County wide burn ban issued

The issuance of a countywide ban on outdoor burning was enacted by the Franklin County Commissioners Court Monday, July 9 after scattered rain showers earlier in the month failed to provide enough rain to relieve the drought conditions.

The burning ban will continue either for 90 days (Oct. 7, 2018), or until the prohibition on outdoor burning is lifted by members of the commissioners court. For more details about this action, see the July 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.