Look out western Kentucky. It's about to be very cold. Temperatures could drop as low as zero degrees Wednesday night or Thursday morning. That is unusually low for this week of the winter in western Kentucky, though it could be worse; zero is 15 degrees warmer than the region's lowest recorded temperature. The all-time coldest temperature for the Paducah area, without factoring in wind chill, came 30 years ago when it reached minus 15 degrees on Jan. 20, 1985.
Crittenden County Courthouse will be open as a warming shelter the rest of the week, reports the judge-executive's office.
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