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Ky. residents brace for below freezing temps

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) - Weather officials are urging residents to prepare for an arctic blast expected to affect most of Kentucky this week.

Temperatures were expected to start dropping Sunday night, and forecasters predicted some parts of the state could see wind chills down to 15 below over the next three days. They say most of the state should see lows near or slightly below zero till Thursday, when temperatures are expected to be in the low teens.

Meteorologist Chuck Greif with the National Weather Service in Jackson says residents should wrap exposed pipes and make sure pets and livestock are cared for.

Greif says there will be some precipitation in parts of the state, but little accumulation is expected.

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200th anniversary planned for historic mansion

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) - The Winchester-Clark County Heritage Commission is making plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic James Clark mansion.

Heritage Commission representative Debbie Barnes told the Winchester Sun (http://bit.ly/19VYKpO) that festivities will begin Feb. 14 with an art show.

Other celebrations will be planned for the summer and fall.

Barnes said tentative plans have been made to open the house, also known as Holly Rood, during the Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival Labor Day weekend. Barnes said she hopes to have guides in period costume sharing the history of the house with visitors.