Dozens Of Districts Call Off School On Friday

Sub-zero temperatures are not only uncomfortable, they can also be dangerous.

That has superintendents across the state calling off school for Friday, in anticipation of a frigid morning.

Forecasters are calling for temperatures below zero.. When the mercury falls that low, there is a risk for frost bite and other expose-related problems.

Many schools were shut on Thursday for the cold, but the list continues to grow for Friday closures.

Some of the biggest districts in the state, including Fayette and Madison counties have already made that call.

Stay tuned to 27 NEWSFIRST and wkyt.com for the latest on closures and delays.


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  • by mom Location: ky on Jan 20, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    DUH!!! I used to live in Indiana!! We went to school with neg. temps all of the time. My kids still can't figure out why they have so many snow says here. Why do a lot of schools close for the day? What happen to 2 hr delays?
  • by Tami Location: Kentucky on Jan 19, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    Why do these morons insist on comparing Kentucky to Alaska, please people. We are not prepared for such temps. Please tell me what happens when these kids get to school and there is an emergency evacuation. Where do they go, outside in the cold for a while. It would take some time to get the busses and/or parents to the school to get these kids out of the weather. Not only that, what about the kids that must stand in these temp fro EXTENDED periods, not everyone lives right at the bus stop.
  • by Hillbilly Location: Pathfork/Black Bottom Road on Jan 19, 2009 at 04:58 PM
    Well I am glad they called off school Friday. My son is able to stay in the house until the bus pulls up but my neice isn't that lucky; she is only 7 and has to wait on the bus anywhere from 15 to 30 mins because they live behind a train yard and have to leave 15 minutes before the bus schedule so she does not get blocked by the trains and then half of the time the bus is late. However, I think all ball games, dances, home comings etc; should have been closed as well.
  • by BLACKSHEEP Location: EVERYWHERE on Jan 19, 2009 at 05:08 AM
    HEY !!!!!..JUST WAIT UNTIL SUMMER(MAY AND JUNE) THEY'LL CALL SCHOOL OFF BECAUSE IT'S TO HOT!!!! WHY NOT DONT WANT THEM TO HAVE OR GET HEAT RELATED INJURIES. I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE TAN MAN...NO SCHOOL NO SPORTS WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE SPORTS PRACTICES AS WELL.....
  • by Mom Location: Pike on Jan 18, 2009 at 08:46 PM
    Well I for one was glad they called ours off. We was suspose to been off anyways but was going to go and use it for a make up day! But my husband went out of our holler around 11am to go to work and they was a garbage truck in the ditch trying to pick up garbage. I am so happy that wasn't me taking the children to school.
  • by grumpy on Jan 18, 2009 at 03:39 AM
    larry I went over that 3 mile route my dad walked every day in rain sleet snow and the teacher had a horse and buggy it was about 1/2 mile
  • by WOW Location: KY. on Jan 16, 2009 at 08:33 PM
    Larry & Steve - you both sound so stupid. I am glad that school was called off in most places. The kids should be first priority. That is why so many quit school back then , because they had to walk so far. If you dad was alive he might be glad that kids today don't have to go through what he had to. If you don't have kids you shouldn't even comment. Because if you love them you always want them to have it better than you did.
  • by Elwood Location: Lexington on Jan 16, 2009 at 06:30 PM
    Man, talk about a bunch of WHINERS! Larry, thanks for introducing a little common sense.
  • by Sherry Location: Mt. Sterling on Jan 16, 2009 at 04:48 PM
    Larry in Frankfort shut up please already. It wasn't the temperture that kept them home from school today it was the windchill which was -13 around 5:00 this morning. I don't think we live in Alaska anyway. Back in December the windchill wasn't -13 below. You and your buddy needs to get a life.
  • by steve Location: irvine on Jan 16, 2009 at 04:34 PM
    Called off? This would be so funny if my dad was still alive he would laugh till he was pink my dad walked out of these old hollows in snow and went to school people has turned into a bunch of wusses .
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