COVID-19, staff shortages force state to close Kentucky-Tennessee welcome center

Published 7:41 am Thursday, September 16, 2021

A Kentucky welcome center has temporarily closed for sanitation and staffing shortages due to COVID-19, officials said.

The welcome center along Interstate 65 on the Kentucky-Tennessee line closed Tuesday and is expected to remain closed until next week, a statement from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. Truck parking remains open.

Message boards have been placed along the interstate to inform drivers of the closure.

More information will be released when there’s an exact date for reopening the facility, officials said.