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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. Thursday and Friday classes also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

Lynwood Montell

Lynwood Montell

Retired Faculty

Lynwood Montell

William Lynwood Montell taught at Western Kentucky University from 1969 to 1999. He is the author of 22 books, including Saga of Coe Ridge, Ghosts Along the Cumberlands, Don't Go Up Kettle Creek, and Singing the Glory Down. He no longer teaches university classes, but continues writing books and doing lectures and storytelling presentations. For many years he has been featured as one of the statewide speakers sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council. Since his retirement he has published Ghosts Across Kentucky (2000), Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky (2001), Tales From Kentucky Lawyers (2003); Tales From Tennessee Lawyers (2005); Reminisces and Reflections: African American in the Kentucky-Tennessee Upper Cumberland Since the Civil War (with Wali Kharif, 2005); Grassroots Music in the Upper Cumberland (2006); Tales from Kentucky Doctors (2008); Civil War in the Kentucky-Tennessee Upper Cumberland (2008) and Tales from Kentucky Funeral Directors (2008).

In the summer of 2001, Lynwood was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, located in Renfro Valley, Kentucky, and in March 2003, he received the Governor's Arts Award in the folk Heritage category, an award based on the books he has written that focus on local life and culture. In his words, 'As I tell people, I could care less writing about kings, queens, and presidents, I write about local culture, life, and times as described by persons whom I interview during the research/writing process.'

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