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Southern Indiana community pays respects to volunteer firefighter killed in the line of duty

Jacob McClanahan died on the night of Monday, May 16 along Highway 135 in Palmyra. → Read More

Metro councilwoman encouraging neighbors to help keep local park safe, clean for kids

Huston Quin Park, also known as Wilder Park, near Churchill Downs is a place for recreational sports and a spot to keep cool in the hot summer heat. → Read More

Landmark movie theater Village 8 closing after almost 50 years

Village 8, a landmark theater in Dupont Village in St. Matthews, has shown movies for around 50 years. The eight-screen theater is closing on July 5. → Read More

New subdivision coming to Orange County, Indiana to support area workforce

It will be the first subdivision in nearly 60 years in the community. → Read More

Locals host at-home Kentucky Derby parties

Derby parties are happening at homes all over Louisville. → Read More

Contract employee accused of smuggling narcotics into Louisville Metro Corrections

Investigators said they found nearly 60 pills and something else: suspected fentanyl, leading to another arrest. → Read More

Business booming across Louisville ahead of Kentucky Derby

It may be a gamble getting a custom Derby hat, alterations, clothes or even a haircut in the next few days — but for these small businesses around Louisville, customers → Read More

Louisville mothers turn grief into gifts on International Bereaved Mother's Day

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mother's Day could be especially difficult for those who are grieving after losing a loved one to gun violence. So, it’s the goal of one Louisville → Read More

Churchill Downs trots in new stylish theme for Spring Meet Opening Night

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Kentucky Derby has been built into a fashion staple. So much so, a fashion show was inspired, as well as new ways to roll out → Read More

Metro Corrections officers credited with saving the lives of 2 inmates

It happened Wednesday afternoon in a dorm for inmates enrolled in a detox program at the jail in downtown Louisville. → Read More

Louisville nonprofit ElderServe pausing services due to low resources

The nonprofit says the pause comes in part to the pandemic and a changing philanthropic landscape. → Read More

Kentucky Driving School offering lessons teaching motorcycle safety

The Kentucky Driving School is teaching motorcycle safety as more people pick motorcycles as their mode of transportation. → Read More

Local contractor urging homeowners to check their roof after Wednesday storms

Chase Bryant, with Deer Park Roofing, shared some tips for homeowners when it comes to surveying possible damage. → Read More

More than a dozen bullet holes found in Douglas Hills apartment building

A neighbor says all the shootings happen around the same time. → Read More

Veteran's Club to move headquarters to St. Matthews

The nonprofit is currently based in Shelby County and serves 6,000 veterans and their families. → Read More

Chemical plant in Rubbertown pushing to install new emissions releasing equipment

The Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District proposed to issue a construction permit to Bakelite Synthetics, a formaldehyde and phenolic resin production on Camp Ground Road. → Read More

Vacant west Louisville homes to be transformed into restaurants

OneWest has worked out a plan to repair and redevelop the homes into something more tasteful. → Read More

NuLu businesses ready for help and customers ahead of busy Derby week

Small businesses in the neighborhood are banking on the out-of-town dollar. → Read More

Walmart shoppers, officials say store closure is major loss for southwest Louisville

Its planned departure is what the Dixie Area Business Association — and shoppers of this Walmart — consider a big blow for an area already struggling with too few options → Read More

People in Louisville adjusting after Daylight Saving Time change

The time change can cause an hour lost of sleep, some locals telling WDRB News they were sleepy, confused and having a tough time thinking straight. → Read More