Kentucky State Rep. Bam Carney is praising the actions of emergency first responders for their handling of a natural gas explosion in Adair County that injured two people.
In a speech delivered on the House floor, Carney thanked firefighters and EMT workers for their efforts in responding to a Columbia Gulf gas line explosion that rocked the town of Knifely , which is in Carney’s district.
“One home that was damaged was actually my aunt’s, so it’s right there, and you know, when it hits family -- it’s always important to us but when it hits family it’s a little different. But I want to publicly thank all those folks who, by all accounts, have done an outstanding job: Columbia Gulf, first responders,” said Carney. “You know, again, sometimes we take all those folks for granted 'til when we need them, so again I want to publicly thank them for what they’re doing in my community.”
Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the explosion.