Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, August 6 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, August 6

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

1: Rain: We have a few atmospheric disturbances that will be moving through WAVE Country over the next few days which will bring chances for needed rainfall. We have just a small chance for a brief shower this afternoon, but a better chance for a shower tomorrow. Thunderstorms will be likely with some heavy downpours on Friday, but severe weather is not expected at this time.

2: Tiger: With an empty parking space, still no sign of Tiger Woods at Valhalla. The first round of the 2014 PGA Championship is set to tee off Thursday. Golf's most popular player withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational with back spasms, and hasn't said whether or not he will be heading to Louisville for the tournament.

3: Bill Clinton: According to the PGA of America, Bill Clinton is their choice for the 2014 PGA of America Distinguished Service Award. The former president founded the Clinton Foundation after he left office as the 42nd president and is receiving the award for his lifetime love of golf and his commitment to health and wellness.

4: Robberies: Three men have been charged in connection with a series of armed robberies that grew increasingly violent at Louisville-area businesses over the summer. Tyler LeeDean Carter, 18, of Mt. Washington and Brandon Duwone Harvey, 18, of Louisville were taken into custody Aug. 4. The two are charged with committing three armed robberies -- the June 30 holdup of a Rite Aid pharmacy at 5601 Bardstown Road, the July 16 robbery of a Dairy Queen at 11806 Shelbyville Road in Middletown, and the July 28 robbery of a McDonald's at 5601 Preston Highway.

5: Marriage: Same-sex couples from Kentucky are among the plaintiffs who will appear before a three judge panel Wednesday during the largest number of same-sex marriage cases heard to date.The six arguments coming from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee will be heard in Cincinnati by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. If the judges find in favor of gay marriage, the Supreme Court will likely be forced to get involved.

6: Fire: Mt. Eden firefighters vowed Tuesday night that insurance and their own determination would help them rebuild after a fire destroyed a firehouse. The Fire Board of Trustees voted to open a $100,000 line of credit for equipment purchases, in case the insurance money doesn't arrive quickly. Investigators on Wednesday will again look for a cause of the fire.

7: Explosion: Throughout Brandenburg it has been the talk of the town: What shook the Doe Valley neighborhood Sunday night? The mystery has been solved. Consequently, the culprit has also been charged. Gavin Ames, 22, has been charged with wanton endangerment and use of explosives in connection to an Aug. 3 explosion that sent shock waves through his Doe Valley neighborhood and many surrounding portions of Meade County.

8: St. Helen: For more than a century St. Helen School has been a fixture in the Shively community. It has been a close knit parish and community, serving many purposes for its neighbors and its members. But so much has changed in just the last decade. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the school will open its doors for the final time to allow folks to come in and look around before the building is torn down, leaving only memories.

9: Green: A new neighborhood in Kentuckiana is taking the idea of being green to a whole new level. Magnolia Farms in Elizabethtown is the first of its kind in the state. The project is getting a lot of attention because of the amount of Eco-friendly amenities it includes. The neighborhood features its own compost and recycling site, eight foot wide sidewalks for jogging and offers a geothermal system and solar panels.

10: Painting: An amateur artist is expected to be the highlight of a charity art exhibit this week. While his work is expected to fetch a couple hundred dollars, buyers may be more impressed with his artistic temperament. The 6-year-old, who just picked up a brush last year, will be featured in an auction gallery alongside nationally renowned artists. The "Paw"-casso behind the canvas, is a poodle named Polo.

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