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How to Have a Safe & Happy Halloween with Kids

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 …

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Blue Grass Scientists Provide Update on Supercritical Water Oxidation Activities

Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) scientists briefed Secondary Waste Working Group community stakeholders Nov. 10 about supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) activities and their progress on a recent study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. “An internal working group was formed to maintain open communications among …

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Cars Parked on Roads Will be Towed

By executive order of the Garrard County Judge/ Executive’s office, any cars parked or abandoned on a county road will be towed at the owner’s expense due to the need for roads to be plowed and treated in a timely manner. Vehicles left on roads have prevented road plows and …

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Winter Storm Octavia – Update

Press Release #3 Garrard County and the City of Lancaster have made significant progress over the night and during Tuesday morning with the effects of Winter Storm Octavia. Road treatment operations were held off until daylight in order to avoid freezing of melting snow. Primary roads are now passable in …

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Golden Alert – 25 Nov 2014

A Golden Alert has been issued for a Roger Isaacs, a 67 year old resident of Lancaster, KY. Mr Isaacs suffers from early stages of dementia and has not been seen or heard from since approximately 10:30 Tuesday morning. Isaacs is described as a white male, approximately 6’1” tall and …

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Army: Chemical leak at depot did not enter atmosphere

MADISON COUNTY — Crews at the Blue Grass Army Depot detected a chemical weapon leak Monday, October 28th, within one of the storage igloos at the base. The vapor leak of the GB round was contained within the igloo and was not detected in the air outside the structure, according to …

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Fire Departments Recruiting!

Buckeye Fire Department and Garrard County Fire District #1 are looking for new volunteer members from their communities. This is an excellent way to contribute to your community in a direct way. Anyone interested should contact the following: Buckeye Fire Department Nancy Newby Home: 859-792-2774 C ell: 859-339-1993 Garrard County District #1 …

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“Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13”

Sparky the Fire Dog has a message for you. Hi Kids! Fire Prevention Week is my favorite time of year. This Fire Prevention Week, I want to make sure that everyone has 2 ways out of every room in their home. If there is ever a fire, and your first …

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“September Is National Preparedness Month”

CONSIDERATIONS FOR… As you prepare, tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Most or all individuals have both specific personal needs as well as resources to assist others. You and your household and others you help or rely on for assistance should work together. …

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“Disabilities: Emergency Preparedness Training”

For the millions of Americans with disabilities, emergencies such as fires and floods present real challenges. Learn how people with disabilities, their families, and first responders can plan ahead for safety during a disaster. More than 1 in 5 Americans have a disability, and many more are at risk for …