Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, July 2 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, July 2

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

1: Cooler Day: A cold front moves through today bringing slightly cooler temperatures and reducing the humidity this afternoon.  We have a small chance of an isolated shower or storm this afternoon, but most of the area stays dry today as cooler, drier air moves in.  We have a pleasant evening ahead for WAVE 3 Night at the Bats Game (first pitch 7:05pm). 

2: Make-a-Wish: Help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions by participating in Make-A-Wish Week on WAVE 3 News. All this week, from Monday, June 30 through Sunday, July 6, WAVE 3 News is partnering with Make-A-Wish to raise awareness about the organization's important work and to raise money to make the dreams of sick children come true.

3: Wage: Metro Council Democrats are poised to approve a $10.10 an hour minimum wage across Louisville, as long as Kentucky's attorney general gives his blessing. Some of the caucus's 17 members said they would like to move forward immediately. But it's better to wait for Attorney General Jack Conway to decide whether Metro Council has the legal authority to control the local minimum wage, Councilwoman Attica Scott said.

4: Marriage:  A federal judge struck down Kentucky's ban on same-sex couples getting licenses and marrying in the state. However, Tuesday's ruling was temporarily put on hold because it will be appealed, meaning it is not yet clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.

5: Cards Fans: Thousands of Cardinal fans made their way to Fourth Street Live! Tuesday afternoon to help celebrate the beginning of a new era for the University of Louisville Cardinals. Surprisingly, fans didn't seem to mind the muggy weather. Nothing it seemed, could keep fans from taking part in a huge day in UofL history.

6: ACC: Admissions and academics may also benefit from the national spotlight as the University of Louisville officially joins the Atlantic Coast Conference. The university's exposure in the field and on the court has chemical engineering student Zachary Herde optimistic about the academic arena. "We will now have tighter connections with universities like Duke, North Carolina and other research universities within the ACC that have always been in the national news for their ground breaking research," Herde said.

7: World Cup: The KFC Yum! Center hosted a World Cup viewing party on its plaza Tuesday for the U.S. Men's National Team matchup against Belgium. A couple dozen fans braved the sun and the hot weather to watch the U.S. fall 2-1 to Belgium in the first matchup for America in the Round of 16. The Yum! Center said Thursday's World Cup viewing party for the game against Germany drew around 200 people who watched the game and many more who just stopped by for a few minutes. The entire viewing party came together in three days.

8: Bridge Work: In one week the Clark Memorial Bridge will close to all traffic and will remain shut down for 45 days. It's all part of the Ohio River Bridges project and is expected to cause significant back-ups. On July 8 at 12 a.m. the bridge will close and it is set to open back up before Labor Day weekend. If you normally use the Clark Memorial Bridge or even the Kennedy Bridge have you ever thought about taking the TARC bus or joining a carpool to get to work? The options are out there and highly suggested by TARC and Ohio River Bridges Project officials to try to trim some traffic volume from the heavily traveled roadways, especially in the next six weeks.

9: Green Thumbs: After spending the summer honing their green thumbs, a group of Louisville teens shared the fruits of their labor with others in the community. Teens taking part in the Mayor's SummerWorks program at Oxmoor Farm made a special delivery to the tenants of Strothers Senior Apartments along Dixie Highway in West Louisville.

10: Happening Today: Join the WAVE 3 News team for WAVE 3 Night at the Bats Game! Gates open at 6:00 with first pitch at 7:05. We'll see you there!

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