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Councilwoman says mayor using ‘scare tactics’ to promote Louisville tax hike

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Across social media, videos and photos are popping up showing different departments and places that would be impacted by the potential budget cuts. Metro Louisville is facing a $65 million budget shortfall. Mayor Greg Fischer said the budget cuts to come up with the money wou


Man's body found in Shawnee neighborhood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police are asking for any information after discovering a man's body in the Shawnee neighborhood. Officers responded to an alley off 42nd Street around noon on February 21 where the body was found.


Growing Affordable Housing In Louisville Requires New Strategies, Report Says

Louisville needs more than 31,000 units that would be affordable to the city’s lowest-income households, according to a third-party report that will be released Thursday. City-commissioned consultants examined the available housing in Louisville and found that there is more than enough for the highe


Louisville Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

LOUISVILLE, KY — A quick heads up: Weather officials have issued a Flash Flood Watch for your area, beginning Friday at 7:00 pm and ending Sunday at 1:00 am. More info from the National Weather Service is available here.


3 Louisville boys recognized as heroes after late-night apartment fire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Three boys were recognized as heroes Thursday after an apartment building went up in flames. A fire broke out at an apartment building on East Saint Catherine Street around 2:30 a.m. on a November night last year.


Pegasus Pins arrive at LouisvilleKY’s Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Louisville, KY. – The first shipment of 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pins is here! The pins arrived at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Main Street this morning. It’s the first place you can purchase a 2019 Pegasus Pin beginning today. Heaven Hill Distillery has also produced a specia


DNA kit connects Louisville woman with long-lost father after 62 years

A Louisville woman has been searching her whole life for someone. And after more than 60 years later, with the help of a genetic testing kit and perseverance, come answers.


Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Heavy rain and severe storm potential move into Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Southern and eastern Kentucky will have the best chance to see these heavier rounds of rain today. Another issue that those folks face is the steady nature of the rain. We will see multiple rounds roll over the same spots that already picked up a few inches from the last syst


Shawn Mendes adds Louisville tour date

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Shawn Mendes is coming to the KFC Yum! Center as part of his third global tour with special guest Alessia Cara. The Grammy-nominated singer announced he was coming to Louisville Saturday, August 3, as part of his third global tour.


Source: Passport Health Plan to pause construction on west Louisville headquarters amid fight with state

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Passport Health Plan on Friday is set to announce a pause in construction on its west Louisville headquarters building and health campus, according to a source with knowledge of the company’s plans.


Woman charged with intentionally hitting LMPD officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman is accused of intentionally hitting an LMPD officer with her car. A not guilty charge was entered for Ashley Allen in court Thursday. She was there to face a long list of charges including assault of a police officer and wanton endangerment.


Herbert Lee’s bond reduced following alleged Facebook car-sale scam

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who's been in out of legal trouble had his bond reduced Thursday. Herbert Lee, 25, is accused of robbing a teenager he met while trying to sell a car. Prosecutors said Lee advertised the car on Facebook, and went with two co-defendants to meet the would-be buyer.


WLKY: Park DuValle residents fed up after flooding

Residents in the Park DuValle neighborhood in west Louisville said they’ve had enough of flooding after years of losing valuable property. Since 2009, residents of the Park DuValle neighborhood have dealt with flooding. Many of them said they have lost everything multiple times. They said they are t


Car fans can get a look into the future and the past at the Louisville Auto Show

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Auto Show promises to keep car fans busy, February 22nd through the 24th. The annual display at the Kentucky Exposition Center features more than 350 new vehicles.


7 Questions With … Artist Monica Stewart

In early February, Louisville artist Monica Stewart was honored with the 2019 Emerging Artist Award by Louisville Visual Art at its annual LVA Honors luncheon. The program celebrates impactful contributors of the past, present and future to the area’s visual arts scene.


OneWest buys retail strip along Broadway to further revitalization efforts

The nonprofit OneWest has secured a small but critically located retail center abutting West Broadway. OneWest paid $1 million for the property located at 1807 W. Broadway, its CEO Evon Smith told Insider Thursday.


Chicago police say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has turned himself in

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Chicago police say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has turned himself in to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.


Owners of historic Louisville bar worry years of wear and tear may force it to close

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- In the dark of night, when the neon red lights flip on, Air Devils Inn on Taylorsville Road comes to life. "It's a great place, to say the least," said Dylan Berry, who calls himself a "new regular."


Man shot in southwest Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro police are investigating after a man was shot in southwest Louisville. The shooting was reported in the 2200 block of Lower Hunters Trace around 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell.


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.