Zombies are coming

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City council speak favorably of zombie walk plan

By Randy Patrick

Zombies will be on the loose in Bardstown a couple of days after Halloween.

City officials spoke favorably of plans for a zombie walk on Saturday, Nov. 2, from about 8 to 10 p.m., with registration around 6.

“It’s almost like a parade,” said John Gritton of PLG-TV, who pitched the idea to the City Council at its regular Tuesday night meeting.

Except that those on parade will be the walking dead.

The walk will be for everybody, but especially for kids and teens who are too old to trick-or-treat but too young to party, it will give them something fun to do, Gritton said.

Participants will dress up like zombies, or zombie hunters, and walk the streets. They’ll be led by “lab technicians” in white coats, carrying flashlights, who will keep them on the designated path, and the hunters’ “weapons” will be checked.

Participants must refrain from alcohol and drug use, and those 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.

The walk will include live music, food vendors, photo ops and opportunities to integrate with downtown retailers and restaurants.