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Fourth Of July Fireworks Will Be Launched From RJ Corman Railyard

Posted at 1:13 PM, May 01, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – City officials are making some big changes to the annual Fourth of July fireworks display after last year’s debacle.

This time around, the city is promising much more.

The city has a new partner and a new launch site that should make this year’s show spectacular.

Last year, the city launched the explosives from the top of the Financial Center, but doing so placed a lot of restrictions on what they could use.

With that in mind, city officials will launch from the RJ Corman Railyard off Oliver Lewis Way.

“It’s a celebration of our nation’s birth and it’s important to people and they want it to be wonderful. They want it to be fun. They want it to be fabulous and fireworks have traditionally been a part of this celebration forever, long time. So, we’re working to make it one of the best they’ve ever seen,” said Mayor Linda Gorton.

The mayor added that putting on a July Fourth fireworks display is a lot of pressure on a city because of the significance of the event, but she’s confident the city has made the proper changes from last year.