Campground guests at 31 state park campgrounds and the Kentucky Horse Park were given approval by the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet's Division of Forestry. Governor Ernie Fletcher signed an executive order banning all outdoor burning across the Commonwealth, as the extreme drought situation has created extraordinarily hazardous wildfire conditions in Kentucky.
Under the approval given Oct. 5, by the Division of Forestry, fires at state park campsites will be limited to improved sites with fire rings and a water source. Fires will not be permitted in primitive camping areas or in upright grills located in picnic and cottage areas.
Propane gas stoves are allowed to be used at the state parks.
Mosquito spraying is scheduled
Washington Township trustees will conduct mosquito spraying in Washington Township area from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Anyone with respiratory problems should consider closing windows and shutting off any window-unit air conditioners until the fog has dissipated.
Red Cross organizes classes
The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross announces several classes.
Adult CPR with AED, Child and Infant CPR, and First Aid will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. This course is for health care providers, parents, grandparents and expectant parents. Cost of the course will be $45.
Adult CPR with AED, Child and Infant CPR, and First Aid will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Cost will be $45.
Adult CPR with AED, Child and Infant CPR, and First Aid will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost will be $45.
All participants must preregister for classes with the Red Cross at 614 Glover St., or call for a registration form at (740) 354-3293, (888) 354-3293 or fax to (740) 353-8735.
Blood drives are set
The Ohio River Chapter of the American Red Cross will take place at these locations: