County burn ban lifted

Shelby County Commissioners on Wednesday morning ended the county's ban on outdoor burning.

The action came on a motion by Commissioner Charles Barr and was unanimously passed. The lifting of the burn ban is effective immediately.

The ban on outdoor burning has been in effect for several weeks. County Judge Allison Harbison said with recent rains and a forecast for more rain the dought index has dropped enough that it should be safe for outdoor burning now.