Warming center, sheriff's office helping Bourbon Co. beat cold

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BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Bourbon County leaders are offering two solutions to the recent cold weather, a warming center at the fairgrounds and the sheriff's office is offering rides.

"Any of the folks that may need transport to the hospital, their cars won't start for whatever reason, dialysis, pick up medicine or anything like that," said Sheriff Mark Matthews.

The sheriff saw similar programs in neighboring counties and wanted to bring it to Bourbon county.

"This is another aspect of serving the public," explained Matthews.

He says it won't be a taxi service. They'll help people on a case by case basis.

Judge-Executive Donnie Foley turned the Legion Hall at the county fairgrounds into a warming center. It'll be open 24 hours by demand.

"We are equipped for a crowd if needed," said Foley.

Blankets and gloves are waiting for anyone that gets cold this winter. He says everyone is invited.

"We'll assist in any way," said Foley.

If you need a transport by the sheriff's office, call the office during business hours or Paris Dispatch at (859) 987-2100 ext. 1.

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