Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, August 27 - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

Sunrise to Go: Wednesday, August 27

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

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

2: Wage: As soon as next week, three Metro Council Democrats will roll out their plan to raise Louisville's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The controversial proposal will move forward after Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell said no Kentucky law stops Metro Council from raising Louisville's minimum wage above the rest of the state.

3: Firehouse: For the past three weeks life in the town of Glendale has continued as usual, except there remains a feeling of emptiness at the firehouse."There's a hole here that will never, ever be filled. No one will ever take Jonathan's place," said Andy Perry, a Glendale firefighter. But now for the first time since Jonathan French died a familiar sound has returned to the firehouse. A fire engine is on loan from the Elizabethtown Fire Department taking the place of Glendale's own engine that was damaged from the crash.

4: Grimes: Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. Albright was the first woman to become Secretary of State when former President Bill Clinton appointed her in 1997. She also served on former President Jimmy Carter's National Security Council.

5: McConnell: Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races. McConnell's campaign confirmed Tuesday that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will visit Lexington on Oct. 2. Kentucky native and Alliance Resource Partners CEO Joe Craft will host the event along with his fiancee, Kelly Knight, a former Bush administration appointee.

6: Senate: The two candidates for U.S. Senate in Kentucky blasted each other at the Red, White, and Blue Picnic in Owensboro Tuesday while hundreds braced the 100-degree heat index for a chance to see and hear from them in person. In a rare joint appearance, Alison Lundergan-Grimes and Mitch McConnell were given the stage for five minutes each, to speak directly and forcibly to voters.

7: Instruments: It was called Frost Middle School, one of Jefferson County's most low performing schools, but that all is gone. In its place is the new Robert Frost 6th Grade Academy. Robert Frost has some of the same issues as its predecessor: 90% of its children are on free or reduced lunch, but the feeling as you walk through the halls is optimistic that with new programs, and the community's help, this school can be turned around. For the first time this year, music is part of the curriculum for students at Robert Frost 6th Grade Academy.

8: Building: If you live in Southern Indiana chances are you're probably familiar with a building that's been around for more than 130 years. The Old Culbertson Tavern in New Albany may ring a bell. It was a hot spot back in the day, it was also a grocery store at one point. Now, the building may be coming down.

9:Darkest Day: A crowd of roughly 100,000 people is expected to descend on Kentucky in three years when what's normally a once-in-a-lifetime event takes place: a total solar eclipse. The moon will pass directly in front of the sun, casting a shadow on Earth.

10: ACC: The University of Louisville has announced exciting festivities to kick off the ACC Opening Weekend that will culminate with the football team opening ACC play at home on Sept. 1 against Miami at 8 p.m. on ESPN. The activities begins on Wednesday, Aug. 27 with the Opening Weekend Kickoff Party at Captain's Quarters at 7:30 p.m.

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