Bourbon and Leasburg News

Mass response helps extinguish fire along I-44

            A large brush fire swept through a salvage yard and threatened multiple structures, including some homes, businesses, and farms on the north side of Interstate 44 between the Leasburg exit and Bourbon on Friday. Numerous fire agencies helped extinguish the blaze.

Former Bourbon fire chief pleads guilty in assault case

            Former Bourbon fire chief Daniel Whatley has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for the 2020 incident that led to felony charges for assault of a police officer and resisting an arrest.

Bourbon council approves county hazard mitigation plan

           The Bourbon city council on October 18 approved a resolution to adopt the Crawford County Multijurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation plan, which allows cities to be prepared before a hazardous situation occurs so actions can be taken in the event of an emergency.