Pike Trick or Treat restricted to drive-thru only

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — In a year when practically everything has looked unfamiliar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes are also coming to Halloween.

The Pike County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday night against allowing traditional trick-or-treat or trunk-or-treat events.

Instead, only drive-thru trick-or-treat events will be allowed. Those will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29.

The court discussed three scenarios before reaching a decision — allowing a traditional trick or treat, allowing trunk-or-treat events only, or the drive-thru option. But with coronavirus cases surging in recent weeks, magistrates opted for the drive-thru option.

Details for how the drive-thru events will work are still being hashed out. The Pike County Health Department is expected to release guidance on the events Friday.

This story will be updated.