Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, April 30 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, April 30

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

1: Weather: Today looks to feature just a few spotty rain showers, mainly along and north of I-64. Highs still will manage to climb to around 70 degrees. It does turn cooler Thursday with spotty rain showers (again, mainly north) with highs around the 60 degree mark. Oaks Day looks cool with a few showers north, but the trend is to dry the forecast out for this day. We have removed the rain chance for Derby Day with highs reaching into the low 70s.

2: Homicide: Louisville Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting in the 1100 block of Fisk Court. That is in the Beecher Terrace housing complex. Alicia Smiley, a LMPD spokeswoman, said officers called to the area around 1:30 p.m. found a man believed to be in his 30s in the middle of the street with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken by Metro EMS to University of Louisville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

3: Camera: Jeffersonville administrators plan to install $90,000 worth of smart cameras near the Big Four Bridge and a project manager said they wouldn't require the same round-the-clock monitoring as security cameras in Louisville's Waterfront Park. The plan would be significantly cheaper than the estimated $227,000 that Louisville Metro spent on cameras after the March 22 mob violence. Jeffersonville will have fewer cameras, but some will capture video from multiple angles.

4: Trauma: Kentucky has another line of defense against child abuse. Doctors must now attend mandatory training to detect inflicted head and body trauma. Five years ago, 9-month-old Karlie Mellick suffered brain-swelling, broken ribs, a broken arm and a broken leg. Her caregiver, Matthew Vaughn had told her family and her doctors that he'd found her unresponsive.

5: Ride On Curlin: You would think the colt of a two time Horse of the Year, who earned more than $10 million, would be sold for huge bucks, but a Louisville couple bought Curlin's colt for a bargain price because his front feet were turned in. And that's not all that's different about the Derby horse.

6: Derby Drive: There are stories of success from Churchill Downs that rarely get told. Stories of perseverance and determination can also be found far from the winner's circle on the backside of the track. When it comes to talking to horses Jose Arriaga needs few words, but for hundreds of workers at Churchill's backside, it's talking to others that's tough part.

7: Shoes: When your feet hurt, you probably swap what you're wearing for a pair of more comfortable shoes. Now, some horses have that same option. Grand Circuit Products is bringing relief to horses around the world. They make horseshoes and specialize in making therapeutic horseshoes.

8:Derby Hope:  Derby trainer Dale Romans has a lot to be thankful for. He will saddle one of his best hopefuls to date when Medal Count makes a Run for the Roses in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. He also feels lucky for the capable staff on his Lexington horse farm who showed heroics during a recent delivery of a foul. On the Romans Farm the young colt, affectionately known Big Boy, already has quite the following.

9: Happening Today: The jousting has begun for the 2014 Great Steamboat Race set for Wednesday, April 30, on the Ohio River. At a press conference, the tasks and scoring system that will determine the winner of the race was announced. Representatives of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati also participated in a sampling of "individual tasting mats" to select a different single-barrel bourbon to be served aboard each vessel for the event.

10: Happening Today: Some well-known jockeys are working for tips! The 6th annual ‘Jocktails at the Derby' kicks off at 7:00 tonight. The jockeys will bartend at Prime Lounge to help raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund. Some of the jockeys set to attend include Gary Stevens, Julien Leparoux and Rosie Napravnik.  

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