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Kentucky city bans late night fireworks

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - Setting off pyrotechnics late at night in Georgetown could be an expensive proposition.

The central Kentucky city last week barred setting off fireworks between the hours of 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. daily. The new ordinance does permit the use of fireworks until midnight on Dec. 31, July 3, July 4 or an officially recognized Independence Day.

Violators could be fined $100 for the first offense, $250 for the second offense within 12 months and $500 and possibly jail time for later offenses within a year's time.

City Fire Marshal Eddie Fryman told The Georgetown News-Graphic that officials have gotten multiple complaints about late night fireworks, leading to the ordinance.

Last summer, Georgetown and Scott County banned fireworks because severe drought conditions caused risks of grass and brush fires.

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