Positively WAVE

  Indiana soldier reunites with four-legged best friend after a year

  Down Syndrome of Louisville meets Backstreet Boys before concert

Norton Cancer Institute hosts celebration of courage

Big Green EGGFest raises over $26K for local charities

11 awardees receive recognition at Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

13-year-old Louisville entrepreneurs appear on TODAY

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5-year-old battling bone cancer has last round of chemo

Blessings in a Backpack sends food home with 5,000 kids

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

Family reunites after more than 60 years

New federal funding helping 21 Kentucky Americorps programs

  Thousands raised in minutes as press conference turns into fundraiser

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

Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana hosts open house block party

Checkout the list of events Gilda's Club Kentuckiana is hosting in honor of their open house week.

  Dog saved from McAlpine locks

Animal advocate groups are trying to track down the owner of a dog found swimming in the McAlpine Locks this week.

  For 44 years, a 10K a day has kept the doctor away

A 69-year-old Louisville man has run 100,000 miles in his lifetime and says he has no plans on stopping.

Jack Daniels presents custom whiskey bottle to fallen Indiana officer’s family

41st Hunger Walk set for September 22

Taste of Frankfort Avenue helps American Printing House for the Blind

New mobile market brings groceries to Louisville food deserts

  Teen who founded local nonprofit heads to MIT

Mill Creek Elementary students see science in action

Make A Wish Foundation brings girl with brain tumor baby dolls

Nine-year-old Kadence named her new baby dolls Nevaeh and Shevaun.

  Teen helps save woman’s life because she learned CPR

Over the summer break, a WAVE Country teen did something amazing. She saved someone’s life.

Local gyms go head to head collecting backpacks and supplies for JCPS students

The winner presented over 1,000 pieces of school supplies to be donated to JCPS students in need.

  Mercy the comfort dog returns from lifting spirits in Dayton

Mercy is a 6-year-old golden retriever who’s had more than 2,000 hours of training to become a comfort dog.

The Ronald McDonald House received $9,000 in donations on Friday

Throughout the month of July co-op employees gathered the donations in a “Give a Smile” campaign.

Ivy Tech students selected for NASA internship

Two southern Indiana students were selected to intern with NASA.

All-inclusive playground to be built in Meade County

Nearly $20,000 has been granted from Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center to help fund a state of the art, all-inclusive $150,000 playground at Brandenburg Primary School.

Neighborhood kids raise nearly $2,000 in 2 days to fix potholes on street

A group of kids in the Mott Creek Neighborhood of Wilmington raised nearly $2,000 from a lemonade stand in order to fix the pothole problem in their neighborhood.

UofL awarded Vietnam veteran his degree he was never able to finish

Larry McKillip was awarded a degree Monday, 50 years after he had to leave school to take care of his sick parents.

Louisville church helping the Blackjewel miners

St. John United Church of Christ on Market and Clay streets is gathering up supplies to drive down to the miners.

  Woman requests to adopt dogs with most seniority and special needs from NC shelter

Leslie walked into the Asheville Humane Society July 24 with a question and a request: “Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs? I’m here to take them both home with me.”

  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.

Girl Scouts received grant from the UPS foundation for community work

Wednesday, the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana was given a $25,000 grant from the UPS foundation to continue their work in the community.

  ‘God is great’: Myrtle Beach vacationer reunited with rings dedicated to late wife

One man can breathe a sigh of relief after he was reunited with a special memento that he lost during his vacation in Myrtle Beach.

After long search, Ky. woman does ‘good thing’ and returns scrapbook to 97-year-old Navy pilot in Ohio

“Tracking him down was the absolute hardest and most aggravating part,” said Alexis.

Fort Knox soldiers return home from Afghanistan

While deployed, the unit covered more than 7,000 miles in route clearance in southern Afghanistan.

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.

Group founded by retired Louisville detective delivers Christmas in July to cancer patients

The Childhood Cancer Family Fund provided more than $267,000 in donated goods to families at St. Jude Hospital’s Target House in Tennessee this weekend.

Living Green Wall helping create a healthier Park DuValle community

A new neighborhood project is helping build a healthier community by assembling a massive, plant filled wall.

Family of former cancer patient donates $250,000 to Norton Cancer Institute

The money, donated by the family of Steven Vanover, will fund Norton Cancer Institute's new genomics lab.

  Basketball camp for young people with epilepsy and autism comes to Louisville

A two-day special needs basketball camp kicked off Thursday at St. Paul United Methodist in the Highlands.

JCPS helping parents and students prepare for school with free supplies

Jefferson County Public Schools hosted an opportunity for parents to get some supplies for free Thursday at Valley High School.

Louisville Urban Leagues’s new Sports Learning complex is in the works

A vacant lot at 30th and Ali is being transformed into $35 million world-class complex.

