Feb 24, 2013 12:52 PM
Some Kentucky counties are currently without "911" services due to a fire.
Kentucky Emergency Management has been notified by Mt. Eden's Fire Chief Doug Herndon that a residential fire caused damage to the local telecommunications fiber optics.
Chief Herndon says the damage may affect "911" services in parts of Anderson and Spencer Counties, and the cities of Lawrenceburg and Mt. Eden and the community of Waddy in Shelby county.
Officials encourage residents to check their local cell coverage, which may or may not have been affected.
Family members or friends of special needs persons may want to conduct wellness checks, if needed.
Officials estimate the service should be restored by 2:00 p.m. EST.
In case of emergency, we've listed the phone numbers these communities might need in case of an emergency:
ANDERSON COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN LAWRENCEBURG: 502-839-5039
ANDERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: 502-839-4021
LAWRENCEBUG POLICE DEPARTMENT IN ANDERSON COUNTY: 502-839-5125
SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: 502-633-4324
SHELBY COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN SHELBYVILLE: 502-633-2326
SHELBYVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN SHELBY COUNTY: 502-633-2326
SPENCER COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT IN TAYLORSVILLE: 502-477-3228
SPENCER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: 502-477-3200
TAYLORSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN SPENCER COUNTY: 502-477-3231
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