fireworks

9:24pm

Thu July 3, 2014
Health and Welfare

Both Legal and Illegal Fireworks Expected to Light Up Lexington

Credit lexch.com

    Lots of fireworks will likely be going off the next few days in central Kentucky neighborhoods. In Lexington, there will likely be a mix of legal and illegal works.

More than a year ago, the state passed legislation to legalize flying and exploding fireworks.  Still, some individual communities, like Lexington opted to continue a ban on those types of pyrotechnics.  Most all of the counties surrounding Fayette do allow the sale of fireworks that go airborne or blow up. 

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9:29am

Wed July 2, 2014
Health and Welfare

Veteran Emergency Room Doc Says Homemade Fireworks Cause Many Injuries

Credit businessclarksville.com

A doctor with over 30 years of experience in emergency department care says many fireworks-related injuries can be traced to homemade explosives.  University of Kentucky physician Chuck Ekerline says a male patient came in with just such injuries Monday.  He says exploding debris and shrapnel caused extensive damage to the man's arms, chest and face. 

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