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Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, May 28

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

1:Storms: Much of the day will be dry today, but it is likely that you will see a storm or two before the day is over.  Some of these storms could have gusty winds and heavy rain.  It will be another warm and humid day, so some of these storms could increase in intensity; however, we don't expect widespread severe storms. 

2: JCPS Budget: Jefferson County Public Schools' Board of Education members leveled accusations against district administrators and the state auditor before approving a $1.3 billion tentative budget. The district's budget is the second-largest spending plan in Kentucky behind only state government. It includes state-mandated teacher raises, more money for school bus security, and funding to expand preschool.

3: Field Day: Dozens of parents are angry after they were told they would not be allowed at their children's school during field day. But the principal of the school said it's some of the parents that are to blame for the ban. Parents received a voicemail message in which Watson Lane Elementary School Principal, Joshua Williams said, "The decision not to allow parents to participate was made strictly because of student safety concerns."

4: Bag Ban: During a public hearing of the Waste Management Board Tuesday night there were plenty of questions about the somewhat controversial plastic bag ban for yard waste. Despite some residents not being happy with the ban, the regulation has already been passed.

5: Fatal Wreck: One person was killed and a second person was injured in a wreck involving two trucks in Pleasure Ridge Park, according to MetroSafe. MetroSafe dispatchers said the wreck was reported around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 4900 block of Dixie Highway, near Rockford Lane. Louisville Metro police said the driver of a red and silver pickup truck was headed north on Dixie Highway when the truck crossed over into the southbound lanes and collided with the second truck head-on.

6: Suspects: The clock is ticking for the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to put their case together after a judge granted additional releases to four men charged with participating in mob violence in downtown Louisville. The four men are no longer behind bars, but on home incarceration. On Tuesday, a judge granted a motion from the defense to allow additional releases for the four men including extended job search and work release and even walking their dog while they are on home incarceration.

7: Kentucky Kingdom: Kentucky Kingdom's grand reopening is the books and for the most part it went off without a hitch. The pulse of Kentucky Kingdom is beating once again. Park officials said over the three day weekend 35,000 people walked through the front gates, numbers they were hoping for. Overall they said the reopening went well and they can't wait to see what's in store for the rest of season.

8: Boating: A man was rescued from the Ohio River after he was ejected from a boat. According to Indiana Conservation Officers, shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday Stephen Conger, 48, dropped off the owner of the boat so he could get the trailer. Shortly after officers said Conger lost control of the boat while accelerating and was thrown into the river. The boat then circled Conger three times before hitting a pier upstream of Duffy's Landing boat ramp.

9: Local Company: When is a lifetime warranty, not really forever? One Louisville woman found the answer out the hard way. Now, a local company is stepping in to clean up the mess left behind by a national brand. Champion Waterproofing came to Tyfiani Chandler's house to do a job Olshan Foundation Repair said they could not, and the help came not a moment too soon.

10: Happening Day: A lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night will impact travel along I-65. One southbound lane will close from the Kennedy Bridge to Muhammad Ali Boulevard due to work in the area. The lane will shut down around 9:00 and reopen by 5:00 a.m. Thursday morning in time for the morning rush.

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