Caneyville Mayor James Embry on Friday signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in the city of Caneyville in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"The city has not had any issues but felt that we should be proactive," said Caneyville City Clerk Connie Gootee in an email. " the event we had a situation, our community would be considered for any relief efforts. We felt this would be in the best interest of our citizens."

The announcement follows the city's decision to close the lobby of Caneyville City Hall to foot traffic effective Wednesday of this week. Payments can be made in the night drop box, by U.S. mail to P.O. Box 69 Caneyville, KY, or online. For more information, call city hall during business hours at 270-879-9701.

At the time of publication, Grayson County does not have any positive cases of COVID-19.