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Some businesses offer a break from the snow day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Even as a winter storm dumped snow on parts of Kentucky -- with schools and government offices closed -- some businesses had to stay open. 

Many believed customers wouldn't fight the snow and the governor even asked people to stay off the roads, but for some, the show must go on.

At least that's what the organizers of the third annual Golf Expo said to themselves Friday. 

"We've got long drive simulators, putting challenge, chipping challenge," Louisville Golf Show's manager Brian Beaky explained. "It's cold outside -- snowy outside. Perfect time to start thinking about golf season."

A few flakes didn't stop Tom Howell and his friends from making the trek. 

"We're big on freebies," Howell laughed. "We try to play once every week. So, since we're not able to play."

We also found business as usual at Skyline Chili off Dutchmans Lane.

"We usually get a lot of snow plowers, people with the salt trucks come in," Skyline's manager Shannon Reed said. 

Reed said in 16 years, she's never seen the restraunts in Louisville close for weather. In fact she was working on making more chili when we spoke with her. 

"People like comfort food, it warms the soul," Reed said. 

But even movie theaters were somewhat empty -- but they were still open. 

"The Baxter even opens during snowmageddon," the manager of Baxter Avenue Theaters, Dean Winchester, said. "There's got to be something for folks to do."

We found Sara Corrigan in the movie theater warming up and asked her what got her out of the house. 

"I was bored and I love the snow so I thought I'd combine them," she said. 

"Everything is warm. heat's running. It's my job to shine light on a screen and sell sugared water to people,"  Winchester said.

The Louisville Golf Expo is Jan. 22 through Jan. 24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

Here's the info:
$12 Adults
$10 Seniors (60 and up)
Free for kids 12 and under 
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday

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