Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, April 22 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, April 22

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

1:Rain: A cold front is moving through this morning bringing a few showers to WAVE Country and wet roads for the morning commute. The rain and clouds will clear out behind the cold front, so you'll see sunny skies this afternoon.

2: CLOUT: A group that claims Jefferson County Public Schools unfairly targets minority students for suspensions confronted the school board at a meeting Monday night. The group, which calls itself CLOUT, says the district's current discipline system sets certain students up to fail and claim JCPS is feeding a "school to prison" pipeline. JCPS board members did not address the issue during the meeting.

3: Human Trafficking: An influx of visitors during Kentucky Derby season have anti-human trafficking groups working to find victims, although their results are often hard to track. Prostitution activity on the sites Backpage and Craigslist increase this time of year, and some of those involved are human traffickers, said Matt Clark, director of the Redlight Project in Louisville.

4: Arrest: A Louisville woman was arrested Sunday for driving the wrong way on a one-way street while intoxicated with her two small children unrestrained in the car, and it's not the first time she's been accused of putting her children at risk. Just last June, she was arrested for allegedly abandoning her children for days.

5: Go Green: If you look around your home, there are probably a few things that each of us could do to be a little friendlier to the environment. When your home is more than 700,000 square feet in size, there's more to do than just a few projects here or there. The folks at the KFC Yum! Center are showing off their environmental progress ahead of Earth Day. The arena opened with some green initiatives four years ago.

6:No Fireworks: Louisville's Waterfront Development Corporation depended on state money to help pay for an Independence Festival that lost money. Now that the General Assembly cut its $420,000 yearly subsidy the fireworks are dead and the Belle of Louisville's birthday bash is losing steam. Blistering heat couldn't stop the music in 2012. In 2013, fireworks had blown the budget again, so the Waterfront Development Corporation passed the hat to help cover production costs for its Independence Festival. But in 2014, Kentucky's General Assembly dropped the ax quickly, and deeply.

7: Restoration: In a few weeks we will be honoring our brave men and women who have fought for our freedom during the Memorial Day holiday. Right now, one memorial in Louisville is getting a much needed and deserved facelift. A major restoration project started three weeks ago at the Patriots Peace Memorial. The memorial is located off River Road next to the Thurman-Hutchins Park. The project is so important because the memorial is a way that we can honor our members of the armed forces.

8:Drug Drop: Hoosiers will have a chance to get rid of old or unused prescription drugs in a safe way. On Saturday, April 26, Indiana State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will hold a Drug Take Back Event where residents can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The drop-off is free and anonymous and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all ISP posts, except the Toll Road Post.

9: Happening Today: It could be a tense week for University of Kentucky basketball fans with the possibility of five players who could leave early for the NBA. The deadline for college players to declare a spot for the NBA draft is 11:59 p.m. on April 27 and there is no turning back once the paperwork is filed. Julius Randle is one Wildcat who has made his decision. Monday UK announced Randle will hold a press conference Tuesday at 1:30 in Lexington.

10: Happening Today: The University of Louisville baseball team is gearing up to host its annual ‘Home Runs for Hope' Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. ‘Home Runs for Hope' is a year-long fundraiser in with Cardinal baseball fans can pledge any amount for every home run hit by the team throughout the entire baseball season. All funds will be donated to Gilda's Club of Louisville, a cancer support organization.

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