forestry http://wkms.org en Counties in West Kentucky Issue Burn Bans http://wkms.org/post/counties-west-kentucky-issue-burn-bans <p>While West Kentucky&#39;s drought and fire risks are some of the worst in the state only four west Kentucky Counties have issued burn bans. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:39:28 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18538 at http://wkms.org Counties in West Kentucky Issue Burn Bans Wildfire issues http://wkms.org/post/wildfire-issues <p>Wild fires are scorching hundreds of square miles in several western states of the U.S.&nbsp; While parts of Kentucky are experiencing severe drought, the risk of similar fires in the commonwealth is relatively small.<br /><br />Kentucky summers are known for a good dose of humidity.&nbsp; Firefighters working to contain large blazes out west are&nbsp; battling windy dry conditions.&nbsp; Therein lies a key difference between the Ohio Valley and the Rockies.&nbsp; Lynn True is with the State Division of Forestry.<br />&nbsp; Fri, 15 Jun 2012 20:37:30 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 18400 at http://wkms.org Wildfire issues