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State Fire Marshal and ATF encourage Kentucky residents to safely celebrate the Fourth of July

The Kentucky State Fire Marshal joins the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in reminding the public to exercise caution when dealing with fireworks. Haney “To better ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July, the public is encouraged to enjoy firework shows conducted by licensed professionals,” said Mike Haney, Kentucky’s Fire Marshal and Director of PPC’s Division of...

Lexington Police Department now has new on-site NIBIN computer system to analyze ballistics

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Lexington Police Department now has its own high-tech way to solve violent crimes through the use of ballistics.

 Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Police Chief Lawrence Weathers joined representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in announcing the launch of an on-site computer system called NIBIN for analyzing shell casings. 

The computer...