Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, June 25 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, June 25

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

1: Dry: The storms have moved out giving us a drier forecast for today with a mixture of clouds and sunshine.  Today will be the coolest day of the week; however, it will still be a warm and muggy day.  We have a slight chance for a p.m. storm tomorrow and Friday as temperatures start going up.  Afternoon temperatures return to the 90s by the weekend with isolated storms possible.

2: Case: A grand jury has decided charges will not go forward in the case against four young men who were accused of carrying out violent attacks in downtown Louisville in March. Judge McKay Chauvin read the grand jury's decision of no true bill, meaning there was not enough evidence to proceed with a case, Tuesday afternoon.

3: Breeders' Cup: One of thoroughbred racing's most prestigious events will be held at Keeneland in 2015. Breeders' Cup has officially announced that Keeneland Race Course will host the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships. This is the first time Keeneland has been chosen to hold the event.

4: Racing: It's a big week at Kentucky Speedway. Beginning Thursday, the track will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, a NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400. All the events make for a very busy time for Kentucky State Police in and around Sparta this week.

5: Hoax: Her face grabbed headlines and hearts around the world after the family of 3-year-old Victoria Wilcher said she was asked to leave a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Jackson, Mississippi because scars she got when a dog bit her were disturbing other customers. Now, it appears it could be a hoax.

6: Accessible: A WAVE 3 News investigation discovered people in wheelchairs were being denied access to some of Kentucky Kingdom's most popular rides. Weeks after the park reopened, 16 of 30 rides at Kentucky Kingdom were off limits to people in wheelchairs.

7: Aide: A Louisville Metro councilman defended the hiring of a personal friend who's accused of repeatedly using a racial slur at his previous job. Councilman Dan Johnson hired Bryan Mathews as a legislative assistant within the past month. Mathews is also the elected Jefferson County judge executive, raising questions about whether he can legally hold both positions at once. But the issue creating tension among Metro Council Democrats is the allegation that Mathews used the "N-word" while he was the executive director at The Kling Center, an Old Louisville nonprofit that provides free meals to impoverished senior citizens.

8: Stolen Phone: A heartbroken mother is pleading for the return of her cell phone following the death of her 4-year-old son. According to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office, Darryn Kihnley was pronounced dead at Kosair Children's Hospital where he was transported after being found on the bottom of a swimming pool at a home on Beech Drive, in the Lake Dreamland neighborhood, June 21. Kihnley's mother said her phone went missing on June 10, while she was working at Bud's Tavern on Dixie Highway. She said she had the phone for two years and it contained around 500 pictures, mostly of her late son.

9: Vote: Whether businesses within Meade County's Muldraugh precinct will soon be able to serve and sell alcohol depended on the outcome a vote Tuesday. "I'm looking at having the Kentucky micro brews, Kentucky wines and Kentucky bourbons," said Shoppes at Otter Creek and Branden Brew owner Pauline Bramer. Having prided herself on selling and supporting Kentucky-made products, Bramer has wanted to expand her offerings to include locally produced alcohol. However, thanks to a more than 30-year-old precinct dry vote, as of Tuesday afternoon, espresso shots were the only shots being served at Bramer's business.

10: O'Shea's: The Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission voted unanimously to approve a loan for O'Shea's newest location on Tuesday. The restaurant will be located next to Schimpff's Confectionery and Perkfection Cafe on Spring Street.  This is just the latest restaurant set to move in since the opening of the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville and Mayor Mike Moore says he is excited for the new development.

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