Sunrise to Go: Thursday, January 30 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Thursday, January 30

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:

1: Weekend warm-up – Thankfully the WAVE 3 Storm Tracking Team is forecasting some warmer temperatures in the next few days. We should be seeing some of that snow start to melt and we could see close to 50 on the thermometer Saturday.

2: Chief to chief - Wednesday WAVE 3 News Chief Meteorologist Kevin Harned spoke with Chief Meteorologist J.P. Dice from WBRC in Birmingham to get his prospective on the Arctic air plaguing the region, how quickly the weather changed and what the main issues have been.

3: Fatal fire – An early morning fire broke out in Western Kentucky, killing nine people. WAVE 3's  sister station, WFIE, is gathering the details this morning.

4: Rally - Disabled Kentuckians said Wednesday they weren't getting enough funding support from the state, vowing to support changes to the tax code to increase state revenue.

5: Kosair kid - A man who was so inspired by the medical care he received as a child that he went into medicine himself, has died. Doctor James Hurt, 91, died on January 26 after battling dementia.

6: Kindergarten ready - Last school year, screeners determined that only slightly more than one-third, 35 percent, of Jefferson County five-year-olds were prepared properly for kindergarten. Statewide, fewer than 30 percent of pre-school age children in 109 Kentucky school districts were judged ready.

7: Expunging felons - Many nonviolent felons could have their convictions hidden under a bill that cleared a House committee Wednesday.

8: Drug Court under fire - More people are coming forward to say they were mistreated while in drug court in Clark County. One of these inmates served five months for a six day sentence. Now two women said they hope filing a lawsuit will help put a stop to any sort of misconduct happening inside the drug court.

9: Power struggle - A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Wednesday approved GOP leaders' top priority for the session, a bill to limit the powers of Kentucky's governor, although the measure faces scrutiny in the House.

10: Bridge blasting – Tunnel blasting to prepare for the new tunnel in east Louisville has begun. Surface blasting will also continue and will affect traffic. Each week there's major construction going on related to the bridges project, make sure you Know Before You Go.

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