NKY police, firefighters attend birthday party for 2 boys when no one showed up

Members of the Florence Police Department and Florence Fire Department are receiving praise for their recent heroic actions.

  Breakout Games plans mad dash for $2,000 cash around Louisville

One company is planning a real-life treasure hunt for people in Louisville on Wednesday.

  JCPS gives school supplies away ahead of 2019-20 school year

On Saturday, 600 backpacks were handed out at Westport Middle School to help JCPS students start out on an even playing field, when it comes to having the essential supplies to start off the new school year.

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.

Dogs at Bullitt County Animal Shelter felt community love

The shelter asked volunteers to help walk the dogs while the maintenance was going on.

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

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

  Hundreds turn out for funeral in southern Indiana of veteran they didn’t know

So many people showed up, they couldn't all fit inside for the service.

New clubhouse opened for cancer support organization Gilda’s Club

Tuesday was the ribbon cutting for the new facility on Grinstead Drive.

Firefighters save 2 dogs from Jeffersonville fire

Officials say 24 firefighters responded, quickly getting the fire under control and saving two dogs.

  Community rallies to reopen Sun Valley Pool

City budget cuts kept all four Metro Parks pools closed. However, one council member worked to rally the community and get the pool open.

  Positively WAVE: Westport Orchestra’s Rock N’ Warhawks release new video

The Westport Orchestra is one of the most rapidly growing orchestra programs in the state of Kentucky. In just two years, it has quadrupled in size, growing from 45 to 180 students.

  Portland neighbors team up with Habitat for Humanity for neighborhood improvements

Volunteers cleaned up the Portland Orchard, built a community shelter, cleaned up streets and alley ways and completed six home repair projects.

  Students and volunteers give Portland a new coat of paint

Four historical homes have been reimagined into a technicolor dream on Lytle Street.

Volunteers of America gets help from Louisville veterans

The Louisville chapter of the Veterans Association of Real Estate donated both time and money to the VOA.

Norton employees fill 1,000 backpacks for Unity Jam

Norton hopes to help underserved communities with this event.

Sun Valley pool to open following renovations

Sun Valley is set to open after a ceremony at noon on Monday.

National Veterans Wheelchair Games take over downtown Louisville

The goal of the games is to take rehabilitation out of the hospital, and onto the court.

UPS employees move athletes equipment from airport to hotels for National Veterans Wheelchair Games

More than 600 vets are in the Metro for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

Impellizzeri’s offers deal to celebrate 40 years of operation

The company has five locations all over the city of Louisville.

Pack the Bus helps bring school supplies to students

Pack the Bus helps Clarksville Community Schools get school supplies to every child for the beginning of the school year.

KSP troopers deliver teddy bears to children in hospitals

Trooper Teddy Bear Program aims to provide support to kids in traumatic or medical situations.

  USA Women’s World Cup Victory celebrated in Louisville

The 2-0 victory against the Netherlands brought fans across the world to their feet.

Volunteers comfort shelter animals during holiday fireworks

Fireworks can be stressful for animals, especially those in shelters. That makes the Fourth of July a bit of a pain for them.

Andrew Allen will walk in Pray Hope Believe Walk less than a year after critical injury

Andrew Allen was in critical condition less than a year ago, and now will be walking a 5K in remembrance of his little brother.

USPS worker honored after stopping scam

Tuesday Bertie Faulkner received the Postmaster General Hero Award, which honors employees who go above and beyond the call of duty.

  Louisville woman changing the construction industry

When Chelsea Ellis graduated high school, she set out to address the lack of women and minorities she saw in construction. Now she’s working to help millennials learn to make their own way.

Riverview Independence Festival takes place Saturday

Riverview Independence Festival will take place Saturday, June 29 at Riverview Park.

  Puppy alerts Jeffersonville family to neighbor’s smoking home, saving the day

The kids were playing in their yard when Shiloh started barking at the fence, bringing their attention to the fire.

Duke Energy Saver gives customer free home energy makeover

Since March 2015, more than 6,800 Duke Energy Indiana households have received free energy makeovers.

St. Matthews police rescue seven baby ducks

SMPD were dispatched to Shelbyville Plaza to help save some baby ducks.

LMPD rescued cat along with her 3 kittens

LMPD posted pictures on its Facebook page showing officers helping out a cat and her kittens.

Empower women while shopping Dress for Success sale

Dress for Success provides a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Shiloh’s Coffee House gives all its profit away to help others

The coffee shop gives 100 percent of its profit to building orphanages and churches around the world.

Rescue caught on camera: Officer pulls fawn from Madeira pool

Every once in awhile, police officers have to respond to reports of animals trapped or in distress.