Sunrise to Go: Monday, June 16 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Monday, June 16

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

1: Hot: We are watching a weak front roll through the area. This has sparked a few storms in Illinois and we'll keep a small storm chance in the forecast this morning & into the afternoon. Otherwise, heat and humidity will be the big story this week.

2: Fire:  An apartment fire forces families from their homes early this morning. According to MetroSafe, the fire started at the Cedar Springs Apartments in the 7000 block of Cedar Knoll Place in Fern Creek. Eight units were affected in the building and one injured firefighter was taken to the hospital with a back injury.

3: Police: Jeffersonville's City Council president said he expected members to delay a vote on Mayor Mike Moore's plan to hire new police officers. Moore, who is concerned that the city's police force is understaffed, has proposed adding 25 officers over the next five years to patrol throughout the city. Recently, he and council members have paid for new surveillance cameras and a temporary contract with off-duty officers to provide security.

4: Traffic Change: Even Sunday morning before church, Manslick Road carries a lot of traffic. An interchange currently in planning stages could bring big changes to the road and a nearby congregation. The new ramp, which would partially link the Watterson and Manslick, would improve access to Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. Directly in the path of the potential ramp, however, is a 900-member church with a name that could seem prophetic: Cloverleaf Baptist Church.

5: Outspoken: California Chrome's outspoken owner, Steve Coburn had a different tone Saturday. Compare that to his statements just a few weeks ago. "Churchill Downs needs to call Maryland to get a lesson in hospitality," he said after the Kentucky Derby. "It's a coward's way out," Coburn said after the Belmont. Coburn came to receive the shiny 18-inch Derby Trophy made of gold which was won by his horse California Chrome. This after criticizing Churchill Downs just weeks ago.

6: Fundraiser: Ashlee Berry was headed home from work last week when she died in a crash which police say was caused by a convicted sex offender. On Saturday, a fundraiser was held for the family of the young bride-to-be. Her friends say she touched many lives and will be greatly missed. "She was a great person, smile that lit up a room," said Ben Barker, manager of Troll Pub Under the Bridge. "She was really something else."

7: Jockey Injured: Churchill Downs says in a release that jockey Rosie Napravnik will miss four to six weeks after separating her left shoulder in a Sunday morning practice spill at Churchill Downs. Napravnik, 26, will not require surgery after sustaining a mild separation of the joint in an accident aboard Socialbug. She was treated at University of Louisville Hospital.

8: Ft. Campbell: The Defense Department is releasing the name of the fifth American soldier who died last Monday in what's been described as a friendly fire airstrike in Afghanistan. He is 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald of Butler, Georgia. McDonald and another soldier killed in the incident, 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Scott R. Studenmund of Pasadena, California, were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

9: Moonshine: It may not fall under the city's lofty educational mission of 55,000 degrees but it certainly is a chance to learn a lot. In the bourbon capital of the world getting schooled on the angel's share, knowing your whiskey from your bourbon and even learning a few culinary skills with distilled spirits is pretty important. "We're in the hub of everything," proclaimed Colin Blake of Moonshine University. "It's called the Distilled Spirits Epicenter cause we're actually within 50 miles of everything you need to open, operate and run a distillery," he explained of the site at 801 South 8th Street.

10:  Movies: Drive-in theatres across the country are facing a digital dilemma. Hollywood is forcing owners to spend big bucks converting from 35 mm to digital projection. The 21st century problem is spelling the end for many of them, but a staple in Southern Indiana is standing the test of time. Bill Powell's family has owned and operated Georgetown Drive-in since 1965. He plans to keep it that way. "This is something I've done all my life. Ever since I can remember I've been working with film," Powell said.

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