Fort Campbell schools are already back in session, several other local school systems will open later this week and motorists are reminded to slow down when buses and student pedestrians will be on the roads.
Trigg County Schools open Tuesday and Todd and Montgomery County schools ring in the new school year Wednesday.
Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says it's easy to get out of the habit of slowing down in school zones, but neglecting to use caution could cost lives.
Chief Marklin says his department will join other law enforcement agencies across Kentucky in placing extra patrols around school zones during the peak time periods.
A serious bus accident is one of the worst-case scenarios for any school system or police department and Chief Marklin says it can happen quickly if the slower speed limits aren't observed.
Christian County pubic schools and Univeristy Heights Academy open Aug. 14, while Heritage Christian Academy's first day of school is Aug. 13.