Outdoor siren at Barren River Lake State Park will warn of storms, emergencies

   An outdoor siren, located at Barren River Lake State Park, will now provide visitors to the park and boaters on the lake a warning of storms and emergencies.
   The siren, which can be heard for about 2 miles, was erected last week near the tennis courts next to the Louie B. Nunn Lodge in the park.
   It was provided to the park by the Barren County Office of Emergency Management with assistance from Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation.
   The siren is one of 27 sirens located across Barren County.
   It will be tested the first Saturday of every month. 

Burn Ban
   Due to dry conditions, a Burn Ban has been initiated for Barren, Monroe and Warren counties. Burning or open fires are prohibited during this ban. While the use of fireworks are included, the ban will not effect the July 4 fireworks at Barren River Lake State Park.

Level I Drought
   The Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team has declared Allen and Warren counties in a Level I Drought. Barren County is considered “abnormally dry” by the agency.  
   “A Level 1 drought indicates that the state has officially designated a prolonged dry period as a drought. Soil moisture, vegetative health and low fire fuel moisture are primarily affected. Designated areas may experience serious impacts to agricultural water needs, an increased wildfire risk and other water-sensitive sectors,” according to the team.

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