Dr. Jason Smith

With ‘incredible will to survive,’ Officer Nickolas Wilt heads home

BY: - July 28, 2023

Louisville Metro Police Officer Nickolas Wilt headed home Friday for the first time in months.  Waiting for him: his own bed and a much-anticipated steak dinner.  He rolled out of Frazier Rehabilitation Institute in a wheelchair around noon, past smiling scrubs-clad staff, police officers, politicians and members of the press.  Before exiting the building, he […]

Kentucky officially unveils COVID-19 memorial in Frankfort 

BY: - May 24, 2023

Kentucky officials unveiled a new memorial honoring those lost to COVID-19 at the Capitol Wednesday.  The installation, called “United We Stand. Divided We Fall,” is an Amanda Mathews design and sculpture.  Matthews is the CEO of Prometheus Art in Lexington. She sculpted the Nettie Depp statue, the first of a woman to be displayed in […]

Blood donations pour in following Louisville mass shooting

BY: - April 17, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Hundreds of people who had never before donated blood stepped forward to help following a mass shooting in Louisville a week ago.  The shooting left five dead, plus the shooter, whom police killed. Nine others were injured, including police officer Nickolas Wilt, who was working his fourth shift as a Louisville police officer […]

Louisville mayor calls on legislature to free city to deal with gun violence

BY: - April 11, 2023

LOUISVILLE — Louisville’s mayor and congressman and a physician treating victims of a mass shooting pleaded Tuesday for action on gun violence. The day after a gunman killed five people in a downtown bank, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg called on state lawmakers to let the city make its own policy choices about reducing gun violence.  […]