Frigid temps, some snowfall closes one-third of Kentucky districts, more than a dozen others open on delayed schedules Thursday...

KSBA eNews Service, Frankfort, Jan. 8, 2015

First major winter event of 2015 shutters nearly 60 Kentucky school systems
Staff report

Arctic temperatures that have closed schools from Wisconsin to Alabama this week have meant the first “snow day” of the new year for about one in three Kentucky school systems.

Based on district notices to news media outlets tracked by KSBA, a total of 59 districts called off classes today. Some actions were based on a late Wednesday snowfall in the eastern portion of the state, while others were tied to single digit temperatures and sub-zero wind child factors. Snow added to the problems for some districts in the southeast section of the Commonwealth.

At least another dozen districts operated on a one to two hour delay for the school day.

Most of the closings included districts from the Ashland region down to the Pikeville area, although a number of districts in central Kentucky – along the I-75 corridor – also closed, including Fayette County.

Jefferson County Public Schools opened on the regular schedule today with few problems, according to Louisville media reports.

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