Kentucky In Deep Freeze

A December deep freeze takes grip of Kentucky and much of the country. To say it's cold outside is the understatement of the day.

It is one of those days you can't put on enough layers to keep warm. On Monday morning, the mercury bottomed out at three degrees.

Also on Monday morning, it was actually warmer in Anchorage and Barrow, Alaska than in Lexington.

Last minute Christmas shoppers were seen scurrying from their cars into stores, trying to reduce their time out in the cold.

Many people are cranking up the heat, trying to stay warm.

East Kentucky Power reports usage was up Monday in the 87 counties it serves, but we didn't break any records.

Power company officials say that's partly because schools are out of session for the Christmas break.

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