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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Due to the stormy forecast, some neighborhoods are re-scheduling trick-or-treating. Some city leaders are allowing parents to decide when to let their princesses and pirates roam the streets.
Folks on Haunted Hillcrest in Crescent Hill have been all set for Halloween for weeks. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says trick-or-treating will not be rescheduled to an alternate day in the Metro.
Officials in other neighborhoods around the area say they are afraid to send kids out with the possibility of severe weather. So they're changing tradition, each in their own way.
Last year, Kentuckiana porches were filled with princesses, wizards and little monsters on the same night.
"I can remember as a kid, if the porch light wasn't on, we generally didn't waste the time going up to the door," said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore.
This year, those porch lights in the Metro will be turned on to welcome costumed kids again on Thursday.
"What we are encouraging is for adults to exercise parental judgment," said Fischer.
Across the river, the mayor says Jeffersonville residents can celebrate when they want to.
"The last thing we want to do is put kids on the street when there's the possibility of high winds and branches falling," said Moore.
They're giving parents an "optional" Halloween.
"If the weather conditions are too severe, the city is also going to recognize Saturday from 6 to 9 as an option for trick or treating," said Moore.
Louisville's Mayor says the "governing" on Halloween celebrations will be left up to the gatekeepers of goodies and the guardians of little ghouls and goblins.
"If the weather's really bad, don't go out side," said Fischer.
"If it's okay for an hour, go outside."
Those in Southern Indiana might need to be ready for a knock at the door.
"There's going to be children coming up and ringing your doorbell, so make sure you have extra candy!" said Moore.