LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Here are 10 things Kentuckiana will be talking about today:
1: Storms: You'll need the umbrella again today with a few showers likely and a chance of storms, but it won't be a washout. We don't expect severe storms, but some areas could receive heavy downpours and minor flooding could occur in a few locations. The rain tapers off tonight, and we only have a slight chance of an isolated storm tomorrow with warmer temperatures and more sunshine.
2: Budget: Louisville Metro Police have paid about $600,000 in additional overtime to have more officers patrolling downtown after the mob violence in late March. It's a major factor to the department blowing past its overtime budget by about $1 million for the year that ends June 30, LMPD Chief Steve Conrad said.
3: Lunch: As Jefferson County Public Schools leaders planned to vote on a measure that would provide free lunch for all students next fall, students throughout the district enjoyed free meals Tuesday. This summer, several dozen JCPS schools began serving breakfast and lunch free of charge as part of the district's Summer Food Service program.
4: Shooting: Louisville Metro Police have named a suspect in for the shooting of a man who was driving on the Gene Snyder Freeway. The shooting happened June 7 as the man was driving west on the Snyder near Smyrna Parkway. He was wounded in the arm and upper torso by the bullet that came through the passenger side door. Two children in the back seat were not injured.
5: Miss Indiana: She didn't walk away with the crown but Miss Indiana has people talking after her appearance at the Miss USA Pageant Sunday night. Within minutes of Mekayla Diehl's first appearance on the stage social media lit up with comments about her figure. The comments were not negative, but rather how normal and healthy her body looked.
6: Wounded Warriors: Don't you wish your summer was like your children's? A whole world of possibilities opens up for so many kids with camps teaching everything from sewing to space exploration. This week in Louisville, 20 kids from all over the country are learning life lessons from a group of American military members. Softball camps are as big a part of summer as swimming and sunshine. But along with swinging and catching, the kids are learning something more. The coaches are members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team.
7: Extreme Park: June 11 will mark two years since a 15-year-old Mount Washington boy was hit and killed while riding his dirt bike. Since the accident Prescott Goodman's mother has turned this tragedy into a mission working to get Bullitt County a bike and skate park. Three acres of land, located on Waterford Road off of Bardstown Road in Mount Washington, were donated to the nonprofit organization Bikes with Wings started by Goodman's mother, Chrystal O'Bryan, after his death. O'Bryan has worked to bring an extreme park to Bullitt County where children and teens can ride and skate in a safe environment.
8: Animal Abuse: A Border Collier, shot in the face, has died. The Arrow Fund said that Lad's health took a turn for the worst after he became dependent on a ventilator to breath and threw up another blood clot. Lad was taken to the hospital in February and had several surgeries to fix his jaw. In a Facebook post, The Arrow Fund thanked everyone for their support and said Lad felt the love sent to him.
9: Happening Today: The Cards are heading to Omaha to compete in the College World Series for the second year in a row. Louisville takes on Vanderbilt Saturday night at 8:00. UofL knocked Vanderbilt out of their own super regional last year in Nashville so the team may be looking to settle the score.
10: Bruno Mars: The Muhammad Ali Center has announced Grammy Award winning artist Bruno Mars will headline CONGO14 in Louisville. CONGO14 is an international, not-for-profit festival taking place simultaneously in Africa and America. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the legendary ‘Rumble in the Jungle' boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, the event is a music, sporting and cultural festival that promotes Ali's core values to a new generation.
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