Six things to know – 5/18/16
Here are six things to know for today.
The Red Cross estimates nearly 200 families could be buried underneath mudslides in Sri Lanka. This after flash flooding killed at least 16 people on Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders is considering asking for a recount in Kentucky. This after he and Hillary Clinton came in a virtual tie for the state’s Democratic presidential primary. Right now, Clinton has the lead 47 to 46 percent.
Thirty-one athletes set to compete at the 2016 Rio games could be banned before they even start. This after the International Olympic Committee said they are investigating doping claims from the 2008 Beijing games.
An eight person committee in Mayfield, Kentucky is working to determine how to distribute donations to tornado victims. They’ve raised more than $80,000 so far.
Speed limits on two major highways are going up. The speed limit on the Highway 641 four lane from the Purchase Parkway to Murray, Kentucky and the Highway 45 four lane connecting Mayfield and Paducah are going up to 65 miles per hour.
Get ready to get wet. The Carbondale Super Splash Park is opening today. The fire department will help the park district fill it up with water this morning at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited to join in.