Gorge learning center to close for holidays

SLADE — The Gladie Cultural Environmental Learning Center in the Red River Gorge will close for the holidays on Christmas Eve, and reopen on January 5.

The reason: December visitation has been slow — an average of one visitor a day.

Jessica Santangelo, the center's director, also said that no school groups are scheduled to visit over the holidays.

"While visitation is slow, we thought it best to close the center as we prepare for a busy new year at Gladie," she said.