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Arrests – Shelby County Sheriff
Darren Howard of Waddy, Franklin Co., was arrested March 1 for reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance. He was also arrested for an indictment warrant for speeding, 10 mph over limit; fleeing or evading police, first degree, motor vehicle; menacing; and wanton endangerment, first degree. He was also arrested for failure to wear seat belts, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, alcohol. .08, disorderly conduct, second degree; and criminal mischief, third degree; and terroristic threatening, third degree.
At least 1 dead after Wednesday morning fire in Jeffersontown
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One person died after an early morning house fire in Jeffersontown. Around 4 a.m. Wednesday, a neighbor reported a fire in the 3700 block of Marlin Drive, off Watterson Trail. When firefighters arrived, they found the house fully engulfed in flames. Dozens of firefighters responded to...
Burks Branch bridge starts rehab later this year
Commuters may need an alternate route when repairs begin on a local bridge. Repairs on the Burks Branch bridge overpass, built in 1968 and not rehabbed since then, will take less than a month once it begins. The City of Shelbyville requested funding to rehab the bridge to a “higher...
Identity released of Louisville man who died after head-on crash with JCPS bus
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The identity has been released of a man who died after a head-on collision with a Jefferson County Public Schools bus on Friday. Brian French, 37, of Louisville, was pronounced dead at UofL Hospital shortly after crash. His cause of death was blunt force injuries, according to the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.
Gear Up for Spring with Little Mount Lavender!
Spring is finally here and Little Mount Lavender has everything you need from candles, body care, pet care, home decor, and more! GDL Reporter Nailah Spencer checks it all out at their storefront in Simpsonville, KY.
Louisville’s 911 call diversion program goes county-wide
Louisville Metro is expanding its Crisis Call Diversion Program, which allows a team of social workers to respond to some 911 calls from people experiencing a mental health crisis.
LMPD told to temporarily stop enforcing street racing ordinance
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Metro Police Department teamed up with the city after months of complaints from residents asking for a stop to the dangerous recklessness of street racing. Three weeks ago, the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office told LMPD to hit the brakes on one of its newest and...
Kroger submits plan to build new store in eastern Jefferson County
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Residents in eastern Jefferson County may soon have another grocery store in their area. Kroger submitted an application for a district development plan to Metro Government on Monday, seeking to build a new grocery store at 10010 Ballardsville Road. According to the document, the company proposed...
Middle school love
On March 10, the Spencer County Eighth Grade Advanced Drama department held its performance of “9 Worst Breakups Of All Time.”. On March 17, the Spencer County Middle School auditorium was full of residents once again, but this time it was to watch the Seventh Grade Advanced Drama department’s performance of “101 Breakups” that was written, directed, and designed by the students.
Shelby County school's PTO helps get 'prize' for students
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Shelby County Public School students were called to the cafeteria for a school meeting on Monday, they didn't know what it was for. That is, until they saw a massive present waiting to be unwrapped. According to a Facebook post, Wright Elementary Principal Seth Green...
FFA students bring back awards
Spencer County FFA members competed in various competitions on March 15 at the University of Kentucky aduring the Capital City Regional FFA Day. Superior 1st PlaceParliamentary Procedure Team Members: Brooke Montgomery, Natalie Wimsatt, Greyson Humes, Ryann Truax, Dawson Barr, Madison Warren, Addison Lawson, Hawley Johnson and Madison Ware. Quiz Bowl...
BOE approves additional staffing for 2023-24 school year
The number of unique students coming into the district has continued to increase over the last several years, which is leading to not only overcrowding at the schools but also the need to hire more staff. The school board voted on March 13 to approve several new staffing allocations for...
DEVELOPING: Fire reported on Marlin Drive
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A fire has been reported in Jeffersontown. Jeffersontown Dispatch confirmed they were notified on Wednesday at around 5:40 a.m. about a fire on Marlin Drive. This is a developing story and WAVE News has sent a crew there to get more information.
Body camera footage provides more details about police shooting in Jeffersonville
Body camera footage released Tuesday by Jeffersonville Police offered a closer look at a shooting by officers earlier this month that left a 44-year-old man dead. In the videos, which were shown to media members at a press conference and will be released to the general public when the investigation is finished, three different officers are shown firing at Robert Atkins on March 9 at an apartment complex in the Southern Indiana city. The officers had received complaints about an "allegedly mentally disturbed man" walking around the complex's parking lot in the 1500 block of E. 8th Street while waving a handgun, according to a statement from Indiana State Police, which is also investigating the incident.
Neighbors in Jeffersonville still on edge after deadly shooting
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — A deadly shooting has left neighbors in shock. "It's got a lot of people their stomachs are upset and not sleeping," Frank Avis said. Three people were shot, one fatally, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, over the weekend, police said. On Monday evening, police confirmed that a shooting...
River Bluff Humane Society sees surge in animals
The River Bluff Humane Society has seen a surge in animals surrendered by their owners over the past several months. They rarely turn people away, but with a full shelter it can be hard to spread their resources. River Bluff has a contract with the city to take in strays,...
TARC to discontinue some bus routes in eastern Jefferson County
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville's public transportation system announced the company will be discontinuing several routes in eastern Jefferson County, and several others will be changed throughout the Metro. Earlier this month, the Transit Authority River City (TARC) said the changes won't go into effect until Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023.
ISP investigate the death of infant at a Mitchell daycare
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Principal: JCPS Police find gun in student's backpack at Doss High School
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jefferson County Public School Police found a gun in a student's backpack at Doss High School according to officials. In a letter sent to parents on Tuesday, Doss Principal Julie Chancellor said one of the assistant principals and their security administrator noticed some students acting as if they were about to fight.
Oldham County Police arrest man accused of trafficking fentanyl
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Oldham County Police arrested a man suspected of trafficking fentanyl on Sunday. According to the arrest citation, police tried to perform a traffic stop on 28-year-old Jessee Holland, Jr. after he drove on the fog line in the slow lane while traveling southbound on the I-71.
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