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11:29 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Sights and Sounds: The Allure of Serious Fireworks in Southern Indiana

Some firework shots from Donald Threeblood's firework stand.
Credit Photos by Eleanor Hasken/LPM

Louisvillians are getting their fireworks ready for the Fourth of July weekend.

Jefferson County law prohibits the purchase and lighting of the airborne stuff—but there's a way to get serious fireworks.

Related: Hey Louisville, Keep the Fireworks Away From Buildings and People This Fourth of July

On Thursday, we visited two fireworks sellers: Powder Keg in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and a stand at the corner of Hancock Street and Broadway in Louisville.

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4:53 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Fireworks Lead to Spike in Louisville Soot Pollution

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There’s an air quality alert in effect today, but that’s for ozone. Louisville’s air quality monitors showed spikes in another type of pollution last night, as fireworks were going off around the city.

Air Pollution Control District spokesman Tom Nord says the fireworks caused spikes in several area air pollution monitors.

“We’re already having problems with ozone, and we did have another exceedance yesterday for ozone,” Nord said. “But fireworks are mostly a particulate matter issue, it’s mostly a soot issue.”

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