Drew Gardner, WLKY

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Drivers hit the road for slightly busier Thanksgiving travel weekend

Roughly 49 million people across the country are expected to hit the roads for the busy holiday weekend, according to AAA. → Read More

Syringe disposal boxes installed at 3 Louisville Metro parks

Syringe disposal boxes were recently installed at Boone Square, Portland, and Shelby Parks. → Read More

City officials outline initial spending proposal for $30 million opioid settlement

The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness presented its initial proposal for how to spend the $31.8 million the city was awarded as part of a massive settlement with drug companies and distributors. → Read More

Ordinance designed to crackdown on slumlords in Louisville Metro advances to full council

An ordinance aimed at increasing transparency and accountability among landlords in the Louisville Metro is moving forward. → Read More

Louisville-based app helping to boost local music scene

The Louisville music scene is still rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and a new app created right here in Louisville may be just the thing to take it to the next level. → Read More

Louisville ends fiscal year with $30.7 million budget surplus

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the city ended the 2022 fiscal year with a $30.7 million surplus and is proposing to spend $10.7 million of that on essential services while adding the remaining $20 million to the city's 'rainy-day' fund. → Read More

Candidates in key local races making final pitch to voters hours before the election

As the countdown to Election Day reaches its final hours, candidates are wasting no time in making their final pitch to voters. → Read More

Longtime colleagues remember former Congressman Ron Mazzoli

Former Congressman Ron Mazzoli died Tuesday morning sparking an outpouring of tributes from his former colleagues. → Read More

Community-led project aims to give Russell brownfield property new life

A brownfield property in the Russell neighborhood could soon see new life as a mixed-use development that will also help build generational wealth within the black community. → Read More

Ronald McDonald House looking for help to host activities for record number of guests at the house

The Ronald McDonald House of Kentukiana is seeking volunteers to help host activities at the house, which has been serving a record number of guests in recent months. → Read More

LMPD chief says violent crime is down and homicide arrests are up, but there's still work to be done

"We're not happy with where we're at, but we are definitely doing a lot of things correctly and we are making an impact," Shields said. → Read More

'This is the time': People from across Louisville take a pledge to help end gun violence

People from all ages gathered Wednesday night for a peace vigil at Petersburg Park in Newburg and to take a pledge to do their part to help end the city's record gun violence. → Read More

Former FBI agent: LMDC jail 'woefully inadequate'

The Louisville Metro Council received its first update on its investigation into the recent spike in deaths inside the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. → Read More

Louisville League of Women Voters urging Kentuckians to vote 'no' on constitutional amendments

In three weeks, Kentuckians will vote on two constitutional amendments that could have major impacts on the state's balance of power and women's reproductive rights and the Louisville League of Women Voters is urging Kentuckians to vote 'no.' → Read More

Bardstown Road project nearing completion; overnight closures underway

A construction project aimed at slowing traffic and improving safety along Bardstown Road in the Highlands is peaking this week with overnight closures. → Read More

LouCity fans go silent during game to show solidarity with Racing FC

The mood inside Lynn Family Stadium Wednesday night was noticeably subdued. → Read More

'It was gut-wrenching': Louisville musicians dealt another blow after latest venue closes its doors

Louisville musicians are sounding the alarm on a lack of performance spaces after The Whirling Tiger announced it's closing its doors. → Read More

Indiana Task Force 1 arrives in Florida to assist in Hurricane Ian aftermath

Indiana's elite search and rescue team arrived in Lake City, FL this afternoon to assist in the response to Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Study: Aging traffic signals driving up cost of potential one-way conversions in Old Louisville

A new study looking at converting Second and Third streets to two-way traffic found it will come with a hefty price tag due to aging street signals. → Read More

Charlestown Police receive special picture boards to improve communication with vulnerable populations

The Charlestown Police Department received new communication boards that will give officers a way to communicate with a person who may be nonverbal, have limited English skills, have autism, or have other special needs. → Read More