City Fire Marshal Ken Pflug said he doesn’t expect any more injuries or problems related to fireworks this year just because bigger ones are available locally.
Pflug compared fireworks sales to alcohol sales in that folks who like fireworks are willing to travel to get them. Having them available locally helps keep some of that revenue home and gives local government more control over how and where they are sold, he said. Plus, people who don’t care for fireworks are not likely to start shooting them off this year just because they are easier to get, so local sales are not going to significantly increase the number of people who use them, Pflug said.
Lincoln County: 10:30 p.m. Monday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds
Boyle County: 9:40 p.m. Monday at the Boyle County Fairgrounds; attendees should park at Millennium Park. In case of rain, fireworks will be set off Tuesday.
Casey County: Thunder on the Green Fireworks Show on Monday at Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center
Garrard County: dusk Saturday at Herrington Lake Marina; and dark Monday at Lancaster-Garrard County Recreation Park on U.S. 27 south of Lancaster.
Mercer County: Fourth of July Celebration at dusk Sunday at Anderson-Dean Community Park.
The Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community that all fireworks are prohibited in Millennium Park, including snaps, sparklers and firecrackers. A sign has been erected at the park’s entrance noting fireworks are prohibited.