Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, May 21 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, May 21

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – From election results to today's release of the JCPS audit, here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:

1: Storms: Temperatures will be even warmer today than yesterday with dry weather for the morning and much of the afternoon. Storms start to move in from the north late this afternoon through tonight. Some of these storms could be severe with wind damage as the main threat. The storms move out of South Central KY early tomorrow morning as temperatures warm back to the 80s tomorrow. The holiday weekend looks gorgeous with dry weather, warm temperatures, and plenty of sunshine.

2: JCPS Audit: A wide ranging examination into how the Jefferson County Public School system is spending your money will be released today. The fact that Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will be releasing the audit standing alongside Dr. Donna Hargens, the JCPS superintendent, and the Jefferson County School Board members is probably a good sign the two sides are working together. Edelen will release the audit findings at 10 a.m. at the Vanhoose Education Center. The audit has been described as the largest in Kentucky history.

WAVE 3 will have comprehensive coverage of the audit findings promptly at 10:00 a.m. on There will also be a link to the full 301 page report.

3: Election Results: Election season is in full swing as last night's primary gave Kentuckians some political answers. After beating Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell will be taking on Alison Lundergan Grimes come November and according to Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo, "The marshmallow fight is over. Tonight the war begins."

Click here for all election results.

4: District One: In a surprising upset, an outspoken community advocate has lost her Metro Council seat to a woman with strong ties to local government. Jessica Green took 55 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary against Attica Scott. She is the daughter of former councilwoman Dr. Judy Green who was removed from the council over ethics violations.

5: O'Connell: After getting 55 percent of the vote in the May 20 primary election Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell spoke to a crowd of his supporters at O'Shea's. With his wife, son and daughter, who is also an attorney, standing by his side O'Connell said the win was for his son who recently died.

6: Howley: The family of an Oldham County Judge-Executive candidate, who passed away nearly a week ago, said they wanted to see the race through to the end.  David Howley, 51, suffered a heart attack on May 14. His name remained on the ballot and a last minute decision prompted the votes to be counted.

7: Voting: RaMona Craig came to the United States from Germany when she was 15. She's renewed her green card several times over the years. Twenty-one years later, Craig finally decided to make her plans more permanent and became a U.S. citizen last year. Craig did what most Americans did on Tuesday. At age 37, she voted for the first time and finally has a voice.

8: Shooting:  Louisville Metro Police are investigating after two men were shot and killed in Beecher Terrace. According to LMPD spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, two shootings were reported at separate locations in the Beecher Terrace complex. The first shooting was reported at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of Cedar Court. While police were on the scene of the first shooting a second shooting was reported in the 1200 block of Fisk Court.

9: Ambien:  The pharmaceutical drug designed to help you sleep by lowering brain activity has shown in some cases to have the unexplained effect of waking up victims of brain trauma from the deepest depths of their consciousness.



10: Music Scene: From a southern rock crowd on fire, to a record store audience in awe and a parking lot turned back porch party, these days Louisville is rockin'. Music insiders like WFPK radio personality Marion Dries say it's still too early to tell whether Louisville's live music resurgence will surpass what the city experienced in the 1990s, but it could be close.


Don't MissMysterious sounds recorded in Kentuckiana, are being heard around the world! The long "hums" and sometimes even "booms" certainly get your attention, but what's behind the mystery? The theories range from earthquakes, to electromagnetic activity, to the supernatural and the list goes on. Our own Meteorologist Brian Goode took a look at the theories and talked to witnesses. See his discoveries Wednesday at 11 p.m. on WAVE 3 News.

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