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  JCPS student who struggled with dyslexia will graduate as valedictorian

After being diagnosed with dyslexia as a young child, Kendahl Broyles was able to overcome her learning disability.

North Harrison Elementary students raise over $500K for Norton Children’s Hospital

Aiden’s Legacy and Texas Roadhouse raise more than $30K for Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Newcomer Academy students help plant vegetable gardens

Firefighters rescue ducklings from drain

  West Louisville Tennis Club confident courts will be ready for tournament

  Positively WAVE: Louisville woman meets her long-lost father in person after more than 60 years

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  Corydon senior named National Merit Scholar, ready to attend Princeton University

  Charlestown Police Department’s new K9 named for fallen officer

  Blind runner find guides during mini marathon

  Imagination springs to life in new Portland writing center

  American Cancer Society taps female leaders for ResearcHERS

Body of KY native killed on USS Oklahoma in Pearl Harbor finally returns home

Flash Dads encourage students at Louisville elementary school

Leaders at the school say it's support like this from the community that shows the kids what life's all about.

New Orleans student accepted to 115 colleges, offered $3.7 million in scholarships

An 18-year-old New Orleans high school senior has been accepted into 115 colleges and has been offered more than $3.7 million in scholarships.

End Of Watch display gifted to LMPD’s First Division by fallen KSP trooper’s mother

Trooper Cameron Ponder's mother gifted LMPD's First Division with a memorial plaque, honoring Officer Nick Rodman, killed while chasing a suspect in March of 2017.

  Clarksville FD hand delivers Easter eggs after original event cancelled

Saturday’s heavy rain caused a decades-long Clarksville tradition--the annual Easter egg hunt--to be cancelled. But the local fire department stepped in to make sure kids still got their Easter treats.

POSITIVELY WAVE: LMPD enlists volunteers to build beds for kids in need

  911 operators honored during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

  Months of planning for Louisville’s Give a Day Week pays off

  Bald eagle released after rehabilitation in Hancock Co.

  Pass the Cash: Neighbor reaches out to family in need

West End School students graduate from national leadership development program

Positively WAVE: Surgery date set for neighbor’s kidney donation

A surgery date has been approved for a Jeffersontown woman who surprised her neighbor by being her match for a kidney transplant.

‘Back the Bluebonnet’ challenge has Texas law enforcement playing in meadows, frolicking in fields

The #BacktheBlueBonnet challenge has public servants and emergency responders pausing to smell the flowers

  Middle schooler paints restrooms with meaningful phrases to raise classmates’ self-confidence

Anna Schoonover said through her conversations with friends in between classes, she came to realize how many girls struggle with self-esteem.

  Firefighters pose with puppies to promote fostering of animals

There are a few new recruits hanging around the fire station in Jeffersonville who need a lot of extra attention. Every one of them is a foster dog.

  Pass the Cash: WAVE Country woman receives double lung transplant, needs new vehicle

Each week on WAVE 3 News, we help someone in the community who's in need. This week, it was Tracy, who just underwent a double lung transplant.

  Local veteran creates mural to honor Vietnam War veterans

Brian Tomes wants to make sure all the veterans who stop by the U.S. Veterans Outreach Center can see the honor and respect they deserve.

  WWII vet missing for more than 74 years brought back home for burial

The remains of Private First Class Clifford M. Mills are on the way to Tell City, Indiana.

Norton Healthcare welcomes new therapy dogs

Juno and Pepper were introduced as the health care system’s newest therapy dogs.

KY high school student honored for saving neighbors from fire

The Fern Creek Fire Department honored Crystal Ferrell, a senior at Mercy Academy, for her brave actions.

  Community Canopy provides free trees in Louisville, tells you where to plant them

It may be hard to believe by looking around our city, but the amount of trees around Louisville is shrinking at an alarming rate.

Several free, low-cost activities offered for kids on spring break

Spring break is coming for many WAVE Country children and there a lots of great, affordable options to keep kids busy.

High school students show support to Muslim community

A group of Valley High School students are showing their support for the Muslim community, a week after the deadly attack in New Zealand.

Former grocery store space helping homeless safely secure their items

The old First Link near East Liberty Street is being repurposed to help the homeless.

Positively WAVE: Principal spends entire Friday on treadmill

A JCPS principal spent the entire school day on a treadmill Friday, all for a good cause.

IN firefighters surprise fire victim with brand new bicycle

When firefighters saw how sad the boy was, and jumped into action.

  UofL coach sprouts kindness on World Down Syndrome Day

Millions of people spent March 21 raising money and awareness for World Down Syndrome Day. Among them were children at a Louisville preschool and a guy that you could say is a little bit busy this week.

  Pass the Cash: Grandmother, victim of theft blessed by co-workers

Darlene raises her three grandsons on her own. Co-workers say she's always positive, but they know she needed some help.

  Sales of Kentucky hemp products skyrocketed in 2018

Kentucky’s hemp product sales surged in 2018, according to the commonwealth’s agriculture commissioner.

#smashSMARDchallenge raising money for rare disease

It’s happening all over the country. Families are taking pies to the face as part of the latest viral challenge called #smashSMARD.

  Pass the Cash: Family of child with spina bifida gets money for handicap-accessible room

Kaylee has been in a wheelchair for years, and as she gets older, she needs her own handicap-accessible room in her family's home.

  Positively WAVE: Canada goose running around with an arrow through it has been caught, saved

For weeks, people near Lake Shelby in Shelby County have been on a wild goose chase.

Louisville woman celebrates 105th birthday

Juanita Green says her secret to longevity is by treating everyone with respect.

Nurse retires after 44-years of caring for others at Green Valley Care Center

Carol McLean loved her job so much, she stayed for over four decades.

