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Past articles by Sara:

Shelby County students to march with band in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Andrew Mazarakis and Jacob Taylor auditioned and got accepted into the Macy's Great American Marching Band. → Read More

Student found with gun at Doss High School on Thursday

According to the district's student handbook, weapons are not tolerated and bringing a gun to school is treated as one of the most serious offenses a student can make in → Read More

LMPD captains, lieutenants one step closer to significant pay raise

However, the River City Fraternal Order of Police says movement on a new contract for the department's higher ranks is a good sign for the rest of LMPD. → Read More

Carjackings in Louisville up by over 150% since 2019

The Louisville Metro Police Department said it's stepping up investigations. → Read More

JCPS student 'grazed' by gunshot after leaving bus stop in Shawnee neighborhood

The victim wasn't transported to the hospital, Mitchell said. → Read More

Hardin County homeless shelter needs help from more churches to keep doors open

The shelter opens during the coldest months of the year, from December through February. Last year, the pandemic impacted people's willingness to volunteer and offer space. → Read More

Eastern High School football players honor teachers battling breast cancer

The coach says it's about honoring the teachers and teaching the players to be better men when they grow up. → Read More

Facing bus driver shortage, GCCS staff jump into action after drivers call out sick

Some drivers to run a double route to retrieve children from school. → Read More

Family of Jackson County inmate who died in custody files lawsuit against jail workers

Three months after Chappell died in Jackson County Jail custody, her family is still waiting for answers. → Read More

Five-hour ambulance drop time 'inaccurate,’ Baptist Health Floyd says

The hospital said it's working through a staffing shortage with few empty beds. → Read More

LMPD Chief Erika Shields addresses gang violence contributing to city's violent crimes

LMPD Chief Erika Shields addressed gangs and gun violence in Louisville during a forum hosted by GOP councilmembers on Tuesday evening. → Read More

Clerical error holds up Louisville woman's unemployment benefits for nearly a year

Brooks-Beard said she's been left hanging since July and the number she was given won't connect her with anyone. → Read More

Metro Corrections officers say the city isn't providing basic items needed to stay safe

At Wednesday's Metro Council Public Safety Committee meeting, corrections officers said some are so overworked that they've fallen asleep on the drive home and at least one has wrecked their → Read More

Potential HBCU budget cuts a 'broken promise' for Louisville's Simmons College

President Biden's budget reconciliation bill proposes nearly $30 billion in cuts to historically Black colleges and universities. → Read More

Grief counseling center opening at west Louisville YMCA in response to recent gun violence

Hosparus Health is partnering with the YMCA at 17th and Broadway to open a permanent grief support center. → Read More

Bullitt County school bus drivers demand raises during pandemic

The school board passed new incentives to address its current need for more drivers. → Read More

Oldham County Schools to pay substitutes 1.5x normal pay to help fill shortage

The district created a new position on Monday night called the "dedicated teacher substitute." → Read More

Young people who witnessed bus stop shooting say art is helping them cope with trauma

With music, dancing, and smiles, neighbors try to bring more light to Chestnut Street where three teens were shot while waiting for the bus. They're using art to help the → Read More

After bus stop shooting, Russell neighbors ask for help protecting children

Neighbors in the Russell neighborhood are coming together and asking for help to protect children in the area. → Read More

Shelby County golf teams compete to remember beloved coach, teacher

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Shelby County Public Schools golf programs played for a good cause on Tuesday, competing in honor of someone that made a big impact both on and → Read More