Burn ban lifted

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By The Staff

A burn ban issued Monday was lifted Wednesday morning.

Judge-Executive Tommy Turner and Hodgenville Mayor Terry Cruse issued the burn ban for unincorporated areas of LaRue County and the City of Hodgenville after weeks of drought-like conditions.

Rain began falling Tuesday evening, continuing through Wednesday morning. The rainfall total exceeding 1 inch.

However, there is still a fire season In Kentucky, Oct. 1-Dec. 15. During this period, as outlined in KRS. 149.400, "it shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to, or procure another to set fire to any flammable material capable of spreading fire, located in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland, except between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.,  or when the ground is covered with snow".

Safety precautions should be taken and weather conditions considered before any outdoor burning. Check with your local fire department, the Kentucky Division for Air Quality and the Kentucky Division of Waste Management to ensure compliance with local and other state outdoor-burning regulations.

Forecasts indicate more rain is possible Tuesday through Thursday of the coming week.