Scott County

Scott County

Railroad blames its crew for Kentucky train crash. And sues them.

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. filed suit against two crew members whom it says were negligent and failed to prevent a March 18 train crash and derailment in Georgetown. The suit says the locomotive engineer and conductor could be stopped and thus prevent the crash that destroyed two Norfolk Southern locomotives and the derailment of 13 rail cars.

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Snow could hit twice before the weekend ends

Before the winter weather system arrives late today into this evening, temps can make a run toward the low 40s, said WKYT meteorologist Chris Bailey. Light rain and light snow will then develop in a narrow band in the early hours of Saturday.

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One burned in Georgetown fire

Firefighters from Georgetown and Scott County fire departments battled a large fire at a mini storage facility on Cherry Blossom Way in Georgetown, Ky. At least one person was burned in the fire, which started about 7:15 a.m. Herald-Leader video

Train car pileup in Scott County is shown in drone video

Two trains crashed and spilled cars sideways across tracks and on nearby hills in Scott County March 18. The derailment forced the temporary evacuations of nearby residents until authorities could assess if hazardous materials were dumped.
Ron Garrison rgarrison@herald-leader.com