Louisville Metro

  Metro Council overwhelmingly passes budget slashing funds to city services

After months of conversations and conciliations regarding how to deal with Louisville’s $32 million budget shortfall, Metro Council members had a final say Tuesday night.

Louisville adopts ordinance making marijuana possession ‘lowest priority’ for police

JCPS board praises superintendent Pollio in performance review

Louisville priest resigns amid criminal activity concerns

Police: Man bit stranger’s ear off during fight at Louisville bar

JCPS program aims to help improve student lives by teaching resilience

  Louisville funeral director Woody Porter dies

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Man convicted in deadly stabbing sentenced to life in prison

Juveniles charged in Smoketown neighborhood shooting

Multiple people shot at liquor store in Park Hill neighborhood

  Metro Council to vote on controversial city budget Tuesday night

Some stoplights in downtown Louisville may be removed

  Suspect who cut off ankle bracelet finally captured by SWAT nearly 2 years later

Ramp from I-64 W to I-65 S reopens after semi overturns

All lanes of the ramp were closed until around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

New apartments, restaurant headed to Louisville

The apartment complex and restaurant would be at 700 East Main Street.

Changes coming to River Road in downtown Louisville

The space will be transformed into a park-like setting underneath I-64 and the Belvedere.

LMAS fees for impounded pets will be waived in July

A Louisville ordinance requires Jefferson County residents to license their dog or cat with LMAS.

  Police: Louisville woman shot in back of head by ‘friend’

Person found dead in Louisville sparks investigation

Louisville residents came together for storm cleanup

  Louisville Tourism working to find replacement for big convention leaving city

Indicted LMPD officer cited for misconduct

New library features makerspace, more than 120K books and materials

Rowena Road murder suspect arraigned

Louisville Metro police say Jose Rodriguez, 27, of Louisville, admitted to killing the female victim.

Coroner’s office looking for man’s next of kin

Tony Anderon, 62, died at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital on May 27.

  Men who served 20+ years in prison charged in Portland store robberies

Two men who served decades behind bars were arrested after police said they robbed a store in the Portland neighborhood twice.

2 dead, 1 injured in shooting in Jacobs neighborhood

The shooting was reported at 11:15 p.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of Wheeler Avenue.

  Severe storms barrel through Jefferson County, dozens dealing with damage

When the wind stopped blowing, the mess the storms had created was clear.

LMPD arrests fugitive with warrants dating back to 2017

Quinton Elliot was arrested after the LMPD SWAT team found him hiding behind a couch.

Man in critical condition following Smoketown shooting

Police received the report around 6 p.m. Sunday from Roselane and Clay Streets.

Police: Man called 9-1-1 after shooting woman in the head

The call came in just before 5 a.m. Sunday.

Thousands in town for SkillsUSA Conference

Thousands are in Louisville for the SkillsUSA National Conference, the world’s largest hands-on skills competition.

FBI locates fugitive, former U.S. soldier in Ohio

Bryan Conley allegedly removed his ankle monitoring device before missing a court appearance.

One person killed in crash on I-64 near I-265 in Jefferson County

The crash happened just after 5 a.m. Sunday.

  Dirt Bowl marks 50 years of competition, community

For many, it’s more than just basketball. It’s a tradition that has been passed down for generations.

Community raises funds for Chickasaw Park tennis courts, allowing tournament to take place

Fresh clay was laid down at the beginning of June, just in time for the tournament to start on June 20.

1 person taken to hospital following incident on Kentucky Kingdom water ride

This was the third ride incident within just more than year for Kentucky Kingdom.

People in need gifted fresh foods, healthcare screenings at Show Some Love

Dozens of people were given access to new clothes and fresh fruits and vegetables to take home.

Rain forces Victory Park clean-up event to be postponed

Clean-up efforts were to focus on the Lodge area for painting, organizing, cleaning and general maintenance.

  Local experts give tips on protecting your home during severe weather

Continuous rain means you need to constantly check your home from top to bottom after each downpour.

  Louisville family raising awareness for child’s rare disease

A Louisville family spent the past six months in the hospital with their baby, who’s suffering from a rare motor neuron disease.

LMPD searching for car wash theft suspect

Anyone with information can call the LMPD anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.

Cards fall to Vanderbilt in College World Series, finish season 51-18

After a stunning come from behind victory Thursday night, UofL looked to do it again against their rival Vanderbilt.

Louisville Violence Interrupter program could face major cuts

The Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods, which operates the program, will see more than $1 million in cuts.

Man formally sentenced after pleading guilty to killing 13-year-old boy

Joseph Cambron entered a plea last week to first-degree manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

No evidence of misconduct found in FOP president sexual harassment case

A former metro corrections employee accused FOP president, Tracy Dotson, of sexual harassment in a lawsuit this month.

Goodwill’s RISE granted $90,000 to continue employment programs

United Healthcare announced a $90,000 grant for the program.

