Thursday, October 17, 2013
Done deal with damage
People can do business with all federal government agencies, or visit national parks and monuments today after Congress passed and the president signed temporary funding and borrowing measures. But the dispute hasn't been without cost. Standard & Poor's estimates the shutdown has taken $24 billion out of the economy. And the debate is likely to regenerate in a couple of months as new deadlines loom. Area lawmakers react on Sunrise.
The deal that avoided a U.S. default and ended a partial government shutdown is being welcomed globally but warnings also continue about the temporary nature of the agreement. The International Monetary Fund is appealing to Washington today for more stable management of the nation's finances. Asian stock markets gained ground on news of the agreement.
Henderson power outage
Henderson Municipal Power & Light has scheduled an outage for parts of the Frontier Village subdivision. The area of Osage Drive, a few homes on Gaslight Drive, as well as, a few homes on Briarcliff Trail will be affected by the outage from about 9:00 until noon today. We'll tell you why the power will be off on Sunrise.
It's time for the Grey Lady Ghost Tours at Willard Library. Nicole is live with the details.
There's a Vet appreciation event today in Owensboro. Emily has is live with the story.
And thanks to you, our 14 News Facebook page now has 75,000 fans! we'll talk about it on Sunrise.
Cool, rain & maybe sun
A weak upper level trough to our west will move our way early this morning, bringing cloudy skies and a few isolated showers into Thursday morning. Temperatures will remain cool for this time of year with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s through the extended. We'll have another small chance for rain late Friday and early Saturday with another weak system diving our way. Byron has the 14 First Alert forecast.
See you on Sunrise.