Boyle officials draw on 2009 storm in weather preps

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BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) Schools closed early and emergency officials began planning for what could be an interesting weekend in Boyle County.

That area was hit hard by an ice storm four years ago and officials there say lessons learned then could be put to good use over the next several days.

It's been raining off and on all day in Boyle County, but the concern there is what may come much later and how many rounds of weather this community will experience.

At 12:30 cold rain was pouring down and kids were sent home early.

"Well it's probably alright because it's going to get bad after while."

Parents and grandparents we spoke to say they didn't mind the minor inconvenience of the early release.

Chuck Hinkle of Danville says, "It wasn't none at all, I was sitting at home watching the weather."

Across town emergency officials were busy taking phone calls from concerned citizens as they lay the ground work for an emergency response plan.

Monty Wilkerson of Danville says, "The weather is what it is, there's nothing you can do about it."

Boyle County has been through this rodeo before.

In 2009, the 4th street station was used as an emergency operations center during that year's ice storm and if the weather creates another event like that, the station will become the county's EOC again.

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