Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Judge Executive Wil Cannon has announced that the countywide burn ban that was issued on September 17, 2019 has been officially lifted as a result of the recent rainfall over the past 36 hours.
The ban restricted any and all open flames outdoors, period, which has now been lifted.
It is important to note, however, that the state wide fall burn restrictions went into effect on October 1, 2019. This is an annual fall restriction that prohibits outdoor burning within 150 feet of woodland or brush between the hours of 6AM and 6PM.
All types of outdoor burning are allowed after 6pm, according to the state regulation. This annual restriction occurs every year for fall burning season which is put in place from October 1st through December 15th each year, and for spring burning season, which occurs between February 15th and April 30th.