PADUCAH, Ky -
With recent changes to Kentucky's fireworks laws, the Paducah Fire Department wants to remind people what they can and can not do this Fourth of July.
The revised laws state fireworks should not be used within 200 ft of any home, building, car or person.
Paducah's Fire Department and Geographic Information System teamed up to construct a map showing the density of buildings and homes that could be affected by fireworks in the city. This led to the ban of fireworks within Paducah's city limits.
Anyone under 18 is not allowed to use fireworks though handheld and ground fireworks are allowed for people of all ages.
Greg Cherry, Deputy Chief of Fire Prevention says, "Those caught discharging fireworks could receive a citation."
If anyone is interested in the selling of fireworks they need to contact the Fire Prevention Division for information about completing the necessary permits.
Fire Prevention Division Phone Number: (270) 444-8522.
100 Television Lane
Paducah, KY 42003