Eastern Ky. 4th of July festivals canceled, postponed

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Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 10:05 AM EDT
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EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - After the officer-involved shooting that happened in Floyd County Thursday night, several holiday events in the area have been canceled.

On Friday, a post was shared on the Prestonsburg Tourism Facebook page announcing the postponing of Star City Day.

“In [light] of last night’s tragedy, we believe it is in the best interest of our community to postpone Star City Day at this time,” said the post.

A new date has not been announced yet.

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Also on Friday, a release from the City of Pikeville said the Independence Day Festival is canceled. The decision was made to pay respect to the fallen officers after Thursday’s shooting.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our Independence Day Festival in Pikeville,” said Pikeville Mayor Jimmy Carter in a news release. “Our community mourns the tragic losses in Floyd County yesterday, and we have decided to cancel the festival in honor of the fallen officers and others injured. We offer our sincere sympathy to the entire Floyd County community – to the grieving family, friends, and neighbors of these Kentucky heroes.

The fireworks show, planned for Monday night, is rescheduled for Friday, July 8, at 9:45 p.m.

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