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KWC students affected by flooded dorm rooms

September 18, 2018 | 4:06 am

Updated September 18, 2018 | 4:20 am

Graphic by Owensboro Times

In July, 140 Kentucky Wesleyan College students who were planning to stay in Peeples Hall had to relocate due to a burst pipe.

“We took every effort to notify those students’ families,” said Eddie Kenny, KWC’s Executive Director of External Relations. “We’re making it as comfortable as possible for the affected students.”

Due to extensive flooding, the students were relocated to the Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 800 Salem Drive.

Kenny says the school is making every effort to resolve the plumbing issues and other units in the dorms. The plumbing issue has created an opportunity for KWC to upgrade and modify some of the fixtures and furnishings.

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“We anticipate all students will be back in Peeples Hall this October, after fall break,” Kenny said.

Because of the distance between the hotel and KWC’s campus, Kenny said the school has offered shuttles for students who’ve had to move off campus.

The shuttles travel back and forth between the hotel and the campus in order to ensure those living off campus, for the time being, are able to have an on-campus experience as well.

September 18, 2018 | 4:06 am

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