The administrators of the Ichthus Festival finally buckled down two years ago and decided to move the festival to June instead of April. That decision came on the heels of a frightful weekend that saw extreme heat, a tornado and snow strike the Wilmore event in back-to-back-to-back days.
Ichthus has perennially been hammered by bad weather, but all of that was put behind festivalgoers last year when the concert series saw a problem-free June weekend.
But it seems Murphy and his law could not be kept at bay for long, and bad weather showed its face again in 2008, albeit three days before the event was scheduled to begin.
Storms swept through central Kentucky Monday night, bringing down trees and leaving thousands of Bluegrass Energy customers without power. Ichthus Farm took the brunt of the winds, which tore down nearly every tent in the compound and snapped an electrical pole in two places.