Controlled Burns of Debris Begin in Western KY

Paducah, KY – Kentucky officials have hired contractors to burn ice storm debris in the 12 western-most counties. State Department of Highways District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre says officials would rather the trees and limbs be used as fuel, but there's too much of it and it contains too much dirt and other materials to be recycled.

LeFevre says the state has to remove it from land which owners leased as space to pile the debris as it was cleared from roads. Controlled burns of debris have begun in McCracken and Lyon counties.