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.

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

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

Mural honors Breonna Taylor, other lives lost

  Random Acts of Kindness group helps feed Louisville

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

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

  Volunteers to start restoring Greenwood Cemetery this weekend

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Bellarmine basketball camps to resume in July

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

  Louisville youth sports facilities open for first time since coronavirus closure

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.

  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

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

Louisville Free Public Library now offering limited curbside pickup

  Community donates supplies to Metro United Way for peaceful protests

Girl Scouts thank Louisville EMS, city workers with Thin Mints

  Black business owners in Louisville consider role in peaceful progress

  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.

JCPS serves its 1 millionth meal since school closures

Friday marked a big milestone for JCPS. The district served its one millionth meal to students at its emergency food sites.

Gilda’s Club helps Kentuckians go green during pandemic

Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana has delivered thousands of donated green light bulbs to people throughout Kentucky, Indiana and other parts of the country.

Riverview Independence Festival canceled because of coronavirus

The Riverview Independence Festival has been canceled for 2020.

JCPS expects to hand out 1 millionth meal of pandemic this week

Since local schools closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, many have been providing meals to students who rely on the meal programs.

  94-year-old World War II veteran from Louisville surprised with birthday drive-by parade

A 94-year-old veteran who served in World War II received a special surprise Saturday as dozens of vehicles drove by to wish him a happy birthday.

Restaurant gives out jambalaya to ‘anyone who needs it’

One local restaurant is looking out for folks in need by giving out a free hot meal.

Cardinal Dames raise money to help UofL workers fighting COVID-19

The Cardinal Dames usually support UofL athletes at school, but once a month they make a mission to help someone else. Now the Dames are helping feed UofL workers fighting the front line battle.

Polly’s Freeze opens for the season on Thursday

A Georgetown, Indiana institution for nearly 70 years, Polly’s Freeze gets ready to open again on Thursday. This summer, customers will notice some changes to keep customers safe from coronavirus.

Mission BBQ honors veterans with free meals to remember Armed Forces Week

Mission BBQ provided free meals to Veterans today in honor of Armed Forces Week.

‘Kindness is not canceled’: Down Syndrome of Louisville spreads sweet message during pandemic

Yard signs designed by Down Syndrome of Louisville with the message “Kindness is not canceled” were placed in the yards of more than 500 families with individuals in the home with Down syndrome.

  Catholic churches to resume in-person mass and communion

“I don't take lightly the efforts that are being made to return and to participation in mass,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz said.

NuLu Bockfest canceled for 2020

The Nulu Bock Fest has been cancelled for this year, but will return in 2021.

Bridge replacement to close stretch of East Broadway for 3 months

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says work will begin May 26 to replace the nearly 100-year-old bridge spanning the South Fork of Beargrass Creek.

  Community activist pleads for masks, walk-in coronavirus testing in West Louisville

Maurice Beckley wants people in the California neighborhood of Louisville to take the virus more seriously.

Families, nursing homes making special preparations for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just two days away, and florists all over the Tri-State are working hard to fill orders.

Floyds Knobs nursing home residents treated to parade from family & first responders

Family members had a chance to talk to their loved ones through windows after the parade with masks on.

Steven Vanover Foundation donates $50,000 to 2 hospitals

The Steven Vanover Foundation, named after a Louisville man who died from a rare form of cancer in 2015, has made $25,000 donations to the two hospitals that treated him before he died.

Birthday parade held for Ky. woman, 109, who survived Spanish flu outbreak

Ruth Evelyn Harrington lives in Kuttawa.

C-130s fly over Kentucky honoring health care workers, first responders

The Kentucky Air National Guard planned the flyover for front line workers.

Daughters of the American Revolution make masks for essential workers

Daughters of the American Revolution members have made 250,000 fabric masks for essential workers nationwide.

Meals delivered to EMS workers on front lines of pandemic

The Ancient Order of Hibernian Hero Relief Initiative also plans to feed all the city department workers and hospital employees.

