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“Preparing for Holiday Traveling-Winterize Your Vehicle”

Check or have a mechanic check the following items on your car: Antifreeze levels – ensure they are sufficient to avoid freezing. Battery and ignition system – should be in top condition and battery terminals should be clean. Brakes – check for wear and fluid levels. Exhaust system – check for leaks and crimped …

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“Madison County plays role in discussions about chemical weapon destruction in Syria”

Madison County’s involvement in the destruction of the chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot is playing a role in the international community’s push to eliminate Syria’s stockpile. Earlier this week, United Nations inspectors released a report confirming that chemical weapons had been used against people in Syria. …

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Winter is Here!

Be prepared everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio/television to stay informed about winter storm watches, warnings and advisories. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm. People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold, and heart …

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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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CSEPP

“Firm for Environmental Assessment for new EOC selected”

Garrard County EMA/CSEPP is pleased to announce that a local business Copperhead Environmental Consulting has been selected by the Fiscal Court to perform the required Environmental Assessment for the new Garrard County Operations Center (EOC). The Environmental Assessment being conducted for the Garrard County Emergency Operation Center by Copperhead Environmental …

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“Prevent Kitchen Fires”

Even though Fire Prevention Week is over, it was held from October 6-12 all of our local fire departments are joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to ‘Prevent Kitchen Fires.’ During this year’s fire safety campaign, fire departments will be spreading the word …

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CSEPP

BGAD not affected by government shutdown

The Blue Grass Army Depot is not impacted by the federal government shutdown, which started at midnight last Tuesday. A news release from the depot said “it is business as usual” at BGAD, and the installation’s mission operations are not directly funded by congressional appropriation. Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative, which …

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CSEPP

Architect Selected for New Emergency Operations Center

“Brandstetter Carroll selected for EOC Construction” After a selection process was completed by the Garrard EOC committee, Garrard County Fiscal Court approved the hiring of Brandstetter Carroll as the architect/engineer for the new $3.1 million Garrard County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Funds acquired by Garrard County EMA/CSEPP will be used for the …

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“Fall Break Traveling Tips”

6 Driving Safety Tips to Stay Protected on the Road 1. Stay focused on defensive driving Keep 100% of your attention on driving at all times. Use defensive driving techniques and be aware of what others around you are doing and expect the unexpected. Don’t use a cell phone or …

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Twitter Unveils Emergency Alert System

Twitter has announced Twitter Alerts, a new system that enables public institutions and NGOs to send out emergency alerts via text message and push notifications in times of crisis. Users can sign up to receive emergency notifications from specific accounts, and will receive a text or push notification when that account …

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