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JCPS Classes To Resume Monday; Beshear Asks For Federal Assistance

Jefferson County Public Schools students will return to class Monday.The system has been shut down this week in the wake of last Sunday's windstorm, which knocked out power to more than 100 schools.Superintendent Sheldon Berman says a few schools were still without service Friday."I'm confident that we will have those up on either generators or we will be up to full power by that time. So we are in quite good shape, we have also worked with food service. We will be able to serve lunch to students," Berman said.Meanwhile, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has asked for a presidential disaster declaration for Kentucky, which would clear the way for reimbursement of state and local governments for storm cleanup.As of this (Friday) morning, about 108,000 Louisville Gas and Electric Company customers were still without power.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.