Winds knocks out power, forces KSU to close

Connor Johnson

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky State University community was witness to a major power outage that hit the campus Thursday afternoon, when lights started flickering around lunchtime.

Due to strong winds throughout Frankfort, all of Kentucky State’s campus was temporarily closed, including Young Hall, The Halls, and the construction site of the new dorm.

The university released a statement via school email and its Instagram page, explaining the situation. Despite the power being restored to the campus later Thursday, the school announced the immediate cancellation of all classes and events remaining that day, along with the closing of restaurants in the Hill Student Center flex area.

Box meals were served for the remainder of lunch, and the power was restored by dinnertime.