire Major continues battle against COVID-19

The district will have to appoint another acting chief soon, just a month after Chief Rob Orkies death, because Major Garry Key is in the hospital on a ventilator..

Louisville Slugger commemorates North Oldham Little League state champions

The North Oldham Little League 12U Allstars were set to compete in the Great Lakes Regional Championship and a chance to head to Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series.

Local shoe repair shop in fear of closing saved through community efforts

The owner of Quality Shoe Repair in Bowling Green said his business took a hit due to COVID-19. With not a lot of money coming in, he found himself having to ask the community for help.

Small groups to participate in annual street count

Typically, hundreds of volunteers assist the Coalition for the Homeless with its annual street count to verify the number of people sleeping outdoors and in shelters.

Justice Now: JCPS launches program teaching students how to use voices for change

Students interviewed black leaders and activists and shared their many experiences of injustice along with ways to use their own voices for change.

  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.

Louisville hospital welcomes 32 babies in 1 day

Doctors and nurses at Norton Women’s and Children’s Hospital in St. Matthews experienced a mini baby boom.

  Lamar Jackson thanks Bills Mafia for support of his favorite charity after suffering concussion

Jackson suffered a concussion Sunday during the third quarter of the Bills 17-3 playoff victory against the Ravens.

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

Alfred ‘Butch’ Beard wants to break all connections with UofL.

Honorary street sign unveiled for retired LMPD officer Sir Friendly C

On Saturday, city council leaders and community members unveiled an honorary street sign at the corner of Cecil Avenue and West Broadway in West Louisville.

  Barret Middle Schoolers start sock donation drive for those in need

The seventh grade class co-presidents, Lillian Payne and Cole Edelen, organized the drive in November to give back to the community during the winter.

AMPED Louisville music program receives $50,000 national award

A local, nonprofit music program teaching students music composition, performance and technology is being honored with a national award and a $50,000 prize.

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

A local fourth-grader sent a heartwarming letter and her allowance to Gov. Beshear hoping to help someone in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  New market in West Louisville seeks to end food desert

On Sunday, Black Market KY's doors finally opened with the purpose of taking the first steps in ending food disparities in West Louisville.

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

Local hospitals began administering the second doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine this week.

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

Shields was the police chief in Atlanta until she resigned following the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks last year.

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

Job loss, reduced financial income and homelessness are still putting a big demand on local nonprofits.

  Improved fire service coming to Greenville Township

Sgt. Ryan Houchen said that up until this point, the station along US-150 was only staffed with volunteer firefighters.

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

A Louisville couple kicked off the new year by welcoming a new baby!

  More people looked to adopt, foster pets in 2020

A Kentucky Humane Society spokesperson told WAVE 3 News dog surrenders are down nearly 30 percent as more people have remained home during the pandemic.

  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

The program encourages people to use an environmentally friendly way to get rid of your Christmas trees.

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

Although the volunteer force may have been slashed in half, the goal was the same.

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

She told WAVE 3 News she was inspired by the kind letters she received from students at her daughter’s elementary school earlier this year.

  Dare to Care food bank gets timely donation ahead of holidays

The Dare to Care food bank received a $55,000 donation from the Hillerich and Bradsby Company on Tuesday.

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

The show will air on WAVE 3 News at 3 p.m. on Christmas Day.

  Hundreds volunteer to lay wreaths in honor fallen heroes

Throughout the weekend, local volunteers took the time to remember our nation’s heroes.