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Regional
7:52 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Snow, Ice Leads to Several Monday Closures

Credit Mammoth Cave National Park

Update: 9:36 a.m.

Legislators in Frankfort also have the day off Monday.  The Kentucky House and Senate will not convene because of the inclement weather.  They're set to meet again Tuesday afternoon.

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Several local school districts along with all WKU campuses are closed Monday because of the snow and ice that moved into the area on Sunday.  

Also, Mammoth Cave National Park says all roads and facilities are closed Monday. The park tweeted this photo taken by one of its park rangers. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews put down salt and calcium on Sunday afternoon and crews continue efforts to clear roadways today with snow plows. 

Warren County officials say they've responded to several accidents this morning. 

Stay with WKU Public Radio, on air and online throughout the day for the latest weather updates. 

Regional
8:13 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

All WKU Campuses Closed Monday Due to Winter Weather

WKU released the following statement Sunday:

ALL WKU campuses will be closed Monday, March 3. Essential dining and facilities personnel should report to work, but all other operations will be closed. If you must travel, please use caution. Follow the latest updates on www.wku.edu and on official social media platforms.

Regional
9:47 am
Sun March 2, 2014

Winter Storm Moving Into Kentucky Sunday, Bringing Snow, Ice, and Sleet

Much of our region is under a winter storm warning from Sunday afternoon through Monday at noon.
Credit NWS

The winter storm moving into and through Kentucky Sunday is expected to bring rain, sleet, and ice.

A winter storm warning in effect for much of the region, lasting from 3 pm central Sunday through noon Monday.

One to three inches of snow is predicted by the National Weather Service, along with four tenths to three quarters of an inch of ice accumulation. Travel could became dangerous at times, with tree damage and power outages likely.

The Kentucky State Police issued the following advisory to motorists on Sunday:

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Sports
2:11 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

WKU Goes for Win #20 Saturday Against UT-Arlington

WKU's leading scorer is T.J. Price, who is averaging 15.5 points a game.
Credit WKU Athletics Media Relations

The WKU men’s basketball team heads into the weekend on the verge of another 20-win season.

The Hilltoppers are traveling to the Lone Star State in search of another Sun Belt conference victory. WKU will enter Saturday night’s game against UT-Arlington with a 19-9 record, with 11 wins and four losses in the Sun Belt Conference.

You can read more about the UT-Arlington game at WKU Sports.

The Hilltoppers are in second place in the Sun Belt, behind only Georgia State.

WKU hopes to continue the momentum from Thursday's win over Texas State, which saw the Tops rally from a 12 point deficit and win by one. The team's final home game is next Thursday against Sun Belt foe Louisiana-Lafayette.

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Regional
2:46 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

KSP Says Kentucky Speedway Owes Thousands for Security Detail

The Kentucky Speedway allegedly owes the KSP nearly $300,000.
Credit Kentucky Speedway

The State Police has a message for a speedway in northern Kentucky: pay up.

KSP officials say the Kentucky Speedway owes nearly $300,000 for security provided at several major races

Records obtained through a Kentucky Open Records Act by the Courier-Journal show that—since at least summer--the KSP has been sending the speedway emails and letters requesting reimbursement. A letter sent in late December stated that the Kentucky Speedway owed a little over $299,000, and requested payment by mid-January.

KSP commander Rodney Brewer told the paper there hasn’t been any response to the letters or recent phone calls that were placed to the speedway. Brewer says he’s never before been in a position where someone with a contractual obligation with state police refused to pay.

The KSP commander says the money is owed under agreements the agency has with the speedway to provide uniformed troopers for security at events on speedway property.

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