Christmas at Shakertown events at South Union Shaker Village WILL take place as scheduled Friday night and Saturday.
WKU Bowling Green cancelling classes after 3:00pm today. Campus will remain open.
WKU Glasgow campus closing today at 3:00pm.
Auburn Christmas parade canceled.
Mammoth Cave National Park has closed cave tours, the visitor center, Mammoth Cave Hotel, Green River Ferry and some park roads.
WKU Owensboro campus closed Saturday.
WKU Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox will close at 1:00pm ET today and will be closed Saturday.
Abraham Lincoln birthplace will be closing today at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
The Bowling Green Christmas Parade scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Sunday, Dec.15 at 2:00pm.
The Bowling Green Junior Woman's Club has postponed the Coats for Kids distribution day that was scheduled for Saturday morning. The new date for the Coats for Kids Community Distribution will be Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Hot Rods Stadium from 9am to 12pm.
Christmas in Kentucky at the KY Museum is canceled.
The Team Penning event scheduled for the WKU Expo Center Saturday has been canceled.
This is not a comprehensive list of closings and cancellations, only those of which WKU Public Radio has been made aware. Check back for further announcements.
Class 3A Final, Belfry 3, Wayne County 0. Mayfield defeated Williamsburg 42-0 in Friday's 1A championship game.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association has announced changes to this weekend's high school football championship games. One of the games affected is the 5A matchup between Bowling Green and Pulaski County.
Here is the new schedule: (all times Central Time):
Saturday, 12/7, 11 am - Class 2A- DeSales vs. Newport Central Catholic (as scheduled)
Saturday, 12/7, 2 pm - Class 4A- Collins vs. Highlands
Saturday, 12/7, 5 pm - Class 6A- Meade County vs. Scott County
Sunday, 12/8, 2 pm - Class 5A- Bowling Green vs. Pulaski County
The WKU-Owensboro campus is closing Friday at 9:30 am due to the winter weather moving through the region. A decision about Saturday classes will be made later in the day.
The latest on WKU campus closings can be found here and at www.wku.edu.
The WKU Symphony has re-scheduled Friday night's Holiday Pops concert to next Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm in Van Meter Auditorium. The Symphony will honor all tickets that were purchased for this evening's performance.
A wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow is set to make its way across the WKU Public Radio listening area Friday.
Temperatures are expected to dip below the freezing point Friday afternoon, something that could potentially cause dangerous driving conditions throughout the region.
The northwestern Kentucky and southern Indiana portions of our listening area are under a winter storm warning until 6 pm Friday evening. The National Weather Service predicts ice accumulations will range from one-tenth to one-quarter inch in those regions.
The central and southern Kentucky counties in our region are under a winter weather advisory until 1 am eastern time Saturday. The transition to freezing rain Friday could create ice accumulations from one-tenth to one-quarter inch.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet issued the following advisory Friday morning:
"We have sleet hitting Union and Henderson counties at this hour. Crews in those counties are spreading salt and calcium choloride. Roadways are partially covered and slushy where they have been treated through the night.
Opponents of a proposed natural gas liquids pipeline Thursday filed a lawsuit hoping to clarify whether eminent domain could be used for the project.
The Bluegrass Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids from drilling operations in the Northeast to processing plants on the Gulf of Mexico. For the past few months, pipeline company representatives have been approaching landowners, trying to purchase easements for the project. But while the company says it believes it has the power to condemn property if necessary, Kentucky legal experts have disagreed.
Penny Greathouse is a board member of Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, the group that filed the lawsuit. She says the uncertainty is a problem for landowners considering whether to sign contracts with the pipeline company.
“I feel like there’s a lot of easements that have been signed because the person themselves have felt like they would rather be on the top end as opposed to on the lower end and they feel like they don’t know if [Williams] can take their property or not, so they’re just going to go ahead and sign, just to be done with it.”
By filing the lawsuit, the pipeline’s opponents are hoping to find out the court’s interpretation of the law before a landowner ends up in court over the matter. They’re hoping for a decision in January.
A national retailer for hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear will open a store in Bowling Green in 2014. Cabela's will build a 42,000-square-foot store, making it the second in Kentucky, joining one in Louisville.
Communications Specialist Wes Remmer told WKU Public Radio that the Cabela’s Outpost store will be among the company's smallest.
“The Outposts are about 40,000 square feet, whereas, some of our other retail locations can range up to 250,000 square feet," explains Remmer. "The Outposts are a way to get into those smaller markets.”
Cabela’s will open the Bowling Green store next fall and employ about 90 full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers.
Cabela's Outpost will be located at the intersection of Scottsville Road and Ken Bale Boulevard.
The approaching winter weather in Kentucky should cause concern for motorists. The forecast calls for a wintry mix of precipitation late Thursday through Friday.
Kentucky Transportation Department Spokesman Keith Todd says crews were not able to pre-treat the roadways, which will make for hazardous driving conditions.
“Anytime there’s rain and we pre-treat, the rain just washes the pre-treating material off the roadway, so we’re not going to be able to pre-treat," explains Todd. "We always like to do that when we can because that puts us out ahead of the storm and gives us a head start.”
Todd says it appears the weather system will arrive a few hours earlier than expected. Sleet and freezing rain is expected in far western Kentucky Thursday afternoon and will spread eastward in the evening.
Road conditions throughout the state are posted online at 511.ky.gov.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association says it’s monitoring the weather situation related to the six football championship games being played Friday and Saturday at LT Smith Stadium in Bowling Green.
A cold front is expected to hit the area Friday, with snow, sleet, and ice possible.
At this point, the KHSAA says its schedule remains the same, with game being played at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm central time each day.
However, the group says a final determination will be made Friday morning concerning the evening game and the three Saturday contests.
Here is the current schedule for the six title games (all times central):
Friday, Dec. 6
11:00 am: Mayfield (13-1) vs. Williamsburg (11-2) in Class 1A championship
3:00 pm: Wayne County (13-0) vs. Belfry (13-1) in Class 3A championship
7:00 pm: Meade County (12-2) vs. Scott County (14-0) in Class 5A championship
Saturday, Dec. 7
11:00 am: DeSales (13-1) vs. Newport Catholic Central (10-4) in Class 2A championship
3:00 pm: Collins (12-2) vs. Ft. Thomas Highlands (13-1) in Class 4A championship
7:00 pm: Bowling Green (13-0) vs. Pulaski County (14-0) in Class 5A championship