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Chemical weapons destruction delayed at Blue Grass Army Depot

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 …

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“Holiday Shopping Safety Tips”

 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 …

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Wildland Fires, Dry Conditions Create Hazards for Deer Hunters

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 …

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GARRARD COUNTY PLACED UNDER BURN BAN

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.               …

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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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“Don’t GET CAUGHT IN THE DARK”

If the lights go out, are you prepared?  Are you prepared in case of an emergency? 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 state and …

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U.S. set to destroy chemical weapon stockpile in southern Colorado

By Dan Elliott, Associated Press DENVER — The U.S. Army plans to start operating a $4.5 billion plant next week that will destroy the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent, complying with an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, officials said Wednesday. The largely automated plant at the military’s Pueblo …

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Emergency Communication Plan

Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. Consider the following questions when making a plan: How will my family/household get emergency alerts and warnings? Have you subscribed to Garrard County Code Red …

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FEMA Seeks to Move Construction Away From Flood Zones

Obama administration emergency managers are proposing to toughen the requirements for federally funded construction projects to try to make flood-prone communities more resilient to the increased risks of flooding expected to be caused by global warming. The Federal Emergency Management on Monday proposed the rules, which would require federally funded …

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Start-Up Team Tests Generators at Kentucky Plant

Systemization team members are testing Standby Diesel Generators at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP), in order to provide adequate power to the site in an emergency. “This is the equivalent of a Navy shakedown cruise,” said Gary Price, electrical engineer, BGCAPP. “We are testing the generators to ensure …

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