Last year, the state lowered the boom on communities when it allowed the sale of Class C fireworks that include bottle rockets, roman candles and larger items that shoot exploding fire balls into the air.
As a result, many residents in Nicholasville were in an uproar over the rockets’ red glare at all hours of the night.
But the Nicholasville City Commission is on the cusp of passing an ordinance that would regulate the ordnance of Class C fireworks inside city limits.
“The complaints that I’ve had are not about people shooting the fireworks, but it’s the duration that they go through from start to finish,” commissioner Johnny Collier said at Monday’s workshop. “There’s a lot of people who have neighbors shooting them off at 2 and 3 in the morning and around the 4th of July; they’ll start on June 20 and they’ll quit Aug. 1.”
Because of this, police chief Barry Waldrop is in the process of coming up with an ordinance that would put time limits on setting off fireworks.