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Knifley Pipeline Explosion: Paying tribute to heroes

2014-02-22 - 6029 Elkhorn Road, Knifley, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
Knifley is still taking stock of the nightmare visited on it this week when the Columbia Gas Transmission pipeline exploded with terrifying consequences. The story of the consequences of the event is ongoing. At this stage, at a post event news conference at the Knifley Fire Department, Knifley Fire Chief C.R. Drake stood out when as he cited the heroes of the night, the his fellow first responders from all over South Central Kentucky who came to the communities aid minutes after the 1:03amCT blast, which momentarily made one Knifleyan say he thought it was the end of the world. A huge story is that of a real hero - Chief Drake himself, who took charge of the disaster immediately and handled it with textbook perfection. At far right, Knifleyan B.J. Bray, Adair County Deputy Sheriff, whose first knowledge of the explosion came while he was in training in Richmond, KY, in a phone call to let him know that his family was safe in their home overlooking the blast area.

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