Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly has signed Executive Order No. 03-2012, it states:

Prevailing dry weather conditions have created a threat of brush fires in Daviess County. Effective 8:00 a.m. on June 29, 2012, no person shall light or maintain an open fire at any location within Daviess County, with the exception of cooking fires, where the container must have all sides fully enclosed and covered. Any person(s) violating this order may be subject to fines not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).

*All firework displays shall be permitted, supervised by a licensed professional, and have a fire department truck on location. For the safety of the community, private use of fireworks is discouraged.

This order becomes effective on Friday, June 29th, 2012 and will remain in effect until sufficient rainfall occurs and subject order is lifted.

For questions, contact your local volunteer fire station or the Daviess County Fire Department at 685-8440 (East)/685-8431 (West).

In addition, the Owensboro Fire Department is stressing extreme caution. Those who smoke need to take extra care to use proper containers to dispose of cigarettes throughout the drought. Please do not throw cigarettes out the windows of vehicles, and do not discard them next to buildings, in mulch, near bushes, or in grassy areas.