Darren Doyle, story and photo:
Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon has declared a state of emergency in Edmonson County as a result of the winter storm that hit the county over the last two days. This allows multiple agencies to work together through what would normally be considered the "red tape" of government.
All county and state offices are closed until further notice.
"Please don't be out on the roads if it's not an absolute necessity," Judge Cannon said. "We have county road crews working around the clock working on the roadways but workers and equipment are struggling to keep up with the bitter cold and icy conditions. Our crews are doing the absolute best they can so we ask that you have patience while they work through these conditions."
State crews are working just as hard on state roadways all over the region. KSP reported multiple collisions last night and today on I-65 and the surrounding area. Multiple lanes of traffic were closed for a period of time as a result of the crashes.
Most areas of the county saw around an inch of ice yesterday plus another 2-3 inches of snow last night. Temps dipped down to single digits this morning with below-zero wind chills. Another round of winter winter is possible for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.