Gov. Steve Beshear has called the 2009 ice storm the worst storm in Kentucky's history.
Big ice storms are not common in Kentucky, but people still need to be aware of when they could happen, according to Tim Funk, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
"Weather affects everyone," he said.
Kentucky experiences a variety of types of precipitation - snow, sleet, hail and freezing rain - and the type of precipitation can be just as important as the amount, Funk said.