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Perspective: Kentucky’s spirit tested again with deadly flooding

Our fellow Kentuckians have lost loved ones and friends, entire homes and livelihoods. → Read More

'It just needs an opportunity': Is it time for Louisville's first co-op grocery store?

At Finzer and Jackson is the site of the old Hillerich and Bradsby baseball bat factory, now just wide open concrete in Louisville's Smoketown neighborhood. → Read More

College students spend spring break in eastern Kentucky helping others

The Christian Appalachian Project allows spring breakers who want to give back the chance to help those in need. → Read More

'My wife said sit down and rest awhile': 85-year-old Kentucky man trades in retirement to stay in 'tree-top' shape

While many his age are living the quiet life, Gene Swift vows to stay active by joining a tree trimming service. → Read More

Remembering Melissa Forsythe: Trailblazing Louisville reporter, anchor dies at 71

According to her sister, Forsythe died at her Louisville home of natural causes just before her 72nd birthday. → Read More

One remarkable day: Rare WHAS11 footage reveals Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Louisville visit

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited Louisville several times, but one particular visit in 1967 made an impact on several community leaders. → Read More

The Proffitt Report | Commentary on drive-by shooting at bus stop

Doug Proffitt shares his thoughts on the strength of the mother of Tyree Smith, who was killed in a shooting at a bus stop and gun violence in Louisville. → Read More

Ken Burns' Muhammad Ali documentary features rare footage from WHAS11 archives

While working on his new four-part documentary about Muhammad Ali, director Ken Burns stopped by the WHAS11 archives seeking out rarely seen footage. → Read More

'It's a powerful thing to see': Police chaplain on deputy's funeral

Police chaplain Greg Gitschier said the public support for fallen Deputy Shirley and his family has been amazing. → Read More

Melannaire Marketplace returns to 4th Street Live for Juneteenth

Officials say the Melannaire Marketplace is returning with 50 vendors, entertainment and food just in time for the holiday. → Read More

Tucano to take flight during Thunder Over Louisville in honor of pilot Lee Leet

A Tucano plane will take flight during Thunder Over Louisville in honor of pilot Lee Leet, according to his wife Angela Leet. → Read More

Red lightning? A sneak peek into Thunder Over Louisville's fireworks show

All Thunder Over Louisville events will be streamed exclusively on WHAS11 and April 17. → Read More

A year later, one of Louisville's first COVID-19 patients continues to fund research into the virus

The unknowns behind the Louisville philanthropist's diagnosis caused her to launch the Co-Immunity Project through her Envirome Institute initiative with UofL. → Read More

Lynn Stone dies, led Churchill Downs during 3 Triple Crown years

Stone died in Lexington on February 22 at the age of 95. → Read More

Son of LMPD detective killed in 2018 crash to receive nearly $14M settlement against MSD, ex-driver

Detective Deidre Mengedoht's son will receive the settlement nearly three years after his mom was killed while conducting a traffic stop on I-64. → Read More

Louisville Slugger Museum employee still swinging with time 73 years later

Lina Hess became a trailblazer in the male dominated sport – spending 73 years with one company. → Read More

Pizza restaurant to open in Butchertown Pizza Hall space

Investor Jon Leslie and long-time Butchertown business owner Andy Blieden are behind the move to reinvest despite many Louisville businesses closing. → Read More

New taproom planned for the Highlands

The North Carolina-based taproom will call the Highlands home this summer. → Read More

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in Highlands closes after two years

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint on Barret Avenue is closing it's doors due to lost sales since the coronavirus pandemic began. → Read More

Proffitt Report: How secure is our democracy now? 'People make choices and we must learn to live with them together'

You can decide if actions like those seen today end here and now. → Read More