Sunday Read: WHAS11's best stories this week
Author: WHAS Staff
Published: 8:09 AM EST February 18, 2018
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- This week, WHAS11 covered many important stories, but we have compiled a list of our top stories of the week. These are stories that sparked change, made us think, warmed our hearts and taught us about our community. We hope you enjoy our best stories of this week.

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Sunday Read: WHAS11's best stories this week

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Chapter 1

Marshall Co. school shooting case heads to grand jury

The Marshall County school shooting case is headed to a grand jury, according to Kentucky State Police.

A grand jury is expected to review the case on Tuesday.

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Chapter 2

Mt. Washington girl donates birthday to animal shelter

A 6-year-old’s love for animals is making a big impact on the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.

Alanna Leslie has two dogs of her own, but it hasn’t stopped her from wanting to share the love with those hoping to find their forever home.

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Chapter 3

Spreading love by feeding homeless on Valentine's Day

Some call it the ‘Homeless Flee Market,’ but most refer to it as a blessing.

Every Wednesday volunteers from all over Louisville pack up their trunks with supplies and park their cars at the Yellow lot on River Road. That’s where they meet Louisville’s homeless, humbly looking for supplies.

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Chapter 4

Fence now blocks jail cell from smuggling hole in Nelson Co. Jail

In a video sent to WHAS 11 News by a viewer, it appeared that someone from inside the Nelson County Jail was knocking out the window.

“The report I got, they [inmates] were trying to escape,” Jailer Dorcas Figg explained. “That's the call I got. Of course, when I got up here, it wasn't that they were trying to escape, I don't think, but we prevented it if that's what the case was.”

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Chapter 5

JCPS parent talks metal detectors amidst school shootings

Recent school shootings, including one in Marshall County, are reminding Louisville mother Shannon Fauver why she believes metal detectors and additional security are necessary for JCPS schools.

“We have good schools here. I don't want my kid to have to worry about what's going to happen when they go every day,” Fauver told WHAS11 News.

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Chapter 6

Louisville Urban League helps several hundred looking for a second chance

Hundreds looking for a second chance waited several hours inside Roosevelt Perry Elementary School Saturday, waiting in a winding line leading them into the school's media center for the Reily Re-Entry Program.

"Everybody don't get an opportunity to do something like this," Jaron Starling, one of the many people who showed up. "Everybody don't get a second chance in life."

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