Students fly high during Louisville aviation camp

The event was part of Shawnee Aviation Career Academy’s week-long camp where students learn about careers in aviation.

Bon Air Library offering free model train show

The display features more than 2,000 square feet of tracks and trains.

One person shot on Camp Street near Shelby Park

The victim was expected to be taken to an area hospital.

  KY Supreme Court chase case may have influenced LMPD settlement

The family of Alexus “Lexee” Gray sued Louisville Metro Police after she died.

Mary Byron Games raise money for domestic abuse

The games are named after a Louisville woman shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1993.

  20 million gallon sewage basin now operational at Shawnee Park

The Shawnee Park Combined Sewer Overflow Basin has been in the works for more than two years.

Police arrest man in theft of sound gear from bar

Video surveillance and information from a witness helped Louisville Metro police make the arrest.

St. Matthews church changes name

A church that sits on a prominent corner in St. Matthews will go by a new name.

  Committee unanimously passes amended budget, decision moves to Metro Council

Mayor Fischer said his proposed cuts were made by analyzing each department’s expenses.

Teen survivor of Pope Lick train incident progressing, recovering at home

16-year-old Kaylee and her friend Savanna were hit over Memorial Day weekend, but Savanna did not survive.

New luxury apartments open in Louisville

The luxury apartments feature spacious balconies with a great view of the river and downtown Louisville.

  Record rain leads to development, construction delays around Louisville

The rain is not only causing high water problems.

  Question of crossing fire district lines still smolders

The Louisville Fire Department responded from a greater distance to the Breckenridge Lane fire but still arrived just five minutes after getting the call.

Urban League aims to raise $20 million for West Louisville sports complex by September

The complex, which will sit on a 24-acre lot, will feature both an indoor and outdoor track.

Judge dismisses fraud claims against TopGolf, project moving forward

A Louisville judge dismissed a claim by neighbors that the entertainment venue’s application to the city was fraudulent.

City employee charged with stealing fuel

Anthony Dewayne Bradley, 48, of Louisville, is charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500 and official misconduct.

  Committee passes ordinance to make marijuana lowest priority for police

Louisville Metro Council's Public Safety Committee passed an ordinance Wednesday that would make small amounts of marijuana one of the lowest priorities for police.

At least 20 displaced from homes following apartment fire in Buechel

Sixteen units were damaged in an apartment complex late Wednesday night, displacing at least 20 people.

  PASS THE CASH: $3,000, new air conditioner gifted to Highview firefighter battling stage 4 cancer

In addition to his health struggles, Mike Henson’s home was also without air conditioning.

  $5 million grant to help at-risk Kentucky teenagers transition into adulthood

TAYLRD provides a hot meal and access to games and computers to people ages 16 to 25 who are homeless

Two LMDC employees charged with official misconduct following alleged ‘involvement’ with an inmate

Tiffany Welch and Sharonda Simmons could face jail time, a fine, or both.

Activists seek positive change, police reform during meeting with LMPD chief

CLOUT members came out of their meeting with Chief Steve Conrad calling it a “breakthrough.”

  Enforcement of policies leaves piles of debris outside Louisville homes

Residents around several Louisville neighborhoods are frustrated that Louisville Metro Government's Public Works Department didn't collect piles of brush from them during their routine large item pick up.

Juneteenth Jubilee rescheduled for July 28

The event was rescheduled due to the threat of severe weather.

  Scream Machine leaving Louisville, claims high waters sank business

The owner said high water and debris made the Ohio River unsafe for rides.

LMPD ‘hunting’ for stolen lion statues

The stolen statues are sentimental in value and can't be replaced.

Advocacy group wants vandalism on Louisville mural to be considered hate crime

The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the community needs to stand up and loudly say no to hatred and division.

  St. Matthews Fire Department raises concerns over which department should cover area

Louisville fire uses one system while other departments in the county use another. The two systems are unable to talk to one another.

Kentucky Racing Commission approves ‘racetrack extension’ at new Churchill Downs facility

The Kentucky Racing Commission voted unanimously to approve Churchill Downs’ official request to lease, own and operate a “racetrack extension” at the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society.

Debate surrounding Louisville food trucks continues

The new ordinance would limit how many spots food trucks can reserve- to no more than 25-percent on any block.

Supplies Over Seas donates $20,000 worth of medical supplies to JCPS

The use of the donated medical equipment will start during the 2019-2020 school year.

Canadian man formally sentenced to 26 years for role in suicide attack that killed 5 American soldiers

In federal court in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa was sentenced to 26 years imprisonment, followed by a lifetime of supervised release by United States District Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf.

Man, woman arrested 10 days after string of burglaries in upscale neighborhoods

Bryan Anthony Tatum, 30, and Nichole Michelle Tatum, 38, were arrested Monday following their alleged crime spree on June 7.

Parade shooter accepts plea deal in separate deadly shooting

A Louisville teenager who pleaded guilty in connection with the 2016 Pegasus Parade shooting has accepted a plea deal related to a second shooting that left a man dead.