Schedule Changes Possible For Anticipated South Central KY Events

"If it becomes too dangerous, either here or at any of the regional campuses, we will have to cancel classes." -WKU Director of Medial Relations, Bob Skipper

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The campus of WKU is preparing for finals week that's just around the corner, but it's also making preps for the icy precipitation that may leave students unable to climb the hill.

"We'll do what we can to make the campus accessible, but if it becomes too dangerous either here or at any of the regional campuses, we will have to cancel classes. We put the safety of our student, faculty, and staff first." said WKU Director of Media Relations, Bob Skipper.

Classes aren't the only thing expected to be affected by the weather this weekend. WKU is also hosting the Kentucky High School Football State Championships, Friday and Saturday. The attendance is expected to be up near 30,000 people, meaning the Commissioner of the KHSAA has a big decision on his hands.

"Tomorrow night (Friday) is a little bit of a concern. The teams that are coming in, it would be great if we could guarantee to their communities, we know when they're going to play or we know exactly when. We don't really know. We've just got to continue to monitor Kentucky Emergency Management and all of the weather outlets that we have."

Commissioner Julian Tackett also added that there is a possibility of games being played on Sunday if weather becomes a factor. Those games have some extra meaning, since one of them will feature the Bowling Green Purples battling for the title on Saturday night. Another event just as big to the area is the Holiday Bash; and preparations haven't slowed despite the forecast. Once freezing temperatures hit however, officials with the event say they'll err on the side of caution.

"Everyone has been so gracious to say we will work with you and we can do the event at a different time, if we have an ice storm, or state of emergency. At that point we would do something different." stated Paula Kirby.

Each group says unless conditions get dangerous, things will go on as planned and on schedule. Each organization also said they plan to continually update the status of their events on social media throughout the day Friday.


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