Union County

Regional
5:24 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Coal Miner Killed On Job In Union County

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.

Answers to Insurance Questions Following Storms
4:50 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Emergency Response Team to Visit Union and Daviess Counties

The Kentucky Department of Insurance Emergency Response Team will be in Daviess and Union Counties on Monday to answer questions about the insurance claims process for those who suffered recent storm damage.

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