Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, April 1 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, April 1

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – March is officially over, but basketball in the Bluegrass is still going strong! Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today!

1: Sunshine: Christie Dutton says we have another beautiful day on tap with some sunshine and warm temperatures. There's a slight chance of rain tonight and a chance of thunderstorms tomorrow as a front approaches.

2: Lady Cards: The ride isn't over for the University of Louisville Cardinals. The men basketball team fell short of defending their national championship, but the women have advanced to the Elite Eight and are just one win away from their second consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Lady Cards are set to take on Maryland tonight in the hopes of advancing to the Final Four in Nashville. The teams take the KFC Yum! Center floor at 7:00.

3: Cats: Lexington is beaming with the success of UK and Saturday's trip to the Final Four. Students and fans tried diligently to get coveted tickets and a way to get to Texas. For now, many students and fans are confining their quests to the search is for the perfect commemorative T-shirts. More than one dozen designs are available at Kennedy Book Store on campus. Meanwhile, J.D. Shelburne wrote a song that's all about the Wildcats latest trip to the Final Four.

4: Last Day: The Jefferson County School Board decided to move the date for the final day of the 2013-2014 school year on Monday. The board voted in favor of moving the last day of school to June 6, instead of June 12, during an emergency session.

5: Budget: Kentucky lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the state's budget, which includes a smaller-than-expected cut for the University of Louisville, but little money for a Rupp Arena expansion. The House voted 90-10 to send the budget bill to Gov. Steve Beshear. The Senate had earlier approved the measure by a 37-1 vote.

6: New App: A high-tech app is being offered to Kentucky residents free-of-charge in an effort to cut back on the number of incidents caused by texting and driving. TextLimit is a smartphone application made by Louisville based Mobile Life Solutions, LLC that blocks touchscreen and calling functions, other than 911, once the user reaches a certain speed.

7: Sneaky Sales: An employee of a Louisville car lot is accused of selling cars to customers on a day the business was closed and keeping the money paid for the vehicles. According to an arrest warrant, Danny R. Brown, Jr., 33, was working for Metro Motors, 4124 S. 3rd Street. Between August 1 and December 9, 2013, the warrant says Brown would meet he customers at the business on a Sunday, a day the car lot is normally closed, and make the transactions.

8: Scam: There's a man preying on people searching for a new home in Louisville. One family lost hundreds of dollars and now the scam artist is on the hunt for more victims. Police are working with the victims to hopefully put an end to this man's scam. Find out warning signs and what to do if you've been a victim here.

9: Ahoy!: Hop aboard and don't forget to put on your life vest! The new ferry service is helping reconnect two towns, Milton and Madison, while streamlining travel for those who live and work across the Ohio River. Ferry rides are being provided free of cost to riders since the cost of this service is being picked up by the city of Madison. To contact Rockin' Thunder, call 812-701-1155 or click here.

10: Happening Today: A job fair will be held today in an effort to fill hundreds of positions at the soon-to-open outlet mall in Simpsonville. Horizon Group Properties, Inc. will hold the job fair for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass on Tuesday, April 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Martha Layne Collins High School gymnasium, 801 Discovery Blvd. in Shelbyville.

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