KENTUCKY FIRE COMMISSION URGES SAFETY
DURING HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
Versailles, Ky. - Although the Fourth of July is a time for fun and celebration, the Kentucky Fire
Commission encourages everyone to carefully follow instructions when celebrating with
"Safety should be the top priority when dealing with explosives you have little to no control
over," said Kentucky Fire Commission Executive Director Ronnie Day. "Every year people end
up in hospital emergency rooms because they handled fireworks in an unsafe way."
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an average of 230
fireworks-related injuries near and on the 4th of July. Nearly one-third of these injuries are from
sparklers. Considering a home oven is set at 350 degrees to bake a cake, it's not surprising that
many people are injured by sparklers that can be as hot as 2,000 degrees.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the many public displays; however, if you
plan a home fireworks display in a county that allows it, here are some safety guidelines to
■ Purchase fireworks from an established, reputable dealer.
■ Follow the manufacturer directions.
■ Have water available for extinguishment of discarded fireworks or an emergency.
■ Place legally purchased fireworks on a flat surface, clear of combustible materials and clear
of all buildings.
■ Light only one firework at a time.
■ Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
■ Keep bystanders at least 25 feet away from fireworks.
■ Do not permit young children to handle or ignite fireworks.
■ Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
■ Remember to stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch on fire.
If you have questions about any firework product, contact your local fire department.
Russellville Fire Department 270-726-5020 or if an Emergency dial 911.
Ordinance 2016-01 (2016-2017 Annual Budget) is now listed in the Ordinance section of the web site. You may click here to go directly to the article.
Free Dump Days Continue at Transfer Station
Article that ran in the News Democrat and Leader on July 9th, 2015:
Due to the recent landfill closure, Scott Waste Service is offering free dump days for the month of July on Saturday, July 11 and Saturday, July 25. After that, beginning in August, free dump days will be on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The only difference is the place you will go.
Instead of taking your waste to the landfill for free twice a month, you will now take it to the transfer station in South Union on Hwy. 73, which crosses Hwy. 68. The transfer station is not a landfill, it is a holding place that is frequently cleared with the waste hauled off to a landfill in Hopkins County, which is where the trash from curbside services in Logan County is taken.
The same rules that governed the free dump days at the landfill will continue at the transfer station. Only one pickup truck load will be accepted on the designated Saturdays for free dump day. The load must have a tarp covering it while transporting and there can be no toxic chemicals such as paint, pesticides, herbicides, turpentine, etc. brought in. Also no tires, televisions or appliances. You can dispose of your kitchen appliances such as refrigerators, stoves and washer and dryers at Cumberland Scrap in Russellville.
The transfer station will be open Monday through Saturday for use by the citizens, however, if it is not on the days designated for free dumping, you will be charged accordingly by weight of load.
For more information about the transfer station or free dump days, please call Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator Dwight Cockrill at 270-726-7220.
Fireworks Information for City of Russellville
The City of Russellville would like to remind everyone that fireworks may only be used during certain time periods throughout the year. Please click the link below to view the complete ordinance regarding fireworks.
2015 Water Quality Report
You may view the Russellville 2015 Water Quality Report by click the link below:
2015 Water Quality Report
Hazard Mitigation Survey
The Barren River Area Hazard Mitigation Council is currently engaged in a regional planning process to become less vulnerable to disasters, and your participation is important to us!
Our 10 county region is working together to update our Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to identify and assess our region's disaster risks and determine how to best minimize or manage those risks. Upon completion, the Plan will be presented to each local governing body for adoption and then submitted to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency for review and approval.
This survey questionnaire provides an opportunity for you to share your opinions and participate in the mitigation planning process. The information you provide will help us better understand your hazard concerns and can lead to activities that should help reduce the impact of future hazardous events.
Kentucky Municipal Guide
Municipal Publishing, LLC is proud to present the 2016-2017 Kentucky Municipal Guide. Please find your complimentary copy via the enclosed link. Feel free to forward this link to any and all interested parties. You are also welcome to post this guide on your website and/or social media and share it with your community.
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