Christian County Judge Executive Steve Tribble announced this afternoon that residents living in the southern section of the county will no longer have to abide by the open burn ban that’s been in place for over a month.
Effective immediately, the open burn ban issued on June 29th will be amended to reflect the following changes: open burning will be allowed in the southern section of the county, south of Highway 68/80.
However, all areas of Christian County, north of Highway 68/80 will still be under the open burn ban.
Judge Tribble proclaimed that this amendment will be in effect until the areas north of Highway 68/80 receive adequate rainfall.
This order also includes the lighting of fireworks and burning of any materials outdoors.
Judge Tribble is urging those citizens who live in an area where the burn ban was lifted, to be extremely precautious when burning materials outdoors.
Judge Tribble suggests residents in southern Christian County to not burn any material near sinkholes, near utility lines, on windy days or within 50 feet of any structure.
Again, Christian County Judge-Executive Steve Tribble is allowing open burning to take place in the southern section of the county, with the ban to remain in effect for the northern section of the county.