LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:
This morning you need the heavier coat as colder temperatures settle in. Thick clouds this morning are bringing a light mist to the area and a potential for freezing drizzle that could put a few slick spots on bridges and overpasses. The clouds will begin to break apart during the afternoon, so some sunshine will return later today, but temperatures will remain in the 30s. Clouds return tomorrow with a chance of flurries and sprinkles.
Several cities in Kentucky are already doing so, and another may soon be added to the list. But there were more questions than answers during a meeting in Jeffersontown Tuesday evening. "I know the main thing that we all want, and you do too Chief, is we want to get it right," Councilman Brian Adams told Jeffersontown Police Chief Rick Sanders. The city is thinking about getting the cameras. "I don't think we are going to have anything like Ferguson or New York here in Jeffersontown, but I'm sure Ferguson didn't think it would happen there either until it happened, so I want to be proactive and be ahead of it," Councilmember Ray Perkins said.
'I can't breathe':
"Hands up, don't shoot!" "I can't breathe!" From the political arena to sports arenas and even classrooms, they are two slogans that have gained widespread popularity as people across the country protest the deaths of unarmed citizens at the hands of police. While the first amendment protects freedom of speech against government, controversy continues to mount over freedom of expression while at work. "If I had a shirt that said, '9/11, fight for our country,' would you tell me to take that off?"
Concerns of religious discrimination in hiring led Kentucky tourism officials to pull the plug on tax incentives for the Ark Park. Despite that, billboards started popping up around the state last week. Sixteen have appeared, including some in Louisville along Interstate 65, and Tuesday a video board debuted in New York's Time Square stating:
Louisville Metro leaders are betting that people will ditch their cars and rent bikes downtown. This year's city budget includes funding for a bike-sharing program, and officials anticipate that the federal government will contribute money toward a new system in time for a 2015 launch. City officials unveiled the initial plans Tuesday,
in Old Louisville, and around the University of Louisville's Belknap campus.
The attack left 141 people dead, most of them school children. Ambulances and police rushed to the military school after Taliban gunmen stormed the compound. Class by class the attackers shot some children one by one, while they beat others. Most of the people killed are ages 5 to 15 years old. The school attack has shocked the whole world and certainly within Pakistan. In Kentuckiana, Pakistani-American's woke up to the horrific news. More than 11,000 miles away from Pakistan, the pain is very real to Louisville resident, Dr. Ajmal Bangash. "Smallest of the small kids the babies in uniform and they have blood on their bodies," said Dr. Bangash. "it affects me. This was wrong. They were murdered. Most of them were shot in the head." Dr. Bangash says a 16 and 17 year old who were killed were his distant family members.
Each year, we hear about a few generous souls who drop gold coins into the Salvation Army red kettles across the country. In Louisville, there was a twist as items crafted with gold, but holding much more emotional significance were donated. In the middle of all the hustle and bustle of making sure
Amazon is giving the gift of more time to procrastinating holiday shoppers. The company is extending its free shipping deadline to Dec. 19 and promising the packages will reach their destinations in time for Christmas. Need even more time? Amazon Prime members, who pay a $99 fee each year, can ship their last-minute gifts as late at Dec. 22.
Testing is under way on the type of guardrail that lines hundreds of miles of interstates in Kentucky and Indiana. One linked to people getting hurt or even killed in several states. Although none of those happened Kentucky and Indiana, Kentucky is among dozens of states that have now suspended installing more of these types of guardrail over allegations the manufacturer made secret and dangerous modifications has caused it to impale drivers during a crash. The tests Tuesday at a facility in San Antonio, Texas were ordered by the federal government to determine whether the Trinity ET-Plus guardrail should be pulled off American highways, including those in Kentucky and Indiana. This, amid allegations Trinity Industries made a secret, money saving, one inch modification to the end terminal of the ET-Plus that can cause the guardrail to malfunction in a crash, piercing the cabin, slicing off limbs or even killing the driver.
Ann Marie's Bacon Bar recently opened on Taylorsville Road. On Tuesday, the restaurant was so busy they had to close early because they didn't have enough food. The owner said it's been a hectic but good first week. "This is a dream come true," said owner Ann Marie Dunlap, who added that opening a restaurant centered around bacon is something she wanted to bring to Louisville for years. "There are so many other bacon restaurants, there's one in Vegas, Chicago, New York," said Dunlap.
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