Fireworks, Safety, and Last Minute Buying

Residents of Bowling Green have no firework ban.

Police say they won't be out just patrolling, only responding to calls.

"On July 4th, we know we're going to have a lot of fireworks complaints. All of our calls are complaint driven. We're not out looking for it, because we've got other calls to attend to. The Fourth of July is a really busy night for us," said Bowling Green Police Officer, Ronnie Ward.

While the city of Bowling Green does have a ban, Warren County does not, and one of south central Kentucky's biggest fireworks show will still go on, thanks to special permission from the county.

It's the show at the Church of Christ in Alvaton.

"The fireworks that we shoot are different than what consumers are able to shoot. These go up much higher before the explode, and they burn out completely before they hit the ground. They're designed to be able to use them in all different kinds of conditions," said Cory McNeley, licensed expert from Froggy's Fireworks.

Organizers expect several hundred people.

"We want y'all to be able to come out without having to worry about some of the other issues that happen at some of the other fireworks parties and celebrations on the Fourth of July," said organizer, Jeff Galloway.

But for firework vendors it's been a slow year.

"The burn ban has really put people off. They're worried about fines, cops catching them, neighbors calling them, things like that. Usually, we do really well, and we don't have to go to buy one get one until later in the day on the Fourth, but this year business has been so slow, we've been forced to really try to push things along," said Real Deal Fireworks Vendor, Dalton Christian.

If you'll be shooting fireworks, police encourage you to follow the ordinance. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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