Louisville veterans react to new 'burn pit' legislation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville veterans are applauding recent legislation that will help millions exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans across the nation who suffer from injuries sustained from burn pits and toxic exposure will now have better healthcare, thanks to the PACT Act. Veterans who...

Bellarmine University receives $1.45 million grant to invest in STEM teachers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The over $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Robert Noyce program will support Bellarmine University's Noyce Knight Scholars. The School of Education had previously received a $125,000 Noyce Capacity Building Grant in 2019, the new grant will instead focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics areas of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Militia leader facing 7 years in prison, local groups question conviction's fairness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three months ago, a Black militia leader was convicted on federal charges. Now Louisville groups are calling for his conviction to be overturned. John Johnson, the leader of the NFAC also known as Grandmaster Jay, was convicted of two charges: assaulting a federal task force officer and brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, when he reportedly pointed a gun at officers staked out on rooftops in September 2020.

Update: The suspicious package found in Downtown Louisville has been safely removed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A mysterious package was found near 5th St. and Jefferson St. Friday morning, according to Metro Safe. As of around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, the shelter in place order has been lifted. Lousiville Metro Police Department, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are working together to remove item and determine what’s inside.

This classic Crescent Hill event returns for the 173rd year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Every year, St. Joseph Children's Home throws a picnic to raise money for their ultimate goal: giving children a home. The nonprofit houses kids in the foster care system who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect, according to St. Joseph's website.

Frankfort Avenue opens 11 days ahead of schedule

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Water Company opened Frankfort Avenue 11 days ahead of schedule Thursday. They were supposed to reopen the street on Aug. 22. According to a press release, they reopened the road to two-way traffic just after 5 p.m. and currently one lane is open in each direction.