Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:51:51 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a former Highlands Middle School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at the school is now facing brand new charges stemming from newly uncovered illegal relationshipMore >>
Police say a teacher is facing new charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:42:41 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.The Jennings County Sheriff's Department says the 12-year-old was not responsiveMore >>
Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.More >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rain halts repairs on Interstate 65 but doesn't stop a music festival from drawing thousands to the water front. The afternoon's heavy rains were welcome, but untimely.
Thanks to the rain, the words of the day, here at the Forecastle Music Festival, on I-65, and elsewhere in town, were delay and adapt.
For a time today, the only sound coming from the Forecastle Festival was the rhythm of the rain. The storm caused organizers to push back the start for an hour-and-a-half.
"Rain is fine. Heavy rain is fine for the most part. The big concern is lightning, high winds. You know, anything that could pose a danger to any of our patrons," said Holly Weyler of the Forecastle Festival.
But when the gates opened, the fans poured in, not concerned about a possible flood fest.
"Rain or shine, the music's playing right? Let's go. Weather is no concern to you then? No. Not alt all. Actually, it's cooled it off and kept the sun in, it's even better. You can't ask for anything more than that."
But the biggest event, so to speak, that was affected by the rain. The construction work on I-65 North. Crews had finished work up to Arthur Street, near the U of L campus, when the rain made them park their pavers.
Construction resumes at 3:00 Sunday morning, and transportation officials still say it should be finished by Monday morning rush hour.
While Monday commuters may not be singing the blues, they were at the Water Tower. But for these folks, that was a good thing. The Blues and Barbecue festival was delayed one hour by the rain, but the show did go on.
"So, we'll just take it as it rolls. That's one of the things about doing outdoor festivals that you have to experience and go through these things. And you just take whatever is thrown at you. That's how you handle it," said festival organizer Jennifer Washle.
At Forecastle Festival, the delay means some acts will be shortened. But organizers did get permission from the city to extend the event for a half-hour, until 12:30 AM.