Adair County

Regional
6:00 am
Sun February 23, 2014

Explosion On Ky. Natural Gas Pipeline Under Investigation

Burned-out vehicles sit among the ruins following a natural gas pipeline explosion in Kentucky on Thursday.
Timothy D. Easley AP

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 6:18 pm

A huge boom awoke the people of rural Adair County, Ky., at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 13. Calls flooded 911 dispatchers with reports of a large fire.

The flames were from an explosion on a natural gas pipeline. It left a crater 60 feet deep, destroyed two homes and sent two people to the hospital.

Federal investigators are examining the cause of the blast, but it wasn't the first time the pipeline had failed in some way.

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Regional
11:21 am
Mon October 1, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Adair County Death Row Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the case of a Kentucky death row inmate awaiting execution for the slaying of three people in Adair County inĀ 1993. The high court on Monday issued its decision without comment on the appeal brought by 39-year-old William Harry Meece.

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