snowy road 300OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (1/12/18) — A local state of emergency has been declared in Ohio County by Judge-Executive David Johnson.

The declaration means the local emergency operations plan has been implemented and fully executed; Ohio County Emergency Management Agency is directing the emergency services and providing assistance; all Ohio County agencies are cooperating to the fullest extent with emergency service and providing assistance.

Under the declaration, Johnson can waive procedures and formalities otherwise required by law pertaining to performance of public work, entering into contracts, incurring obligations, employment of permanent and temporary workers, use of volunteer workers, equipment rental and appropriation and expenditure of public funds.

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