The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting in the Chickasaw neighborhood. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, a man was found shot behind a daycare near Greenwood Avenue and S. 40th Street. Sign up for our Newsletters That's where police discovered Hakim Rushin, 18, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The Louisville Urban League received a big gift toward its detailed plan to invest in the city's Black community. On Friday, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth announced they're investing $2.5 million into the Louisville Urban League and its “A Path Forward for Louisville” work.
Things are tasting sweet and ripe at a blueberry farm in New Salisbury, Indiana. Bryant's Blueberries is open for the 2021 picking season. Sign up for our Newsletters This family and veteran-owned blueberry farm is on Oak Park Road, just a 30-minute drive from downtown Louisville.
What are the odds of winning Kentucky's "Shot at a Million" vaccine lottery? In an attempt to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19, the state of Kentucky launched a vaccination incentive program offering million-dollar prizes and free higher education. Sign up for our Newsletters Three adults will be chosen to win $1 million, and 15 kids ages 12-17 can win a full ride to any public Kentucky college, university, technical or trade school.
Gov. Andy Beshear is considering ending federal unemployment bonus payments or using the money to pay bonuses to unemployed workers who find jobs. "We are working on that program now," Beshear said Thursday. "We are looking at what other states are offering and I hope to have an announcement this time next week.
A plan to bring new development to the Butchertown neighborhood is one step closer to construction. During a meeting, Winebrenner Capital Management and Work Architecture and design presented renderings in an effort to transform the corner of Main and Campbell Streets into a proposed apartment and retail complex.
Louisville's water company is adding a new holiday for its workers: Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery. The Louisville Water Co., which serves about a million customers in the city and surrounding counties, said the “civil unrest” in the community prompted discussions about diversity, equity and inclusion.
A COVID-19 survivor in Kentucky says the crippling effects of COVID-19 motivated her to help more people understand the importance of vaccines. Six months after a near-death battle with the novel coronavirus, Janet Wright still struggles with lingering effects. Sign up for our Newsletters The virus forced the former pharmacist into early retirement last year, but she’s regained some strength and she’s using it to spread her story.
A driver was arrested after a fatal crash Tuesday on Third Street in Louisville. The crash was reported around 8:45 p.m. in the 7900 block. Sign up for our Newsletters Police said an SUV and a motorcycle collided while the SUV was making an opposing left-hand turn. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the SUV was taken into custody.
A driver was arrested after an alleged drunk driving crash that killed a man in Louisville. The crash was reported around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 7900 block of S. Third Street, near Iroquois Park. Sign up for our Newsletters Police said an SUV and a motorcycle collided while the SUV was making an opposing left-hand turn.
The Louisville chapter of the American Red Cross said it is facing a severe blood shortage. Across the region and the U.S., there are similar issues. Steve Cunanan, the regional CEO for the Kentucky American Red Cross, told WLKY Tuesday, "the need for blood is constant."
A former Indiana police officer was found dead near a New Albany bridge, just weeks before he'd be sentenced for videotaping a young girl. Last week, Kerry Freeberg pleaded guilty to multiple charges of child exploitation and voyeurism. Sign up for our Newsletters He was accused of videotaping a 12-year-old girl in "various stages of undress" without her knowledge.
The owner of a controversial, and now defunct, animal facility in southern Indiana now owes PETA a lot of money. PETA won a lawsuit against Wildlife in Need back in August. A judge ruled then that Tim Stark's facility harmed at least 53 big cats when they were prematurely separating cubs from their mothers and declawing them.
Two new sandbar sharks arrived at Newport Aquarium to kick off Shark Summer. The two sandbar sharks represent an exciting species that hasn’t been featured at the aquarium in almost eight years. The sharks arrived as the aquarium kicks off Shark Summer this Friday. The all-summer-long event honors and celebrates these fascinating and often misunderstood animals.
A Louisville restaurant is celebrating the longest day of the year by hosting an event that benefits charity. Sign up for our Newsletters The summer solstice is Sunday, signifying the official kick-off to summer when the sun reaches the highest point in the sky. There will be live music.
The day after one candidate announced the suspension of his mayoral campaign, another shakeup was announced in the race to fill Mayor Greg Fischer's vacancy next year. Former Metro Council member Barbara Sexton Smith, who many believed would run for Louisville mayor, announced Monday she will not run but will instead chair Craig Greenberg's campaign.
Coroners identified the man fatally shot in Louisville's Wyandotte neighborhood. LMPD said the shooting happened outside in the 700 block of Denmark Street on Sunday, and that one person, a man believed to be in his 30s, was killed. Sign up for our Newsletters On Monday, a coroner named the victim as Derek Justin Harless, 37, of Bloomfield, Kentucky.
Metro Council President David James has suspended his campaign for Louisville mayor. James made the announcement via Twitter late Sunday night, citing health reasons. Sign up for our Newsletters He announced his candidacy back in January with a special announcement. Just weeks ago, he had prostate surgery, he said in a tweet, and since then, I have another surgery scheduled soon, and I felt it would be disingenuous to continue fundraising at this time," he said.
Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Louisville's Wyandotte neighborhood. LMPD said the shooting happened outside in the 700 block of Denmark Street, and that one person, a man believed to be in his 30s, was killed. Sign up for our Newsletters No arrests have been made.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that took place in west Louisville Saturday afternoon. According to LMPD officials, officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of West Hill Street on a report of a shooting around 1:45 p.m. Once officers arrived on the scene, they found a man lying on the street with multiple gunshot wounds.