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A fatal school shooting occurred at Marshall County High School on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Benton, Ky. Two students were killed and 17 others were injured. Police said a suspect was apprehended and the school was locked down.
Sen. Mitch McConnell while speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate reflected on the fatal shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. McConnell said his staff in western Kentucky was at the school and in close contact with local officials.
The Kenton County police department's video of an officer's collision with a deer has generated national and international notice. The department posted the video on Facebook and emphasized how the officer involved was able to maintain control of the police car because he "applied his brakes and steered away from the deer in a controlled manner." The officer wasn't injured and damage to the car was minimal considering the impact. The deer also appeared unharmed.
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.