• 84°
franklin county times

Train derails, injures employee

By By Terry R. Cassreino and Steve Gillespie / staff writers
Dec. 27, 2002
A railroad employee was injured Thursday night when a Kansas City Southern engine and 20 box cars derailed near Meehan Junction, law enforcement officers said.
Maj. Ward Calhoun, a spokesman for the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department, said he didn't know the extent of the employee's injuries and whether he was riding in the train's engine.
While details about the accident remained sketchy Thursday, Calhoun said the train was not carrying hazardous material and the derailment occurred in a rural area.
Calhoun said Metro Ambulance, the Meehan Volunteer Fire Department, the Lauderdale Emergency Management Agency and the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department were at the scene.
Officials with Kansas City Southern Railroad did not answer phones at their Meridian office Thursday night.

Franklin County

CDC authorizes COVID-19 vaccine for children

News

Russellville celebrates freedom at Jam on Sloss Lake Monday

News

RFD responds to downtown structure fire

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H announces horse club, summer day camps

Franklin County

Sweet T’s Meat & Greet celebrates grand opening

Franklin County

Bank Independent launches School Share

Franklin County

First Metro Bank reaches nearly 2,000 local students through financial literacy efforts

Franklin County

County votes in primary runoff

News

Kids, Kin program, Girl Scouts present information at RPL

Franklin County

FC Rescue Squad president faces arrest for theft

Franklin County

Summer P-EBT benefits go to families of eligible school children

News

Red Bay City Council approves water, gas board resolution

News

Red Bay Council discusses regulating vicious animals

Franklin County

Furr Fest fundraiser sees success

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2001, Kathryn (Keeton) Nix

News

Phil Campbell festival unites friends for food, fun, music

News

BTCPA gears up to perform ‘Leading Ladies,’ final play of season

News

Phil Campbell Police Department adds new vehicle to its fleet

News

Face-painting fun, crafts, treats delight at RPL

News

PC prepares to enforce noise, impoundment ordinances

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD holds Furr Fest fundraiser

Franklin County

Russellville promotes race amity June 12

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2000, Lindsay (Gerstman) Almond

News

PC Title Loan opens

x