Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
MARTIN COUNTY - January 28, 2013 - Highway District 12 officials report good
Spicy Mountain(KY 40) in . Crowd Transporters crews are Martin County
repairing the break near the
line. Traffic has been reduced to one Johnson County
lane since the early morning pavement collapse on January 17.
Brittany Ball, an engineer with Highway District 12, said that the road needs to
remain closed to all traffic from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for a few more days.
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
– The Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet’s Division of Fire Protection today announced a partnership with the Kidde Co. and the Pike County Firefighters Association to install 250 smoke detectors in homes throughout
. A fire that killed four children, their father and seriously injured their mother earlier this month brought attention to the dangers of living in a house without a smoke alarm. Pike County
A press conference at the Pikeville Fire Department Training Center detailed plans for the initiative and many people spoke about the program’s importance.
“Your job is the same as mine,” Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford told those in attendance, most of whom were firefighters. “We have to keep the citizens of
safe, and that is why we are here today.” Pike County
The Kidde Co., located in
, is a manufacturer of fire safety products including smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers and has donated the smoke detectors. Mebane, N.C.
Nearly 250 smoke detectors were donated by the Kiddie Co. In order to receive a free smoke detector, contact your local fire department in any way – phone calls, e-mail, facebook – and request a detector. Your name will then be added to a list, that list will be taken to firefighters association president Randy Courtney and disbursed through local fire departments.
Doug Tackett, Pike County Emergency Services Director, who is also the county’s fire department coordinator, said the free smoke detectors are another step toward safety and education.
“We know fires are going to happen,” Tackett said. “What we are trying to do with the fire safety trailer, going into schools and now the smoke detectors is to try and educate people and take preventative measures so in the event of a fire, the likelihood of a casualty or casualties will be drastically minimized.”
Taken the safety a step further, a member of your local fire department will install the smoke detector for those who receive one, to ensure proper location and installation.