Bibles, crosses left untouched in massive church fire

According to the fire department, every bible and cross inside the church should have been reduced to ash. They were all intact.

  JCPS teachers make sure missed school days don’t mean missed meals

For many JCPS families, school closures mean a lot more than just missed class. It could mean a missed meal.

Shelby Park plants its 500th tree in 5 years

The neighborhood set a goal of planting 500 trees back in 2014, and they accomplished it on Saturday morning.

WAVE Country students honored with Black History Makers of Tomorrow scholarships

McDonald’s offered a college scholarship to each student -- totaling $18,000.

  Pass the Cash: Walmart employee receives help in midst of car, housing issues

Even when Ms. Kathy's car doesn't work, she does.

Louisville Urban League honors black community leaders with unique portraits

The portraits were created by local artist Jaylin Stewart.

Hanover College a stop for the Don Shirley trio, portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie ‘Green Book’

Green Book was honored with the Best Picture Oscar, and some at Hanover College remember the real life Don Shirley visiting campus all those years ago.

  New snow leopard arrives at Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo welcomed a new addition Saturday morning.

  Positively WAVE: Louisville woman finds long-lost father through DNA kit after 62 years

Martha Smith Bingham has always felt that there was a piece of her life that was missing. Over the years, she’s prayed for one thing -- to find her father.

  Positively WAVE: Popular cookie shop thankful for homeless veteran’s sweet gesture

You may have had a Kizito cookie or seen them around town. And recently, a kind gesture on the outside of the store made the viral rounds on social media.

Hardin Co. teacher uses corgis in classroom

She says the dogs have led to less fighting among the students, improved work ethic and better attendance.

  POSITIVELY WAVE: Students crown classmate with autism homecoming king

Homecoming may have been a week ago, but students around Lanesville High School are still thinking about it. Students voted for and crowned Peyton Wolfe, who has autism, as homecoming king on Feb. 8.

Rajon Rondo gifts new shoes to high achieving students at new JCPS school

A Louisville native turned NBA star gave an assist to some students at the W.E.B. DuBois Academy.

New snow leopard on the way to Louisville Zoo

UPS announced this week it’s moving 1-year-old Meru from the Los Angeles Zoo to Louisville early Saturday.

The public has spoken: The female golden eagle at Bernheim Forest finally has a name

Allow us to introduce you to Athena, a female golden eagle at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

  Pass the Cash: Veteran gets help to make a house a home

Bob's mother's home needed major repairs, and he did the best he could with the savings he had to keep them from becoming homeless. But so much more needs to be done.

  Best friends match in tuxedos on Valentine’s day

Two second graders started a tradition of wearing tuxes every Valentine's day

Artist surprises Louisville shop owner with designs on boarded windows

Elizabeth Kizito said she has been waiting on new windows for a month. People think she’s closed and it’s hurt her business.

Charlestown PD selling decals for Bertram family

The proceeds will help Sgt. Bertram’s family in blue and in blood travel to Washington D.C. for the annual Police Week memorial services where law enforcement officers from all over the country will be honored.

Police, fire rescue dog stuck on Louisville roof

The dog was cold and hungry, but otherwise fine.

  Dolly Parton honored with MusiCares’ Person of the Year award for work with Imagination Library

The "Queen of Country Music" was honored on Friday night.

  Hope’s Closet celebrates one year at new Taylorsville Road location

An idea that started in a garage has turned into a 1,500 square foot safe haven for foster families.

  Driver, deputies help rescue 93-year-old man trapped in car for 8 hours

A driver and Nelson County deputies helped rescue a 93-year-old man who had been trapped in his car for at least eight hours.

  Son of fallen LMPD Det. Deidre Mengedoht treated to shopping spree

Those shopping with Preston hoped it helped him just get to be a kid for a minute.

  Pass the Cash: Man recovering from kidney transplant receives another blessing

Mike is celebrating the birth of his first child, while also fighting to stay alive.

Raising Cane’s raises funds for family of fallen LMPD detective

Once Cane's heard news of the death of Det. Deidre Mengedoht, they immediately wanted to help.

Indiana organization collecting shoulder patches to make quilt for fallen Charlestown Indiana officer

Each quilt is personalized and given to the family of the fallen officer.

Supplies Over Seas ships $150K worth of medical supplies to Uganda

The Louisville-based global health organization partners with hospitals and other medical institutions to recover surplus medical supplies and equipment.

Harrison County resource officer returns to work after being injured while tackling suspect

Despite being injured, Officer Steven Duley says he was ready for the situation thanks to years of training.

Hometown Heroes cup returns to raise money for local police and fire charities

The Hometown Hero cups can be purchased at any Mission BBQ location.

Grayson County High School’s new homecoming queen is Emily Lush

Emily Lush has Down syndrome, but it doesn’t stop her from being a ray of light for her family--and living life to the fullest. On Friday night, she was named the 2019 homecoming queen of Grayson County High School.

  VIDEO: Cafeteria workers have impromptu dance party

When that feeling hits you, sometimes you just need to bust a move!The cafeteria workers at East Robeson Primary in Lumberton, NC did just that to make their workday a little more fun.

  Boutique hotel to transform Madison riverfront, helping grow tourism and redevelopment

Since the 1980s, the historic Eagle cotton mill has sat empty. But soon, it will be transformed into an 80 room boutique hotel.

Day care employees honored for quick actions after fire destroys day care building

All employees of Southside Christian Childcare received certificates of appreciation after getting all the children out of the building during a fire earlier this month.

  Veteran’s Club continues giving to federal workers despite end of shutdown

One Louisville man said he plans to keep giving to those in the Coast Guard until they rebound from the financial troubles caused by the political battle.