Covington eyes tighter fireworks rules

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Covington officials are eyeing a stricter ordinance that would ban the sale of fireworks from temporary stands.

City Manager Larry Klein told The Kentucky Enquirer ( ) the issue is 1 of public safety and property as well as quality of life.

If the Covington commission bans the temporary stands, it will join Florence officials in prohibiting the sale of fireworks from temporary stands.

This year near the Fourth of July, vendors cropped up in Kenton County cities. Edgewood and Elsmere banned the sale of fireworks outside of permanent buildings.

Klein said the city usually has eight to nine temporary fireworks-sales stands show up before the Fourth of July.

State law requires that fireworks not be shot off within 200 feet of any structure, person or vehicle.

Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer,

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