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, WAVE3.com 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.
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.
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."
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