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Earthquake felt in Garrard County

Citizens of Garrard County have reported feeling tremors from an earthquake focused near Whitesburg, KY at 12:08PM on Saturday afternoon. No injuries or major damage has been reported in Garrard County nor in Whitesburg, KY at this time. Tremors have been reported as far away as Cincinnati, OH and Atlanta, GA. …

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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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“Be safe while you have fun this Halloween”

Ghouls and goblins will take over the night. But even scary creatures need to be safe and celebrate Halloween right. Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and automobile collisions. Garrard County Emergency Management (EMA)  wants your family to have a safe Halloween so we’re providing these tips, the …

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Fire Safety Tip

HOME FIRES Inspire others to act by being an example yourself,Pledge to Prepare & tell others about it! Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States, with direct property loss due to home fires estimated at $7.3 billion annually.  Home fires …

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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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“If the lights go out, ARE YOU PREPARED?”

If the lights go out, are you prepared?  Are you prepared in case of an emergency? Kentuckians including citizens of Garrard County face many challenges throughout the year, from tornadoes, flooding, winter storms to man-made hazards,  every household should be prepared to face these challenges at any given time. Although …

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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 …

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“Family Communications During Disasters”

Make A Plan Plan to Protect Yourself & Your Family Family Communications FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so plan how you will contact one another. Think about how you will communicate in different situations. Complete a contact card for each adult family member. Have …

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“Last Concrete Placement on Main Processing Building”

Last week, a major milestone was announced at the Bluegrass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) located at the Blue Grass Army Depot Chemical Activity area in Richmond. The exterior structure of the Munitions Demilitarization Building was completed. Construction workers including some from Garrard County used 12,400 cubic yards on concrete …

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