It's that time of the year, celebrating the nation's independence, but it wouldn't be the Fourth of July without a little pow and wow.
After finalizing an ordinance allowing the sale of fireworks in Bowling Green, the city has received more retail permits than last year.
"The city is already working on 23 different locations, that's up from 17 locations last year, says City Commissioner Slim Nash, "I think as years go on, we're going to see more and more tents."
SkyLite Fireworks on Scottsville Road started selling as early as Monday.
Amy Burge, was selling fireworks today, she says being able to sell them locally is a good thing, "I think it's a great thing for Bowling Green and the state of Kentucky. Lets face it, last year and everybody went to the border and now they're saving money on gas, on tax and they can support local businesses."
While there are rules to follow when selling fireworks, there are also a few to follow while setting them off.
Fireworks can only be set off from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Starting June 27 until July 3.
On Independence Day, July 4, you can set fireworks off all day.
And on July 5, they can only be set off from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m..
"This is not in anyway to compromise somebody's right to celebrate our country's independence," says Nash," but instead the restrictions are there to insure that the community as a whole, can continue to live together."
You must also be at least 200 feet away from a building when setting these firecrackers off.
Police and the fire department will be regulating the use of fireworks for the next few months.