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Past articles by Dakota:

Kentucky House passes bill that would legalize fentanyl testing strips as crisis surges on

Fentanyl test strips are small strips of paper used to detect fentanyl in different types of drugs including pills, powders and injectables. → Read More

Spectrum working to connect internet service knocked out by storms in Louisville area

Some customers complain they have power restored but WiFi is still out. → Read More

Lost pet? Louisville shelter is full and asking owners to pick up pets lost during storms

LMAS is legally required to hold strays for 5 days, after that, the animals can be placed for adoption or offered to be fostered. → Read More

'Don't panic' | Insurance agents in Louisville explain when to file claims for storm damage

Reach out to your agent before you do anything. → Read More

Bill that would reopen Louisville's youth detention center one step closer to becoming law

The Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services center was shut down in late 2019 when Metro Council voted to pull city funding amid across-the board cuts to city services. → Read More

Carroll County senior providing food for school cafeteria with hydroponic farm

Hydroponics involve growing plants without soil. → Read More

Bill that would increase access to birth control in Indiana moves forward

The bipartisan bill working its way through Indiana's House would allow pharmacists who meet certain requirements to prescribe birth control. → Read More

VIDEO | Louisville high school hosts Valentine's Day dance for students with disabilities

Waggener High School held a special Valentine's Day dance Tuesday for students with moderate to severe disabilities. → Read More

The Refuge opens its doors in Scott County, ready to house and help at-risk children

After seven years of planning and fundraising, The Refuge is now ready to welcome at-risk children who are in need of an emergency shelter. → Read More

Private donation expands health care services at west Louisville urgent care center

A six-figure private donation will allow UofL Health to bring a new level of care to residents of west Louisville. → Read More

'Changing minds' | Louisville Jewish Film Festival 'building bridges' in 25th year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The longest-running film festival in Louisville is back and is focused on building bridges in the community. → Read More

Louisville hospital systems consider different metrics when deciding whether to mask or not

Starting next week, masking will no longer be required at UofL Health. → Read More

New Albany High School's 'Cinderella Shop' lets students rent dresses, suits for prom

Items in the shop are provided through community donations. → Read More

Louisville Metro Council to interview nearly 30 applicants for two vacant seats

By law, Metro Council has to select replacements within 30 days of a seat becoming vacant. → Read More

$180M in federal funding to help expand affordable, high-speed internet access in Kentucky

Kentucky is one of four states getting additional American Rescue Plan funds targeted toward increasing affordable, high-speed internet. → Read More

LIBA holds local business expo to promote connections with Louisville-area companies

The showcase event brought local companies together for business-to-business connections. → Read More

Louisville's financial literacy programs build confidence, help people save for the future

Rent, groceries and gas are busting a lot of people's budgets. But the city of Louisville has new programs in place to help people manage their money better. → Read More

Increased demand for event venues leading to more investments in Kentuckiana

Venues around Kentuckiana are capitalizing on an increased demand after many events were canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Louisville Metro Animal Services now euthanizing animals due to overcrowding

Teeya Barnes a spokeswoman for the agency, confirmed the news to WDRB by phone Friday morning. → Read More

Health officials encouraging AED, CPR training after NFL player collapses on field

Health officials encourage people to take training classes on AED and CPR because it's a skill that could become life-saving in a moments notice. → Read More