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Bullitt County auto shop owner sues former sheriff

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Bullitt County auto shop owner is now suing the former sheriff. Glen's Auto Shop owner Glen Fleming filed the lawsuit saying his reputation and business have suffered since he was falsely accused in a federal drug raid in 2017.


Classmates of Bullitt Co. child battling bone cancer show support during visit

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Bullitt County boy battling cancer received a slew of support from his peers this week. Derrick Schott, 5, broke his arm last year. A trip to the Emergency Room revealed he had bone cancer.


Police investigating after body found on 42nd Street

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A death investigation is underway after a body was found in the Shawnee neighborhood of west Louisville on Thursday. Police say the man's body was found around noon on Feb. 21 in an alley off South 42nd Street near River Park Drive. Investigators tell WDRB it appears he suf


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


Kentucky lawmakers seek gas tax hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl


Bullitt County residents want flooded roadway fixed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A road in Bullitt County, Kentucky, is notorious for flooding during heavy rain and causing wrecks. Now neighbors say they are fed up with the issue and want it fixed.


Students from Bullitt County receive free checkups from U of L's dental school

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several local students got dental checkups as part of their school day on Tuesday. The students from Bullitt County Schools visited the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in downtown Louisville as part of the "Smile Kentucky" program.


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Authorities investigating shooting in Hillview

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police are investigating after a man was shot in Hillview Wednesday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., officers with the Hillview Police Department were sent to the 600 block of Prairie Drive, off Brookley Drive, on reports of shots fired in the area.


Police remind drivers to use caution near working emergency vehicles

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — In the last week, two local police officers were hurt in their vehicles while responding to calls. A Mt. Washington officer was driving with lights and sirens on Tuesday when he was hit by another driver on Highway 44. He was taken to the hospital and is now recovering a


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.


Overturned semi blocks all lanes on Kennedy Bridge exit ramp to I-64/71

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An overturned semi is blocking a busy exit ramp on the Kennedy Bridge. MetroSafe confirms that a semi lost control on the exit ramp from Interstate 65 South to Interstates 64 East and Interstate 71 North. It happened about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.


Deadly Unidentified Creature Strikes Again in Kentucky, Killing Six Llamas

Sightings of anomalous large animals have steadily increased in frequency around the world over the last few years, and now they seem to be getting more dangerous. A South Carolina man was recently dragged into a ditch by an unidentified “large black cat-like creature” only a few weeks after a simil


Corporate official identifies worker who died at Jeffersonville metal finishing plant

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) – Company officials have identified a worker who died after an accident at a metal finishing plant in Jeffersonville. According to Scott Schook, corporate director of safety and health for Valmont Coatings Gateway Galvanizing, the man has been identified as 49-year-old Ma


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.


Months after cab driver's death, a Louisville viaduct is still dangerous, neighbors say

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Yolanda Walker is fed up with a problem that's been the talk of her neighborhood for years. "If it was anywhere else, then yes, something would be done," said Walker, the president of the California Neighborhood Leadership Council.


Lawsuit by current and former JCPS employees allege schools aren't safe

Louisville, Ky (WDRB) As teachers are assaulted and students bring weapons to school, some JCPS employees say schools aren't safe. Now, several current and former employees have filed a lawsuit against JCPS.


More than $12 million is coming to these Kentucky addiction, workforce programs

An $867,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, announced Thursday, will help launch an artisanal stringed instrument factory in Knott County that plans to employ at least 18 people within the next three years — many of them recovering addicts.


Giants coming to Bernheim Forest

CLERMONT, Ky. — From now until March 15, renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo and his crew will be at Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest constructing larger-than-life whimsical sculptures from recycled and repurposed materials.