A burn ban has been issued in at least one Pennyrile County due to ongoing dry conditions.
The executive order from Judge-Executive Rick Newman orders residents to cease any outdoor burning in Muhlenberg County effective Friday at Noon. Judge Newman says in a statement the order is in response to predicted weather conditions and extreme danger of wildfires in Muhlenberg County.
Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble says he hasn’t come close to issuing a ban locally yet, but that he will certainly be monitoring the situation. He says the Kentucky Department of Forestry will often give counties guidance on when a ban may be warranted.
Judge Tribble says he will take the counsel of state officials and Emergency Management Director Randy Graham before making any future decisions on burn bans in Christian County.