Darren Doyle, story:
Several local offices and various businesses have scheduled to close for both the upcoming Christmas weekend as well as for potential hazardous weather, which is in the forecast for Thursday night and Friday.
All county offices, including the Judge-Executive, courthouse, PVA, Circuit Court Clerk, and Sheriff's Office will be closed for business on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, December 23rd - 26th for the Christmas holiday.
Some local businesses are closing on Friday in anticipation of wintry weather, which include the Bank of Edmonson County.
“In anticipation of the winter storm declared as a state of emergency for Kentucky, we are closing on Friday for the safety of our employees and customers," said Bank CEO Michelle Coleman. "We will be open from 8 AM through 4 PM at all locations Thursday December 22nd and then will be closed until Tuesday, December 27th in observance of Christmas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and urge our customers to get all transactions completed Thursday or through our mobile app/ATM network. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
Sheriff James Vincent advised people to stay inside on Friday.
"Stay inside unless it's an emergency because of the wind chills and cold temps," he said.
Friday's Caveland Classic games have been canceled by Edmonson County High School as a precaution, with several teams traveling long distances on Thursday and Friday.
Flint Ridge, Dennison Ferry, Joppa Ride, and Houchins Ferry Roads in Mammoth Cave National Park will be closed at 3:30 pm CST on Thursday, December 22nd in anticipation of winter weather. The secondary roads will remain closed until park crews determine they are safe to reopen for public use.
Meteorologist Landon Hampton of wxornotbg, said the county can expect anywhere from a dusting up to two inches of snow or more.
"Snow will be more of a nuisance; bitter cold will be the biggest concern," he said. "Temps will be right at or below zero by sunrise Friday with 30-50mph northwest winds that will produce -10 to -25 degree wind chill."
Stay connected as we will do a video ride-along interview with KSP Trooper Daniel Priddy on Thursday morning to discuss upcoming weather and driving safety tips.