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Sunrise to Go: Olympics Edition - Friday, February 14

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A gas line explosion left a 60-foot deep crater in the ground in Knifley, Kentucky on Thursday. A gas line explosion left a 60-foot deep crater in the ground in Knifley, Kentucky on Thursday.
Eight classic Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on Wednesday. Eight classic Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on Wednesday.

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. Men's figure skating: The gold medal final for this popular event happens this morning in Sochi and will air tonight during NBC primetime beginning at 8:00. Click here for everything that's happened up to now in the men's figure skating competition.

2. Clean sweep: Team USA swept the men's slopestyle skiing competition on Thursday, winning the gold, silver and bronze for the first time in 12 years at a Winter Olympics event. 19-year-old Nick Goepper will bring the third-place medal home to Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Click here to read more about the Hoosier who was favored to take the gold going into the competition.

3. Team USA hockey: Going into the 2014 Winter Games, Team USA had never beaten Slovakia in an Olympic contest. That changed with Thursday's hockey game. Click here to read more about the competition.

4. Thursday recap: What did you miss if you didn't get to watch the games on Thursday? Get a full recap of the day's big Olympics news 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. Snowy Friday - More accumulating snow is headed to Kentuckiana, and it's expected to cause drivers some problems during the Friday afternoon commute. WAVE 3 News Storm Tracking Team Meteorologist Christie Dutton is forecasting 2 to 4" of snow for Louisville and southern Indiana with lesser amounts to the south. JCPS has canceled classes for Friday, and several other school districts are dismissing students early. Click here for the full list of closings and early dismissals. You can get Christie's full forecast here.

2. Valentine's Day - In parts of the country crippled by another Arctic blast, the winter weather is nipping Valentine's Day business in the bud, but not here in WAVE Country. Local florists plan to do Cupid's work as planned despite the snowy forecast. Get all kinds of Valentine's Day ideas by checking out a special page on our website that's devoted to the holiday.

3. Gas line explosion - Investigators will continue to look into the gas line explosion that left a 60-foot deep crater in the ground in Knifley, Kentucky Thursday morning. The blast sent two people to a hospital and destroyed homes, barns, trees and cars. Take a look at the firestorm that followed the explosion in our slideshow.

4. Corvette restoration - Chevrolet has taken on the job of restoring the classic Corvettes swallowed by a gaping sinkhole beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on Wednesday. See what the Corvettes looked like before they fell into the hole by checking out our slideshow. We also have some impressive photos of the sinkhole and the cars inside it in a separate slideshow.

5. Kroger crasher in court - The woman who police say intentionally crashed a car she had just purchased into an Elizabethtown Kroger for the second time in 15 years is due in court today. Read more about her case and see pictures of the damage she caused by clicking here.

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