Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble says he is praying for rain and says he had nothing to do with the fireworks being canceled Wednesday night.
Judge Tribble was the man who issued a ban on outdoor burning that remains in effect for all of Christian County until further notice, but he says he made exceptions in the initial proclamation to allow the show to go on at the fair. When the fireworks were called off Wednesday, the Judge said it was news to him.
The judge says there is no magic formula to determine how much rain it would take for the burn ban to be lifted, but says it would take a lot across the entire county at this point.
Like most everyone else, Judge Tribble says his concerns lie with the farmers of the southern Pennyrile.
The United States Drought Monitor has extended the boundary of the “extreme drought” to include all of Trigg and most of Christian County, with areas to the east on the border still in a “severe” drought. Needless to say, the corn crop can’t read a map to tell the difference.