Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Open Fire and Fireworks Banned on Pennyrile State Forest

no campfireCHRISTIAN COUNTY, KY (6/29/12) – Due to increasing drought levels and extremely warm temperatures, an open fire and fireworks ban is in place for Pennyrile State Forest until further notice. The state-owned property – located in Caldwell and Christian counties – will be patrolled by Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF) personnel. Violators are subject to fines and potential wildfire liability.
 
“The ban not only includes campfires, charcoal grills, candles and open-flame torches, it also prohibits the discharge and use of any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic device,” said Leah MacSwords, director of KDF. “We want people to enjoy the forest, but the wildfire danger is too high to be taking chances with open fire in backcountry camping areas.”
 
Any individual caught violating the campfire or fireworks ban on Pennyrile State Forest will be issued a fine up to $500. Individuals or groups responsible for causing a wildfire may also be held liable for suppression costs.
 
For more formation about outdoor burning restrictions and how you can prevent wildfires, contact the Kentucky Division of Forestry at 1-800-435-0555 or visit the division’s website at http://forestry.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Lynn True

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

McCay Chiropractor Presents Relay For Life Check

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/26/14) — Dr. Rob McCay of McCay Chiropractic presented a $1,505 donation to the American Cancer… Read More

Labor Day Weekend Special Events at LBL

KENTUCKY (8/27/14) — The following events are scheduled for Labor Day Weekend at Land Between the Lakes: Homeplace… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 22, 2014 6200

Two Busted for Meth in Central City

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 4178

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3713

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3262

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2772

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 25, 2014 4178

14-Year-Old Suffers Gunshot Wound; Air…

in Top Stories by Ami Clayton, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2313

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision Near…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
August 25, 2014 2252

Former Co-Workers Trying to Raise Money…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 24, 2014 2246

Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Officer Jeff Miller
August 26, 2014 1660

Two People Injured When Vehicle Overturns…

in Top Stories by Matt Sanderson

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 25, 2014 2772

Daviess County Health Department…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2734

44th Mount Saint Joseph Picnic is Sunday,…

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
August 25, 2014 2615

GRADD Seeking Ombudsman Program Volunteers

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 26, 2014 1862

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 26, 2014 1552

City Street Closures on Strawbridge and…

in News by Abby Shelton

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 22, 2014 6200

Two Busted for Meth in Central City

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 3713

Flooded Central City Church's Seven Day…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 3262

Camper Stolen in Utica Recovered in…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 25, 2014 2374

Mustangs Marching Classic

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 25, 2014 2261

Job Corp Celebrates 50th Anniversary

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06