Prestonsburg prepares for annual Fourth of July firework display

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — The City of Prestonsburg will continue their annual Fourth of July firework celebration amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Prestonburg Mayor Les Stapleton, things will be a little different this year as hand sanitizer stations will be setup, rides will be continuously wiped down, temperatures will be checked upon entering Archer Park and social distancing is encouraged.

“We can’t store them because we don’t know how quickly they’ll degrade… so we’re gonna shoot em’,” states Mayor Stapleton. “We strongly encourage people to wear a mask…we’ve had people running in and out of groups, I’m not sure that’s a good idea this year…”

Crews from the Prestonburg Fire Department are hard at work, digging and installing mortars in preparation for the Fourth of July firework display.

Mayor Stapleton mentions that the City of Prestonsburg just wants to provide the community with an outdoor event since they’ve been cooped up in their houses since the pandemic first began.