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Sunrise to Go: Olympics Edition - Thursday, February 13

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The entire town of Knifley, Kentucky was evacuated after a gas line explosion. The entire town of Knifley, Kentucky was evacuated after a gas line explosion.

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

1. Goepper goes for the gold - 19-year-old Lawrenceburg, Indiana native Nick Goepper could leave Russia wearing the first Olympic gold medal in slopestyle free skiing, a brand new Olympic sport. Goepper competes today in Sochi. WAVE 3 News anchor Shannon Cogan profiles the event's breakout star and talks with Goepper's family.

UPDATE: FIND OUT IF GOEPPER WON THE GOLD

2. Women's halfpipe wins - Team USA claimed two spots atop the podium in this event on Wednesday. Watch how Kaitlyn Farrington captured the gold and America's heart.

3. Shani Davis fails to make history - The two-time gold medalist had a chance to make history as the first man to win the same speed skating event at three consecutive Olympics, but it didn't happen. Click here to find out how the competition went down and where Davis ranked.

4. American stars struggling - Some of Team USA's biggest stars have wiped out in the early days of competition. Read about the agony of their defeats by clicking here.

5. What to watch - Click here for the full schedule of events airing throughout today on WAVE 3 News and the networks of NBC.

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. Gas line explosion - BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT: The entire town of Knifley, Kentucky has been evacuated after a gas line explosion. Three houses, two barns, 4 automobiles and a wooded area are burning in the Adair County community. Click here for the most up-to-date information. WAVE 3 News will have a crew in Knifley all day monitoring the developing situation.

2. Sinkhole swallows Corvettes - Crews are monitoring the large sinkhole that turned the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green into a Corvette graveyard Wednesday morning.  Eight expensive sports cars fell into the 30-foot-deep hole when it opened in the Skydome area of the museum. Click here for the latest on the sinkhole, including surveillance video of the cars disappearing into the ground and a slideshow of spectacular images.

3. Same-sex marriage ruling - A judge struck down Kentucky's ban on honoring same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal. Click here for reaction to Wednesday's ruling.

4. More snow on the way - It will be slightly warmer today than it was yesterday, but another round of snow will arrive during the day tomorrow. Check out WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team Meteorologist Christie Dutton's forecast by clicking here.

5. StormReady parks - Kentucky becomes the first state in the country today to have its entire network of state parks designated as StormReady by the National Weather Service. That means the parks are equipped to monitor weather conditions, have a trained staff, be able to communicate weather warnings to guests and employees, and be able to provide shelter.

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