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Sunrise to Go: Olympic Edition -- Thursday, February 6

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Canada's Patrick Chan goes through his routine during a figure skating practice in Sochi. (Source: AP/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson) Canada's Patrick Chan goes through his routine during a figure skating practice in Sochi. (Source: AP/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)
A woman intentionally crashed a car she had just purchased into a Kroger checkout lane in Elizabethtown. A woman intentionally crashed a car she had just purchased into a Kroger checkout lane in Elizabethtown.

 LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Winter Olympics start today in Sochi, Russia and on NBC and WAVE 3 News! Here are five things you need to know about the games:

1. The opening ceremony doesn't actually open the games -- The competitions started today, 32 hours before Friday's opening ceremony. Early starts were needed because of 12 medal events added to the games since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Click here to read more about the new competitions.

2. Olympic torch reaches Sochi -- After a nearly 35,000 mile journey, the Olympic torch is finally making its way through Sochi's streets. Click here to see some of the torch relay's most memorable moments.

3. Sochi in disarray-- Athletes and journalists pouring into Sochi are using social media to describe crumbling facilities, unfinished hotel rooms and unusable water. The problems have spawned the Twitter hashtag #SochiProblems.

4. New security warning -- The United States is advising airlines with direct flights to Russia to be aware that explosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes. Read more about the threats government officials are tracking.

5. What's on tonight -- Click here for the full schedule of Olympic events during NBC primetime beginning at 8:00 tonight.

WAVE3.com and the WAVE 3 News app are your digital portals to complete Sochi Olympics coverage. Stay up to date with what's going on by visiting the Olympic Zone and our special Sochi Olympics section. You can also register for breaking news alerts out of Sochi -- including competition spoiler alerts --  by visiting this page on WAVE3.com.

Now here are five other things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:

1. Closings and delays -- Thousands of area students get another day off from school or, at the very least, get to sleep in today. Dozens of school districts remain closed or are operating on a delayed schedule because of slick road conditions. A few businesses are opening late, as well. Get the full list of closings and delays by clicking here.

2. The return of single-digit temps -- A traveler's advisory is in effect this morning because of slick roads. Meanwhile, the WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team is forecasting frigid temperatures tonight after a high today that won't break out of the 20s. There's also another chance for more snow this weekend with minor accumulations.

3. Powerless -- Thousands of people across parts of Kentucky and Indiana remain without electricity following Tuesday night's ice storm. LG&E and KU expect to have everyone's power restored by tonight. To view LG&E and KU's Outage Map, click here. To view power outages for Duke Energy, click here. For Clark County REMC outages, click here.

4. Clean up in lane 11 -- An Elizabethtown woman is accused of crashing a car she had just purchased through the front door and into a checkout lane at a Kroger store in the Hardin County community on Thursday, and police say she did the same thing at another E'town Kroger in 2000. Two people were injured in yesterday's incident, and the suspect is facing several charges.

5. Hundreds of jobs coming to Jeffersonville -- How would you like to earn about $40,000 a year making parts that would go into locally-made Fords, Hondas and Toyotas? More than 220 people will have that opportunity when a new plant begins production in Jeffersonville in 2015.

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