42 Years Ago, Kentucky Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History

January is typically a cold month in Kentucky and we do often see some snow. But 42 years ago, our state’s largest city saw the snowiest month on record. January of 1978 was a memorable time for those who lived in this region. It brought what many remember as the biggest blizzard in Kentucky, with massive snow drifts, icy conditions, and frigid temperatures. Take a look back over four decades ago to one of the worst storms our state has ever seen.

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News of the blizzard was so crucial that even Captain Kangaroo was interupted. Take a look at this news footage from January 1978…

We haven’t seen a month like January 1978 since that frigid time period. Time will tell if the Bluegrass State will see a severe storm like this again. Do you remember this as the biggest blizzard in Kentucky? We’d love to hear about your experiences and memories in the comments!

If you enjoy stories of Kentucky’s history, you’ll love these historic photos that are some of the oldest ever taken in our state.

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