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New children's museum with 'explorable spaces' coming to Portland

Seim said the upcoming children's museum, next door to the Portland Museum on Portland Avenue, will have indoor and outdoor explorable spaces for an interactive, artistic experience. → Read More

Oldham County celebrates the premiere of HGTV episode 'Love for La Grange'

The spin-off called "Home Town Kickstart presented by People" magazine gives six small towns a fresh start, including La Grange. → Read More

Pro-choice rally held in Louisville as public awaits U.S. Supreme Court decision

Groups for and against abortion continue to rally after a U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion leaked earlier this month – indicating Roe v. Wade will be overturned. → Read More

Kentucky, Indiana saw significant increases in drug overdoses in 2021

U.S. overdose deaths have risen most years for more than two decades. → Read More

New funds available for renters, landlords in Jefferson County

Develop Louisville said many people behind on rent worked in service or hospitality jobs, which were hard hit by the pandemic. → Read More

'Louisville's best holiday' l Fans welcome return of full capacity at 148th Kentucky Derby

For those who have attended the Derby for years, Saturday was a welcomed full-fledged return of a beloved tradition. → Read More

Tourists from across the country show out for Oaks Day at Churchill Downs

Some visitors traveled a long way to dress up and they really went all out for Oaks Day. → Read More

Local groups raising awareness about potential of human trafficking during Kentucky Derby

While the problem isn't unique to the Kentucky Derby, experts said events nationwide provide ample opportunity for traffickers. → Read More

Masonry training program to launch at Cave Hill Cemetery

During the 10-week program, the students will work hands-on to restore the Spotts family mausoleum at Cave Hill Cemetery. → Read More

Southern Indiana community holds vigil for 5-year-old boy found in a suitcase

For people near the area where the boy was found, the case has been devastating. → Read More

Elizabethtown nonprofit gets $10K grant to open Health and Hygiene closet

The nonprofit is a day shelter and community kitchen that provides a place for people to shower, do laundry and grab a meal. → Read More

Louisville coalition raising awareness during Black Maternal Health week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville group is working to bridge a big gap within maternal healthcare. → Read More

Louisville company buys new refrigerator for nonprofit to store food for community

A Louisville nonprofit is seeing it's dream come true thanks to local businesses stepping up. → Read More

Vernon Lanes in Butchertown starting strong after long-awaited revival

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A historic Butchertown venue is back in business. → Read More

Wrongfully convicted man starts new project to help exonerees re-enter society

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man who spent time behind bars for a Louisville crime he didn't commit is now using his experience to help others in similar situations. → Read More

Floyd County Library now offering mobile hotspots, tablets for 2-week checkout

Items can be checked out for up to two weeks and cannot be renewed. → Read More

Louisville eviction prevention program application deadline set for March 31

A vital resource helping keep people in their homes, Louisville's eviction prevention program, is coming to an end. → Read More

Shepherdsville Police honor K-9 killed in the line of duty with procession, ceremony

The Shepherdsville community and law enforcement from across the area recognized a K-9 officer who died in the line of duty. → Read More

Ky. Supreme Court committee to consider proposal regarding out-of-county warrant process

In Louisville Metro Corrections, and jails across the state, inmates with out-of-county warrants can wait a while before ever seeing a judge. → Read More

Nonprofits believe grassroots efforts are key in creating a better Louisville

The Buttafly Group provides support for people who want to start their own nonprofit or for-profit community agency. → Read More