LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:
1: 90s:An AIR QUALITY ALERT has been issued for today Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. We are headed back to 90 degrees this afternoon with a few clouds moving in. It’s not out of the question to get a quick pop up shower/storm during the late afternoon or early evening, but it’s just a 10% chance, so most of the area will stay dry.
2: Tiger: Nagging back problems have some golf fans worried Tiger Woods may be out for this week's PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. The golfer canceled his Tuesday morning press conference on Monday night adding to the speculation he may not feel up to playing. Fans love that the PGA Championship is back at Valhalla and they are excited to see all the world's best golfers there, but there's no question Woods brought a lot of magic to the Championship in 2000 and they would like to see him come back.
3: Transportation: Thousands will leave traffic troubles and parking problems on the other side of town and take a shuttle to the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club. You'll need to budget at least 45 minutes from the moment you park, but if you're on board one shuttle, the ride may not be a bad way to start the day. Driver Sandi Shouse serenades her passengers with the iconic Disney song, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" and Kentucky's official state song "My Old Kentucky Home."
4: McConnell: Sen. Mitch McConnell, facing accusations of leading a “war against women,” fights his critics by employing a powerful ally in an ad debuting Tuesday. Elaine Chao, McConnell’s wife and the former U.S. Labor Secretary under President George W. Bush, has recently faced a personal attack herself from a Democratic operative. She doesn’t mention that in the ad, instead focusing her criticism on McConnell’s opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes.
5: Algae: On the banks of the Ohio River 75 billion gallons of water flows by every day. "An advantage to the Ohio River is this constant flow rate," said Louisville Water Company spokeswoman Kelley Dearing Smith. That rate of flow puts Metro Louisville at a lower risk of health problems faced from dangerous algae blooms like those found this week in Toledo, Ohio.
6: Leo:A firestorm erupted after a round of layoffs at a Louisville newspaper. Two LEO Weekly editors walked out during a meeting Monday, leaving the paper with not a single full time editorial employee, but the paper still expects to go to press.
7: Flood: On August 4, 2014 there were sunny skies with a few clouds in Louisville, which is a big difference from what it looked like on the same day in 2009. That's when the skies opened up. In just a few short hours 6.5 inches of rain came pouring down, causing some of the worst flooding we've seen in decades. One of the images that sticks in the mind from that day was the statue of Barbaro, floating on an island at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Not much else was visible. Inside it was even worse, making a day no one will forget.
8: Heroin: As heroin deaths continue to rise throughout the Commonwealth, interest in an overdose antidote known as Naloxone or Narcan is being considered among law enforcement officials. Narcan has been credited with saving lives when seconds matter most. In Scott County, Indiana, it is a staple in paramedic kits.
9: Animal Cruelty: Police say an Elizabethtown man admitted to throwing a meat-wrapped razor blade into a neighbor’s yard, resulting in the death of their dog. According to The News-Enterprise, James Stotts, the animal’s owner, saw one of his dogs eating a piece of meat, but removed it from the dog’s mouth and discovered a razor blade inside.
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 continues today.
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