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Kentucky House Cancels Session Until Feb. 23

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Recognizing the combination of record cold temperatures and the near-record snowfall this week, the leaders of the Kentucky House of Representatives announced on Wednesday that the House would not meet for the remainder of this week. 

They will re-convene at 4 p.m. on Monday.    

“Several members have expressed concern about leaving their families in these conditions, and major highways like I-65 have seen closures because of accidents,” House Speaker Greg Stumbo said.  “Therefore, we think it is more prudent to be safe than sorry.”

Speaker Stumbo said it would be up to the individual committee chairmen to decide whether to meet prior to the legislative session on Monday, but “the other leaders and I do not recommend any meetings before we gavel in.”

He added that, at this time, they do not expect this decision to alter the session calendar. 

“We have more than enough time to complete the work before us,” he said.

(story provided by the Office of the Kentucky House Speaker)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."