Sunrise to Go: Monday, August 4 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Monday, August 4

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

1: Warm-up: We have a nice and calm start to the work week with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures for today and tomorrow. Starting on Wednesday, we will have to dodge a few raindrops with hit or miss thunderstorms through Saturday morning.

2: PGA Store: Many of the superstars due in for next week's PGA Championships may be playing in other tournaments this weekend but Valhalla is already packed with fans looking to buy a piece of golf's pinnacle. You could feel the excitement in the air Saturday morning as golf enthusiasts flocked to the PGA merchandise pavilion to shop for official gear. Organizers estimated approximately 5,000 to 6,000 people would visit each day over the weekend.

3: PGA Traffic: The Louisville Metro Police Department has updated its traffic and parking plan for the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 4 through 10. A press release from the LMPD media relations office encourages the public to be conscious of golf carts and increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area throughout the event. The speed limit on Shelbyville Road has been reduced to 45 miles per hour for the duration of the PGA Championship. LMPD traffic commanders will continually monitor the traffic flow and make any necessary adjustments, according to the news release. Traffic is expected to increase as the week progresses.

4: Fancy Farm: Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates went on the offensive Saturday in front of a record crowd at the state’s most high-profile political event. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes combined for a mistake-free, raucous 15 minutes on the Fancy Farm stage. McConnell poked Grimes for blunders she’s made on the campaign trail, while Grimes portrayed McConnell as an out-of-touch politician who doesn’t care about Kentuckians.

5: Outlet Mall: Opening weekend at the new Outlet Shoppes in Simpsonville wrapped up on a high note. "We were really pleased with how it turned out," Marketing Director Lucy George said. The mall counted more than 60,000 people and about 30,000 cars in its parking lot Saturday and Sunday.

6: EPA: Twelve states, including Kentucky and Indiana, have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over recently proposed carbon dioxide regulations. At issue is the EPA’s June 2 announcement which proposed performance standards for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants under the Clean Air Act, Section 111(d). The proposed rule would require existing coal-fired plants to meet state-specific carbon dioxide emissions standards starting in 2020.

7: Missing: Kentucky State Police are searching for two inmates who escaped from Blackburn Correctional Complex. Officials say Cody Allison, 23, and Paul Nance walked away from the minimum-security prison in Fayette County around 5:00 p.m. Sunday night. Allison, a Hopkins County native, was serving a 20-year sentence for crimes including burglary. Nance was serving a 30-year sentence for convictions out of Hopkins County including receiving stolen property.

8: Explosion: An explosion rattles neighbors in Meade County Sunday night. According to Meade County Emergency Management, the blast occurred in the Doe Valley subdivision on Morning Glory Road around 9:00 p.m. on August 3. The explosion resulted from some type of excessively large firework. Officials believe teenagers may be behind the act. No injuries or property damage have been reported at this time.

9: Family Dollar: A morning holdup at a Louisville business led the store to close early Sunday. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department, a man entered a Family Dollar on Kristin Way off Cane Run Road near Crums Lane a little before 11 a.m. and demanded the business' cash.

10: Jobs: Looking for a way to make some extra cash? The Kentucky State Fair needs temporary workers for this year's fair, which runs from August 14 to 24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Hiring begins today.

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