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.
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 by Charles Bertram
Researchers at the University of Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center are testing a new crop: artemisia. They are teaming with researchers in Germany on a process to make a cure cheaper and more efficiently.