Burn ban lifted; county still in Level Two drought
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 18, 2012 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Despite lower temperatures and a small amount of rainfall, a ban on open outside burning and private fireworks remained in effect in Trigg County until Monday.

As the ban was county-wide, they had to wait until the entire county was “properly moisturized” before the ban could be lifted, and as of last week there were still areas in the county that had received little to no rain, said Trigg County Treasurer Lucy Oliver.

The cooling shelter, located at the East Golden Pond Fire Department on Canton Road, is still available on an “as needed basis,” according to Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries’ Office. Humphries said anyone in need should call Trigg County Dispatch at 522-8888.

“If conditions worsen, another burn ban will be likely. We still ask that all safety precautions and measures are used,” Oliver said.

The ban was lifted on the advice of the Kentucky Forestry Department after some much-needed rain and temperatures back in the double digits this past weekend.

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