Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, July 16 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, July 16

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

1: Cool: We have another beautiful day in store with plenty of sunshine, low humidity and below normal temperatures. There’s a slight chance for a few sprinkles this afternoon… mainly from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m… as clouds increase during that time. The skies clear again this evening with another cool night.

2: Hit: A pedestrian hit on Preston is in critical condition. Around 4:45 a.m. police responded to a person hit on Preston and Melford Avenue. Little is known about the accident, but the victim has been transported to University Hospital with life threatening injuries.

3: Drowning: Emergency crews are on the scene of an apparent drowning in Elizabethtown.The incident happened just before 8 p.m. in an area off Main Street near Logan and Montgomery Streets. The Hardin County Coroner is on the scene. A spokesman for the coroner's office said the victim is a man who had been fishing. It was not immediately clear where the drowning happened, but Buffalo Lake is in the vicinity of the staging area.

4: Rehab:The recovery continues for an 18-year-old girl badly hurt in a Hardin County crash. A post on the Team Harig Facebook page says Mickayla Harig is now showing plenty of progress. Her family expects her to be moved soon to Frazier Rehabilitation Center.

5: Bus Safety: In a few weeks, it'll be time to load your children on the bus and hope that precious cargo is safe. Ensuring your child is safe on the school bus is the message behind a billboard near the westbound lanes on the I-264 Watterson Expressway. You may have seen it as you approach I-65 and Preston Highway.

6: Lake Safety: Potentially harmful algae blooms were found in several Kentucky lakes this month.The Kentucky Division of Water and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirm that the presence of potentially toxic blooms of blue algae were discovered in several lakes in Kentucky, including Rough River, Nolin, Taylorsville, and Barren River lakes. The lakes remain open to the public and visitors should be aware of potential health risks, but officials urge there is no need to cancel any upcoming lake trips.

7: Housing: Demonstrators showed up to a Louisville Metro Housing Authority meeting Tuesday bound and gagged, even though the policy they were demonstrating against was already on hold. The Housing Authority’s board members are considering whether to join a study that would set a $75 a month minimum rent on public housing tenants, but it would also encourage tenants to get jobs by not raising their rent if they find work. Board members earlier on Tuesday had delayed a decision on joining the study, which demonstrators called “sexist” and “racist” because it affects primarily single, black mothers and their children.

8: Purple Heart: A war hero has suffered another blow, years after surviving an IED explosion in Iraq. Thieves ransacked his Leitchfield home, and what they stole is something he can't replace

9: Support: The city of Jeffersontown is rallying behind a boy and his family after he was seriously injured when his bike was hit by a car. An amazing crowd of hundreds turned out to Chubby Ray's Original Louisville Pizza Company on July 15 to help 12-year-old Michael Goebel. Restaurant owner Ray Perkins said that in his 22 years in business, he's never seen that many people at his restaurant.

10: Tattoo Removal: Now that tattoos are mainstream, tattoo removal is exploding, too. According to People magazine, stars Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and Melanie Griffith have all had tattoos removed. You might be amazed to know just how many people are putting themselves through the uncomfortable process of erasing something that’s designed to stay on their bodies for the rest of their lives.

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