Send a card to healthcare heroes

Norton Healthcare asked the community to send in cards to workers to thank them for what they are doing to treat COVID-19 patients.

  Anonymous donor pays Kroger bills at 4 Louisville locations

The donation covered groceries during the first hour of shopping from 7 to 8 a.m., the hour dedicated to seniors and the more vulnerable shoppers.

Horses greet residents at Louisville senior living facility

The animals paid a visit to residents at Wesley Manor.

Four Pegs Beer Lounge serves over 500 meals to those in need

A Germantown pub helped those in need by providing hot meals to anyone who needed one Monday night.

  ‘Lift Up Louisville’ song is a hit with the local musicians who contributed

A new song inspired by life in Louisville during the coronavirus debuted to positive reviews from Mayor Greg Fischer, who said the song brings both chills and smiles.

  Big summer, fall events start to cancel amid COVID-19

Officials with events at Waterfront Park told WAVE 3 News all events at Waterfront Park, including 4th of July and Waterfront Wednesdays are on hold right now.

  Meade Co. teachers hand out signs for graduating seniors

Teachers, the superintendent, principals, bus drivers, aids, and everyone else in the district joined in to make the signs happen.

Muslims celebrate Ramadan by giving back

Since there cannot be gatherings and celebrations, the community had to think of a new way to stay connected.

AAPK provides lunch for Metro Works employees

The American Association of Pakistani physicians of Kentucky and Indiana wanted to thank the workers for all they do.

Gilda’s Club of Kentuckiana helping honor lives lost to COVID-19

PC Home Store donated 1,500 green light bulbs to Gilda’s Club so those with the organization can hand them out to people in the community.

  Clark Co. first responders thank Clark Memorial staff with parade

“It brings tears to your eyes to see how much we are appreciated,” one worker said.

Residents of American Senior Communities receive window visits from horse cavalry

With visitation restrictions taking place at many long-term care facilities, American Senior Communities found a way to provide some comfort and entertainment for their residents.

Southeast Christian to collect items for food banks

A food drive to help with food bank shortages will be held at several Southeast Christian Church campuses.

Gilda’s Club to deliver green light bulbs to homes

A cancer support community will be delivering green light bulbs for a different cause.

UPS donates $300,000, masks to Louisville-area organizations

UPS donated money and masks to Louisville-area organizations that are serving people hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

Birthday drive-by parade held for Louisville boy with brain cancer

One mother asked for assistance to help make her 8-year-old’s birthday special despite the circumstances.

New Zion Baptist Church members helping feed the community

Thursday, meals were handed out to community members in Park Duvalle.

Home of the Innocents is in dire need of personal care items. Here’s how you can help.

“10x the Helping Hands” is an Amazon wish list that will directly assist children at Home of the Innocents.

Indiana National Guard assists Charlestown food bank with drive-thru distribution

Around 50 cars were lined up at the North Clark Outreach Center in Clark County, receiving food at the non-profit food bank’s drive-thru distribution on Tuesday evening.

Kentucky Harvest donates 4,200 pounds of food to Family Scholar House

Kentucky Harvest has helped the Family Scholar House for nearly 16 years, and the support is continuing during the coronavirus crisis.

Rally’s franchise owner provides free meal vouchers for children

A total of 20,000 free meals vouchers will be donated each week to JCPS students. Children at The Boys and Girls Club will receive two meal vouchers on Fridays to use over the weekend.

‘Lean on Me’ Norton Healthcare workers sing positive rendition of popular song

One group of night-shift nurses in the cardiac unit at Norton Hospital decided to get together to sing a message of encouragement.

UPS workers donate Easter baskets to kids at Home of the Innocents

Even with people hunkering down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, there is still plenty of good will to go around.

  JBS donates 1,000 pounds of meat to Dare to Care

Dare to Care representatives say they've been through a lot since the group started 50 years ago, but they are grateful that the community has never hesitated to step up in a time of crisis.