Sunrise to Go: Thursday, May 1 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Thursday, May 1

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

1: Forecast: We may have some sunshine early the next couple of days, but the afternoons will likely be filled with clouds and even some spotty showers. Highs will highly depend on how much sun we pick up before we go mostly cloudy. Overall, today looks like temperatures in the low 60s. Friday is showing slightly better chances for clouds to form earlier with spotty rain showers, therefore highs may be most limited into the 50s most of the day with may be an hour or two at 60. If you plan to go to the Oaks, dress for 50s.

2: Happening Today: The 59th annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade steps off today in downtown Louisville, and for the 32nd consecutive year, WAVE 3 News is the parade's official broadcast home. The parade, the Kentucky Derby Festival's oldest event, will march down Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street beginning at 5 p.m. WAVE 3 News will preview the parade during WAVE 3 News at 5. The parade will air live in its entirety beginning at 5:30 p.m. when the first entrant step into the "Broadcast Zone" in front of the WAVE 3 News studios at Broadway and Floyd Street. It will be available for viewing on TV, and the free WAVE 3 News and Weather apps. Whether you're preparing to attend today's parade or simply trying to navigate traffic downtown, here are the road closures expected today.

3: Post Positions: The post positions have been drawn and the odds have been set for the 140th Run for the Roses. Click here to see the list and get ready to make those bets!

4: Bucks: It's not just horses that spring from the gates on Derby. You can also place your bets on local businesses. The Chamber of Commerce said the Derby brings home the prize bringing in $128 million to Louisville and surrounding areas. That's a blow out in terms of economic impact.

5: Gambling: As Derby Day nears Kentucky's signature sport faces greater competition from other states that lure horses and trainers with bigger purses.Horse tracks in states that allow casinos use gambling revenue to fund purses. Casinos are outlawed in Kentucky and tracks are turning to instant racing games and other methods to compete.

6: Parade: For the last few years the races on Oaks Day have paused to honor breast cancer survivors. The tradition will continue on Oaks Day 2014 and this year it will hold an extra special meaning for WAVE 3 News Anchor Dawne Gee who will be cheering on her mother as she walks in the Survivors Parade.

7: Winning Belle: The Belle of Louisville's Centennial Celebration started early tonight as the paddle wheeler received an early 100th birthday gift – the coveted 12-point silver antlers – after the Belle of Cincinnati conceded in the 52nd annual Great Steamboat Race. The concession came before the total points had been tallied for the race.

8: Crimes: Rape, assault and robbery. Louisville teenagers are getting charged with those crimes and more. Only to be let back out onto the street hours later. In April, the governor signed sweeping reforms into law aimed at keeping juveniles out of detention centers for less serious crimes. But Juvenile Justice Court Judge Dee McDonald said that is something they have been doing in Jefferson County for years.

9: Love and Care: As a single mother Cheryl Dugan is raising two boys whose biological mothers could not care for them. All the boys know is they live with and love their mom, while visiting another woman. When women in prison give birth, they continue serving time. For inmates without stable families, their child may be placed with Operation Open Arms. Sharon Neville, with Operation Open Arms, said, "The foster family has to have this constant tug of war going on in their heads: I love you forever. I might have to give you away soon."

10: Battery: An off-duty police officer suffered a broken leg and nose when he was taken to the ground and beaten in an attack that happened in a restaurant parking lot. The assault occurred in the parking lot of Buckhead Mountain Grill in Jeffersonville in March. On Wednesday, April 30 charges were filed against two suspects who remain at large. Prosecutors charged Sebastian Racine and James Whobrey with felony battery.

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