Monday, November 16, 2009

Mayor declares leaf burning ban

Mayor Mick Alexander today issued a temporary leaf burning ban, effective immediately for all city residents. Marion’s leaf vacuum truck has been inoperable for the past two weeks, prompting some residents to turn to the burning alternative. Fall weather in western Kentucky is generally too dry for such practice to be completely safe, according to the mayor. Alexander imposed the ban for the hours of 6 a.m., to 6 p.m., the same hours that state law bans certain types of burning. See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for details.