Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge in Jessamine County is a sanctuary for animals ranging from wolves and bobcats to deer and raccoons. Many of the animals were neglected or abused before being brought to Wolf Run.
Because local first responders called to the scene of a drug overdose are only armed with rubber gloves and tongs, the students of Ashland Middle School developed a solution to safely pick up and dispose of hazardous material. The students created a device that could be used by first responders and local authorities to pick up dangerous used needles and other drug paraphernalia.
Two trains crashed and spilled cars sideways across tracks and on nearby hills in Scott County overnight. The derailment forced the temporary evacuations of nearby residents until authorities could assess if hazardous materials were dumped.
The railroad crossing on Lisle Road in Scott County was briefly opened then closed again Monday as railroad cars were moved near the site of an overnight derailment. Two trains collided and a derailment occurred.