Sunrise to Go: Monday, August 11 - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Monday, August 11

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

1: Rain: Get ready for more rain today! A cold front approaches the area bringing numerous showers and a chance of storms today. It's not going to rain the entire day, but the rain could get heavy at times.

2: Champ: Delayed by rain earlier Sunday, Rory McIlroy sank a short par putt on the 18th hole with the light fading fast to win the 2014 PGA Championship.

3: Discount: The PGA of America announced that all remaining items in The Championship Shops merchandise pavilion will be half off on Monday, August 11th. The pavilion at Valhalla Golf Club will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking is available at Gate 4, located one half mile east of the main Valhalla entrance. Admission is free.

4: Remember: A small town hit by tragedy came together on Sunday to remember a firefighter who died in the line of duty. Jonathan French was killed on Wednesday after a semi hit him and injured his mother while they were fighting a fire. The family shared an exclusive look inside that memorial with WAVE 3 News, as first responders from 20 different agencies came together at the Glendale Volunteer Fire Department.

5: Water Tower: Shelby County Dispatch said a tower in the 3100 block of Waddy Road collapsed, but did not report any injuries. The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency said 100,000 gallons of water spilled, damaging a nearby church.

6: LMDC: An employee of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections was indicted on charges of theft and official misconduct after he allegedly lied about the hours he worked. According to a release from the office of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Joshua Spenton is accused of clocking in at the LMDC while he was working another off-duty job.

7: Shooting: The Jefferson County coroner's office said the man found shot on Roy Wilkins Avenue died at the hospital Saturday. Pernell Lester, 30, of Louisville died of a gunshot wound to the head, the coroner said. Detectives believe the shooting happened at 11th Street and Fish Court around 11:30 a.m. Friday. Lester and another person were found inside a car in the 300 block of Roy Wilkins Ave. Lester died at University of Louisville Hospital around 11 a.m. Saturday.

8: Fort Knox: 350 more soldiers from the 19th Engineer Battalion serving in Kuwait were welcomed home by anxiously awaiting family at Fort Knox over the weekend. The first 300 members of the battalion got home Thursday night. Then another group arrived Saturday morning at 6:30 to a ceremony at the new 19th Engineer Battalion Complex at Fort Knox. An additional 100 soldiers were welcomed home Sunday morning at 4:45.

9: Tattoo: On Saturday, Aug. 9 the 18-year-old survivor of a deadly suspected drunk driving crash in Hardin County seven weeks earlier is expected to be released from Frazier Rehab Institute. People have continued to pray for Mickayla Harig's recovery and kept a close eye on her progress on social media. One of those people is Ciaran Madden, who also survived a crash caused by a drunk driver. At just 13 years old Madden was the last living child to be pulled from a burning school bus in Carroll County in 1988.

10: Hotline: Parents looking for information about school bus pick-up and drop-off times can now call a hotline to get their questions answered. Jefferson County Public Schools set up their 485-RIDE to make sure students get to school safely.

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