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Unseasonably warm weather has some EKU students feeling the heat

Not everyone is enjoying the unseasonably warm weather we've been having this week.

Students on the EKU campus in Richmond are having to sweat it out, literally.

EKU uses a coal-fired heating plant to keep all the buildings warm during the winter.

EKU officials say it takes up to four days to transition from heat to air conditioning.

Once that's done, there's no going back until fall.

So we're told the heat will stay on until EKU officials are sure the cold weather is gone for the season.

"We have to make a very calculated determination on when the best time to make that transition is, and there's never a great time," EKU Director of Facility Services Rich Middleton said.

"It's not the worst thing," EKU student Cameron Bailey said of the heat. "But it's pretty terrible just being hot all the time. It's an uncomfortable feeling."

Students say some of their classes have been ending early each day because classrooms are too hot.


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