Spring time temperatures coupled with breezy conditions are prompting wildfire concerns this afternoon. An open burning ban is in place for the Lexington area.
The open burning ban is being issued in response to a National Weather Service Advisory. It states that a dry cold front passing through is producing gusty west winds coupled with relatively low humidity levels. Officials with the Lexington Fire Department say it’s creating dangerous fire weather conditions.
Fayette County's Driver Education Program is recognizing its 500th graduate this week. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and County Attorney Larry Roberts marked the accomplishment during a news conference Wednesday.