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This letter is in response to the article that was published in The Trimble Banner dated Dec. 26, 2012. The article was under the Milton Commission report.
First of all, I would like to clarify something concerning the statement Jason Long made that “volunteer responders also tackled an illegal burn within the city limits. Also the responsible party is subject to a $25,000 fine.”
First of all, I notified the Kentucky State Police post that we were having a controlled burn at the address within the city limits. I was questioned as to what would be burned. I told her wood and there would be nothing illegal burnt. We started the fire at the time I was told to do so.
Within 30 minutes there was a person from Bedford that drove in with his lights flashing, got out and asked me what we were burning. I responded “wood,” and he proceeded to go on private property and probed around in the fire. I informed him that I had reported we were having a controlled fire and was given the approval. He immediately got on the cell phone and had the Milton fire truck pumper down to the property. I informed all involved that I was not paying for something that I didn’t request.
Well, the nosy neighbor that had reported all of this proceeded to call the Kentucky State Police. It was her hopes that they would arrest me because of the fire but that didn’t happen.
The fire department and the person from Bedford proceeded to put the fire out and left.
Now, according to Mr. Long’s statement that I’m subject to a $25,000 fine, all I can say is, it is no wonder the department is not getting very many subscriptions returned. You know, Mr. Long, attitude means a lot to success.
A resident and taxpayer of Trimble County