Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, August 26 - News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Tuesday, August 26

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

1:Hot: The heat and humidity stick around this week with highs remaining in the 90s for the work week. The heat and humidity could allow an afternoon storm to pop up; however, the isolated storms will be few and far between, so most of the area will stay dry.

2: The Grove: A stressful start to the semester for hundreds of UofL students after they realized their new apartments were far from finished. Monday night, they told the developer what they want done to make things right. They also voiced their concerns over their safety after an armed robbery and shots were fired into the air at The Grove.

3: Tax Rate: The JCPS school board voted unanimously Monday not to raise the property tax rate for the 2014-15 school year. JCPS board members defended their own knowledge of the budget while publicly backing Superintendent Donna Hargens, who had recommended no tax rate increase.

4: Minimum Wage: An increased minimum wage ordinance will move forward. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell gave the green light to the Louisville Metro Council Monday night. The council is considering raising the city's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over the next few years. The council had asked O'Connell for his opinion to see if the body had the legal power to raise the minimum wage in the city.

5: Lottery: For the first time in its 25-year history, the Kentucky Lottery has begun advertising where proceeds from the sale of its games are spent.According to a Kentucky Lottery spokesman, it previously was against the law to advertise the information.

6: Ford: A new luxury crossover vehicle will be built at Ford's Louisville Assembly Plant. Ford has announced the automaker created 300 jobs for the Lincoln MKC production line following a $129 million upgrade of the Louisville Assembly Plant. Sykes said the retooling of the Fern Valley Road plant to accommodate production of the smaller-sized luxury SUV is complete, and all the new jobs have been filled.

7: UPS Crash: We now know when the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will release their final findings into the accident - and who won't be a part of that report. On September 9, the NTSB will release its findings on what caused the crash.

8: Surprise: Nearly twenty years in the military took its toll on Jeremiah Lucas' family. A tumor removal surgery on his spine took an even bigger toll on him. Barely able to walk from nerve damage, the Master Sergeant had never even made the trip upstairs in the family's Rineyville, Kentucky home. But when Jeremiah got assistance to travel the stairs on Monday, he couldn't believe his eyes.

9:Darkest Day: We were there two years ago when the word started to spread. Now, one Kentucky town is preparing to be the spotlight of the world, as the skies overhead will turn completely dark. Today at 11 p.m. on WAVE 3 News, we re-visit Kentucky's "Ground Zero," where a total solar eclipse is expected to take place.

10: Concert: Another major performer is headed to Louisville's KFC Yum! Center. Grammy Award-winner James Taylor and his All-Star Band will perform on Friday, November 7 for what's being billed as "one intimate and memorable night." Taylor has touched audiences for more than 40 years with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar playing. He has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002.

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