The burn ban established by the McCracken County Fiscal Court on Sept. 23 remains in effect, despite recent rain. The rain was not enough to remove the threat of wildfires or brush fires in the area brought on by heat and insufficient rain over the last two months.
The following counties' judge-executives ordered burn bans during the last week of September, and those burn bans are still in effect: McCracken, Ballard, Calloway, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston and Marshall. Carlisle County had a burn ban in place that was lifted Monday.
Also, an annual fall statewide burn ban is in effect until Dec. 15. People are not allowed to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Counties that do not have burn bans in effect on that date still have to comply with that statewide burn ban as detailed in Kentucky Revised Statute 149.400.