Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, May 20 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, May 20

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

1: Sun: A warm front moves over us today bringing a boost in temperatures to the 80s this afternoon with plenty of sunshine.  The winds will be breezy as the front moves through today.  A cold front approaches tomorrow with showers and storms expected for the afternoon and evening.

2: Primary: U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes set the tone Monday for a tough general election campaign, largely ignoring Tuesday's primary races. McConnell didn't mention Republican challenger Matt Bevin during a Monday campaign stop in Louisville. Polls show that McConnell leads the Louisville businessman by a wide margin. Meanwhile, Grimes attacked McConnell and didn't refer to Bevin at her campaign events. Bevin, spurred on by Tea Party support, said he remained confident he could win the Republican primary and gave only lukewarm support to McConnell in a potential matchup with Grimes in November.

3: Arrest: An arrest has been made after a mother was found dead inside of an apartment in the Shawnee neighborhood Monday afternoon. According to Jefferson County Coroner Bob Jones, Crystal Parker, 25, died at 1:30 p.m. of a gunshot wound in the Shawnee Garden apartments, located in the 200 block of South 42nd Street.

4: Big Four: After a slew of delays, the Big Four Bridge has been given the thumbs up by the Indiana Department of Transportation to open in the Hoosier state. INDOT announced construction wrapped up Monday for the $8.5 million handrail lighting for the Indiana ramp and stair tower. That news is making a lot of walkers like Logan Rose happy, "There's been lots of times that I thought it was open and then I walked all the way down there and there was a big gate," he explained.

5: Funeral: On Monday an Oldham County police officer and judge executive candidate was laid to rest. David Howley, 51, passed away on May 14 after a heart attack. Because of his on-duty response earlier in the day his death is considered "in the line of duty" and he received full honors at his funeral.

6: Accused: A group is calling for the release of four men accused of robbery, two of whom were also charged in connection to a beating in Waterfront Park. Calling them the "Misidentified Four," the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and the Louisville chapter of the National Action Group say the men charged did not commit the crimes of which they're accused.

7: Nasal Strips: California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip during the June 7 Belmont Stakes, according to ESPN, keeping alive the horse's chance of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. According to, New York Racing Association steward Steve Lewandowski told ESPN's Jeannine Edwards on Monday that the owners and trainers of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner had been granted permission to wear the nasal strip during the Belmont Stakes as he had during the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Some horses wear nasal strips to help their breathing.

8: Churchill: After being criticized by California Chrome owner Steve Coburn for what he considered a lack of hospitality, Churchill Downs has garnered local support from the Metro Disability Coalition. "I personally have gone there and have found the premises, you know, accessible for my needs," said Metro Disability Coalition Vice President Chuck Rogers.

9: Sentenced: A convicted sex offender who admitted to raping and killing a Clarksville teen will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Richard Hooten was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole plus 70 years for raping and killing Tara Willenborg, 17, in 2013.

10: Happening Today: More than 59 employers looking to fill more than 1,400 positions will gather in one location Tuesday. The WorkOne Southern Indiana Job Fair will take place on May 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the WorkOne Center located at 2125 State Street, Suite #16. Available job openings include including manufacturing, transportation, logistics, healthcare and hospitality.

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