Students still out of class

By CHARLES PEARL State Journal Staff Writer Published:

The temperature in Frankfort was a frosty 3 degrees at 6:40 a.m. today and county schools are closed for the second consecutive day.

Frankfort Independent Schools, Good Shepherd School, Capital Day School and Frankfort Christian Academy are open on regular schedule after being closed Thursday. Kentucky State University, on a two-hour delay Thursday, is back on regular schedule today.

Wayne Dominick, communications coordinator for Franklin County Public Schools, said the county road conditions and the harsh cold were the reasons for closing county schools today. School buses drivers would have to go slower, causing students to have to wait longer in the cold at bus stops, Dominick said.

The Franklin County High School at Western Hills High School boys and girls doubleheader basketball game will be played tonight since the teams don't have to travel out of town, Dominick said.

At 8 a.m. today, County Road Superintendent Randy Thompson said county roads are 75 percent clear.

For more on this story, see today's State Journal.

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