Disaster Response and Preparedness

Chemical weapons destruction delayed at Blue Grass Army Depot

Chemical weapons destruction delayed at Blue Grass Army Depot

Dec 16, 2016

The destruction of Madison County’s stockpile of chemical weapons was scheduled to start next year, but officials said Thursday that unexpected costs at a Richmond plant and at a sister plant in Colorado have changed those plans. The destruction of 15,000 projectiles containing mustard or blister agent was projected to start in mid- to late 2017. But $55...

“Holiday Shopping Safety Tips”

“Holiday Shopping Safety Tips”

Nov 25, 2016

 The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) provides these safety tips for  holiday shopping. Shopping in Stores  Do not buy more than you can carry.  Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or asking a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car.  Save all receipts.  Print and save all confirmations from your online purchases. Start a...

Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

Nov 8, 2016

More than 300,000 Kentucky hunters preparing for this years deer season should be aware there are at least 22 wildland fires burning, many in southeast Kentucky, as drought conditions persist across the state. About 14,000 acres have burned in the Commonwealth since Oct. 29. Hunters also need to check the counties they will be hunting to see if their have been...

GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

Nov 7, 2016

Burn bans generally prohibit the following: Burning of forest, grass, crops, woodlands, marshes or other similar areas. Burning leaves or debris. Campfires, bonfires and warming fires. Open pit cooking and charcoal grilling. Use of fireworks and welding may also be prohibited or regulated.                                                ...

How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

Oct 28, 2016

Face Facts: Masks can obstruct your child’s view, instead apply nontoxic face paints. Make sure oversized hats, helmets, or headpieces won’t interfere with their vision. Costume Cautions: Choose bright colors that make your child more visible in the dark. Any store bought costumes and accessories (masks, beards, wigs) must be labeled “flame...