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Predicted Severe Weather Prompts Changes to Trick Or Treating Activities

National Weather Service

Possible severe weather predicted for Halloween is prompting some changes for area trick-or-treating activities. The National Weather Service is warning storm systems moving upwards of 5o to 60 mph throughout the region this evening. A tornado watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m. 

NWS forecasters say the greatest threats posed by the storms include damaging wind and large hail. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. 

Below is a list (to be updated) of changes to trick-or-treating events throughout the region.

  • Murray – Trail of Treats – 10/31 moved to CFSB center. 5-8 p.m.
  • Hopkinsville- Downtown Trick-or-Treat will be held on Friday, November 1st from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Hopkinsville neighborhood and organization trick-or-treat activities are encouraged to be observed on Friday, November 1st from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. only. Legend of the Bell Witch is cancelled
  • Paducah: No "city sponsored" events. However, Jefferson Street will be closed due to a high volume of expected trick-or-treaters. Public Information Officer Pam Spencer says to be mindful of the possibility of severe weather.
  • Clarksville, TN: The Leaf Chronicle Reports the city and county don't plan to alter Halloween plans.
  • Benton - activities on court square and Trunk or Treat events – moved to November 1st from 5-9pm
  • Mayfield - city events - still to be held Thursday, October 31st, 5-8 pm, but moved inside City Hall if rain
  • Cadiz: downtown trick or treat events - moved to November 1st 4-6pm
  • Calvert City -  all Trunk or Treat events - still held on Thursday, October 31st, 5-9pm but moved indoors if rain

Here are some safe trick-or-treating tips from the City of Paducah:

  • Make sure to trick-or-treat with a trusted adult;
  • Wear comfortable shoes;
  • Select costumes that fit appropriately and are not tripping hazards;
  • Make sure that costume swords, knives, and similar accessories are short, soft, and flexible;
  • Take masks off while walking to the next house;
  • Avoid walking in the road; walk on sidewalks or the edge of yards;
  • Select houses with their front porch lights on in familiar neighborhoods;
  • Don’t go inside any house or accept a ride from a stranger;
  • Don’t pet or approach any animals;
  • Have an adult check the candy before eating it.  Candy should be discarded if the wrapper is faded or torn if the candy is unwrapped.
Chad Lampe, a Poplar Bluff, Missouri native, was raised on radio. He credits his father, a broadcast engineer, for his technical knowledge, and his mother for the gift of gab. At ten years old he broke all bonds of the FCC and built his own one watt pirate radio station. His childhood afternoons were spent playing music and interviewing classmates for all his friends to hear. At fourteen he began working for the local radio stations, until he graduated high school. He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Murray State, and a Masters Degree in Mass Communication. In November, 2011, Chad was named Station Manager in 2016.
Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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