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Anderson Co. burn ban remains in effect despite rain

PALESTINE, July 15, 2013--On Friday Anderson County issued a burn ban, which prohibits all outdoor burning. Anderson Co. Judge Robert Johnston says the ban was held off as long as possible. “It’s not something I wanted to do,” says Judge Johnston. “It’s something that had to be done for the county.”

Although rain has come to Anderson County, Judge Johnston says there has not been enough moisture to lift the ban. “We need an abundant amount of moisture before we can take it off,” he said.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Judge Johnston about the ban. Click below to hear interview.


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