Yes, Barbourville, there will be fireworks!
Barbourville Mayor David Thompson has confirmed there will be a Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display Saturday night at the Barbourville Water Park.
The celebration will begin around dusk with a DJ at the amphitheater, as well as available food and drinks. Although the waterpark itself will be closed, the Putt Putt course will be open and the paddleboats will be running.
Long-time fireworks contractor, Pyrotechnic Display, Inc., will once again be shooting off a beautiful fireworks display over Barbourville.
Mayor Thompson requests that no one bring their own personal fireworks, which include everying from bottle rockets, sparklers, cherry bombs, firecrackers or Roman candles.
“In a crowd of people the size of what we’re expecting, we don’t want anyone getting hurt by getting too close to someone else’s fireworks,” said the mayor. “So, please save them until after our show.”