Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 4, 2013

Shutdown causes Mammoth headache for bride

Alternate wedding venue had to be found

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — Chelsea Willoughby and her fiance, Tyler Hodges, were planning to get married Saturday at Mammoth Cave National Park’s amphitheater. That was before they learned the national park would be closed due to the partial federal government shutdown.

They learned the park could be closed late Monday night, but had hopes the government shutdown wouldn’t last very long and the wedding could go on as planned. The park was officially closed Tuesday morning.

Chelsea and her mother, Michelle, drove to the park on Tuesday to talk to personnel at Mammoth Cave Hotel to see what could be done.

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