Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, June 18 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, June 18

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

1: Hot: We hit 92° yesterday and the day before, and today we could hit 93°, which would make it the hottest day of the year so far.  The humidity will make it feel like the upper 90s this afternoon.  Because of the heat and humidity, a pop up afternoon storm is possible; however, much of the area will stay dry.  It will be another warm and muggy night.  

2: Road Work: Construction headaches continue as a section of I-65 is set to open this weekend. One lane of the ramp from I-65 south to Jefferson Street is closed through Sunday. Another lane on the ramp from I-64 west and I-71 south to I-71 south is also closed through Sunday as crew get ready for the lane shift on 65 south.

3: Breeder's Cup: It brings the world's best horses and millions of dollars to the economy. The Breeders' Cup is coming back to the Bluegrass, but eight-time host Churchill Downs is not the Kentucky track getting the event. The selection for 2015, according to a report by the Louisville Courier Journal, is Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. As of Tuesday, Keeneland and Breeders' Cup officials couldn't confirm the report to WAVE 3 News.

4: Governor: Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen will not run for governor, according to several sources close to Edelen. Sources told WAVE 3 News Edelen will instead run for reelection in his current position which he was sworn into in Jan. 2012. Following the release of the recent Jefferson County Public School audit Edelen told WAVE 3 News reporter Theo Keith, "We've done all the things we need to do to qualify as a candidate and run a very aggressive, credible campaign," Edelen said. "Now's the time for the important family considerations about what we have to sacrifice in order to successfully run that campaign."

5: Break-ins: A rash of car break-ins in Middletown has prompted a warning from police. On Father's Day, while a lot of people were outside enjoying the beautiful weather Louisville Metro Police from the 8th division responded to nearly 20 smash and grab burglaries in just a few hours. Thieves targeted parks, swimming pools and tennis courts. It was clear to police this group was looking for people enjoying recreational activities and in many of these cases the victims were 30 to 40 feet away from their cars when the break-ins occurred.

6: Shooting:  Police have identified the man wanted in connection to shooting that killed a 19-year-old man and left his sister in critical condition Monday morning. According to Louisville Metro Police, Quinton Huddleston, 22, is wanted for the murder of Joshua Gordon, 19. Officers said Gordon was killed and his 25-year-old sister suffered a gunshot wound to the face during the shooting in the 5200 block of Shepherdsville Road.

7: Distillery: A new bourbon distillery is one step closer to becoming a reality after the Shelby County Planning and Zoning Commission passed a development plan for the $115 million project. British liquor giant Diageo plans to build the new distillery on 300 acres along Benson Pike near Bagdad. However, the distillery will not be part of the Kentucky Bourbon trail since visitors won't be allowed to sip the product on the property.

8: Concerns: Diageo will bring a $115 million investment, 30 permanent positions and several construction jobs to the area, but while officials didn't ask many questions concerning bringing the distillery to town, residents did raise concerns.

9: Camp: Going a week without a cell phone may seem like punishment to many teens. For a group of campers visiting the Commonwealth, however, unplugging from technology and becoming more centered helped them develop their wings.

10: Little League: It's little league practice and as the sun slowly sets on the field, you can hear spirits lifting. This is the Challenger League in Clarksville.  All the players face special challenges. Nathan Snyder was just 10-years-old when the league began. "When he brought a note home and said going to start a special needs ball team," said his mother Linda Snyder. "Oh, that would be exciting!"

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