Union County


A mobile home fire has claimed the lives of a father and son in Union County.

Charles Shockley, 68, and his son, Jesse Shockley, 41, died Tuesday morning at their home in Uniontown.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but authorities say so far nothing indicates arson or anything suspicious.

Four Victims of Kentucky Mobile Home Fire Identified

Mar 12, 2018

Authorities have identified four people who died in a mobile home fire in Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King said the fire was reported around noon Friday in Morganfield in western Kentucky. King said on Twitter Saturday that those killed were 40-year-old Brandy Hinson, 21-year-old Brennan Hinson, 21-year-old Mikaylin Price and 21-month-old Branson Scott Hinson.

Coal Miner Killed On Job In Union County

Dec 16, 2014

State officials say a coal miner has died after being struck by a coal-hauling car at an underground mine in western Kentucky.

The Kentucky Division of Mine Safety has identified the miner as 34-year-old Eli Eldridge of Sturgis.

It was just the second mining fatality in the state this year.

Eldridge was hit by a ram car, a long flat motorized car that hauls coal to the feeder. The accident occurred Tuesday at the Patriot Coal Company Highland No. 9 mine near Waverly around 11 a.m. CST.

The first Kentucky fatality occurred Oct. 8 at a surface mine in Bell County.