Judge Executive Wil Cannon is reminding all county residents that the burn ban implemented on November 4, 2016 is still in effect for all of Edmonson County.
The ban prohibits all outside open flames of any kind including burning trash, leaves, limbs, debris, as well as the use of fire pits and charcoal grills. Bonfires are also included in the ban.
"Basically, the ban includes any type of fire outside, period," Cannon said. "With the extreme dry conditions and the falling leaves, there is just too much fuel for a fire right now."
He said that he's hearing some have said certain types of fires or grills are permitted, but he said that is incorrect.
"Please, until we get some rain that will improve these extreme conditions, just don't have any type of outdoor flame. The risk is simply too great."